China has set the guiding rate for its yuan currency lower for a third consecutive day.
But Thursday’s rate of 1% down against the dollar was a smaller margin than the shock cuts earlier in the week.
The bank had on Tuesday announced it would start setting the daily rate based partly on the previous day’s trading, bringing the yuan closer to a free-floating currency.
The move triggered concerns over a currency war to boost China’s exports.
Recent economic data had seen a decline in Chinese exports, adding to the worries that the world’s second largest economy was headed for a prolonged slowdown.
A weaker yuan will make products cheaper abroad, meaning Chinese companies are more competitive on international markets.
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