China’s tightly-controlled yuan traded at a record high against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday and unprecedented demand has made it stand out as one of the world’s most attractive currencies, analysts told CNBC.
Following strong trade data published over the weekend, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has been aggressively fixing the yuan’s daily mid-point at its highest levels since the 2005 currency revaluation.
On Tuesday, the yuan was fixed at 6.1114 to the dollar and rose to a fresh record high of 6.0703. The central bank controls yuan trading by limiting its movement to 1 percent on either side of a daily-fixed mid-point.
“To my mind this [the yuan] is out on its own as the best currency on the planet,” Stuart Oakley, managing director of Asian currency trading at Nomura, told CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box on Tuesday.
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