Australian dollar skids following Chinese yuan devaluation
The Australian dollar touched its weakest level since 2009 Wednesday following the People's Bank of China weakened the Chinese yuan to bolster exports. China's central bank set the midpoint rate at 6.3306 to the US dollar. Previously, PBOC devalued the currency by 1.85%. The Aussie ended at 65.61 euro cents from Tuesday's 66.72 euro cents, and 72.16 US cents from 73.23 US cents. The Australian dollar is declining on woes about China's official attitude. Chinese policymakers “have strong concerns about their growth and economy,” said Masashi Murata, Senior Currency Strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman.
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