The Chinese yuan weakened against the U.S. dollar in the Asian session on Monday.
Against the greenback, the yuan fell to a 5-day low of 6.3685 from an early high of 6.3559. At Friday’s close, the yuan was trading at 6.3549 against the greenback.
If the yuan extends its downtrend, it is likely to find support around the 6.41 area.
The People Bank of China set today’s central parity rate for yuan at 6.3584 per dollar, compared to last Wednesday’s reference rate of 6.3619. The central bank sets the reference rate every morning and allows the currency to move upto 2 percent from that level. The Chinese banks remain closed last Thursday and Friday for ceremonies to mark the end of World War II.