Glitch Leads to 7.48 USD-RMB Exchange Rate, Panic Ensues

By That's, December 6, 2016

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Relax, guys. The RMB did not collapse last night.

A glitch in some exchange rate systems yesterday led to reports of an incorrect rate for a few hours, which in turn caused a minor meltdown among forex watchers.

Overnight, the rate on some platforms shot up from 6.86 to as high as 7.48, before dropping back down to 6.87.

USD-RMB Exchange Rate
The exchange rate as reported by XE.com.

Some initially speculated that Chinese markets had crashed, or that a certain phone call and some tweets had to do with it.

But it appears the rate was misreported by one broker and then widely disseminated by accident. Oops.

The rate is back to normal... for the time being.

Bloomberg Exchange

Bloomberg Exchange
The rate as of 10.54am CST (December 6, 2016), according to Bloomberg.

Move on, nothing to see here.

[Top image via China.cn]

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