Renminbi drops to six-year low

Consensus view: forecasters expect dollar/yuan to trade at 6.8 by the end of 2016

Onshore renminbi and its offshore counterpart set a six-year low this week, as figures from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) show that China's outbound renminbi payments surged to a record in September, which added more pressure on the already weakened yuan.

According to data released on October 21, a net $44.7 billion worth of payments in the Chinese currency left the country last month, which was the highest since the government started releasing the figures in 2010 and

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