August 12, 2015 / 2:05 AM / 2 years ago

EM ASIA FX-Fresh yuan slide mauls Asia FX

SINGAPORE, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Emerging Asian currencies fell
to multi-year lows on Wednesday after China's central bank
allowed the yuan to drop for the second straight day.
    The yuan fell to as low as 6.4301 per dollar, the
weakest since August 2011, after the People's Bank of China
weakened its daily yuan mid-point by 1.6 percent. 
    Indonesia's rupiah and Malaysia's ringgit 
hit fresh 17-year lows.
    The Singapore dollar, the Taiwan dollar 
and the Philippine peso touched five-year troughs.
    South Korea's won also slid to near a four-year
low.

    CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR
    Change on the day at 0154 GMT
  Currency    Latest bid   Previous day    Pct Move
  Japan yen       125.13         125.13       -0.00
  Sing dlr        1.4096         1.4014       -0.58
  Taiwan dlr      32.130         32.080       -0.16
  Korean won     1189.80        1179.10       -0.90
 *Baht             35.37          35.37       +0.00
  Peso             46.17          45.93       -0.52
  Rupiah        13760.00       13595.00       -1.20
  Rupee            64.19          64.19       +0.00
  Ringgit         3.9920         3.9615       -0.76
  Yuan            6.4050         6.3231       -1.28
 
  Change so far in 2015
  Currency    Latest bid  End prev year    Pct Move
  Japan yen       125.13         119.66       -4.38
  Sing dlr        1.4096         1.3260       -5.93
  Taiwan dlr      32.130         31.718       -1.28
  Korean won     1189.80        1099.30       -7.61
  Baht             35.37          32.90       -6.98
  Peso             46.17          44.72       -3.14
  Rupiah        13760.00       12380.00      -10.03
  Rupee            64.19          63.03       -1.81
  Ringgit         3.9920         3.4965      -12.41
  Yuan            6.4050         6.2040       -3.14
  * Financial markets in Thailand are closed for a holiday.

 (Reporting by Jongwoo Cheon; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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