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    1. November 30, 2015

      Pivotal moment for the renminbi and China

      The challenges posed to the global financial order by the rise of China could hardly be more fundamental. For several...

    2. November 19, 2015

      China inclusion in IMF currency basket not just symbolic

      Back in 2009, the west was desperately seeking green shoots of recovery and paid little attention when Zhou Xiaochuan...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
    2. Global Currencies: Renminbi

      China’s currency has become an increasingly important player on the world economic sta...
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    1. November 4, 2015

      Dollar bolstered by Yellen comments

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. The dollar jumped and shorter-term Treasury prices went into retreat as comments from Janet Yellen...

    2. November 4, 2015

      Shenzhen-Hong Kong connect false start sparks stock rally

      An inadvertent — and erroneous — confirmation of the start of a trading link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong sent shares...

    3. beyondbrics

      September 14, 2015

      China's entrepreneurship persists despite slowdown

      By Edward Tse, Gao Feng Advisory Company China’s recent stock market turbulence and currency devaluation has attracted...

    4. September 10, 2015

      Beijing’s market invasion comes at a cost

      Aggressive policy action is now a regular feature of global markets — Haruhiko Kuroda had his bazooka, while Ben...

    5. September 6, 2015

      PBoC governor says China stock market correction ‘mostly over’

      China’s stock market has almost completed its correction after a bubble formed in the first half of the year, according...

    6. July 29, 2015

      Trade propels renminbi on route to global reserve currency

      When discussing the internationalisation of China’s renminbi, Denis Shulakov, first vice-president of Gazprombank in...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2015

      How's that Zhou put working out for ya?

      We’ll tear ourselves away from Greece to point out that Chinese markets are totally normal. The market cap of the...

    8. May 26, 2015

      China currency is ‘no longer undervalued’, says IMF

      The International Monetary Fund has declared that China’s currency is “no longer undervalued”, marking a significant...

    9. May 5, 2015

      China knocks on door of reserve currency club

      The internationalisation of China’s renminbi faces its stiffest test yet as the International Monetary Fund debates...

    10. March 29, 2015

      China’s leaders focus on slowing economy

      Chinese leaders focused on the consequences of slowing economic growth during a meeting with world leaders this weekend...

    11. February 10, 2015

      People’s Bank of China shuffle leaves party control intact

      Two of the four deputy governors at China’s central bank will be replaced in the coming months, local media have...

    12. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2014

      PBoC chief exit - a recurring rumour

      Rumours that China’s long-serving central bank governor will soon be replaced have been swirling around Beijing for the...

    13. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2014

      Skids under Zhou Xiaochuan?

      Sometime tennis partner of Larry Summers and People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan looks to be on the way...

    14. July 21, 2014

      China and Switzerland sign bilateral currency swap line

      The central banks of China and Switzerland have struck a bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that advances the...

    15. July 10, 2014

      China vows to speed up renminbi liberalisation

      China has committed to speed up moves to liberalise its exchange rate and foreign investment regime, prompting US...

    16. June 18, 2014

      Fresh push for UK investors to tap Chinese markets

      George Osborne’s efforts to put London at the centre of the fast-growing trade in the renminbi progressed this week...

    17. May 22, 2014

      China’s central bank chief admits difficulties with Africa

      Beijing has made a rare and candid admission of the difficulties in its economic relationship with Africa, with one of...

    18. May 13, 2014

      US calls on China to do more to overhaul exchange rate policy

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has called on Beijing to renew a pledge to overhaul its exchange rate policy in his...

    19. April 9, 2014

      Fear of crisis intensifies China’s political battles

      The rift between China’s two most important financial regulators is not especially rare but it matters more now because...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Despite a lack of momentum from Wall Street and the absence of encouraging developments regarding Ukraine,...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2014

      China's NPC kicks off with focus on online funds

      China’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC) has started with an interesting focus on online funds. Zhou Xiaochuan,...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2014

      China’s GDP growth target to reveal policy intentions

      So rarely does China’s official GDP growth target bear more than a passing resemblance to subsequent reality (see...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      December 1, 2013

      China's monetary squeeze collides with housing bubble

      International investors often complain that they have a hard time understanding the actions of the People’s Bank of...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2013

      Zhou seems a little flustered

      We were going to be slightly snarky in the face of Zhou Xiaochuan, head of the People’s Bank of China, promising to...

    25. November 19, 2013

      Beijing pledges to end normal FX intervention

      China’s central bank has said it will “basically” end normal intervention in the currency markets, a more explicit...

    26. November 15, 2013

      Equities finish week on positive note

      Friday 21:10 GMT. Global equities pushed higher and the dollar remained under pressure at the end of a week that saw...

    27. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2013

      Another mechanism for China's bad bank debt: AIG-style preferred shares

      Chinese authorities are continuing their efforts to finish mopping up the bad debts left from the big bank bailout of...

    28. beyondbrics

      June 28, 2013

      New York headlines

      * China’s central bank assures financial markets * Global stocks extend gains for fourth day * China poised to name new...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 28, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How low can gold go? Gold descended through the key psychological level of $1,200...

    30. June 28, 2013

      China’s central bank assures financial markets

      China will ensure there is enough money in the economy for the smooth functioning of its financial markets, central...

    31. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2013

      Caption contest! Mervyn's little red book edition

      Ostensibly, this is Governor Mervyn King and Governor Zhou Xiaochuan celebrating the RMB 200bn currency swap announced...

    32. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2013

      China stocks drop as PMI disappoints

      embed1 Chinese stocks fell sharply on Tuesday on the publication of more evidence of an economic slow down. This time...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 22, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Yudhoyono’s Selection for Finance Minister Rattles Market * Falling Apple sales hit LG Display * PBOC’s Zhou Says...

    34. beyondbrics

      April 9, 2013

      China inflation: no worries?

      After what looked like a troubling surge in inflation in February, China’s CPI figure has dropped back sharply in...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 28, 2013

      China: gold before swine

      Should gold traders be paying attention to Chinese pork prices? It may sound outlandish, but new research has uncovered...

    36. March 19, 2013

      Chinese seek change as continuity rules

      Conversation in the coffee shops of Palo Alto is starting to sound more like the talk in the milk tea shops of Hong...

    37. March 17, 2013

      China names new securities regulator

      China has named a new securities regulator to replace Guo Shuqing, a prominent advocate of market reforms, after only...

    38. March 14, 2013

      China must push for economic change

      The announcement of China’s new economic team this week will open a window for serious financial liberalisation – and...

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