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  1. August 19, 2014

    Renminbi fights back as PBoC intervention subsides

    After a historically weak start to the year, China’s renminbi has stormed back in recent months as tactical intervention by...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Chinese moves trump Fed’s effect on US bonds

    All eyes are on the future path of US Federal Reserve policy and what it means for the economy and asset prices. But growth...

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  1. 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 officials...

  2. July 1, 2014

    Renminbi’s drop likely to prove temporary

    Last year, one of the great hedge fund trades was to borrow yen, lever those yen up to five times and invest in renminbi....

  3. June 29, 2014

    France to set up renminbi clearing system

    France’s central bank has taken the first step towards the creation of a Paris-based renminbi clearing and settlement...

  4. June 18, 2014

    The past decade’s poor investments are catching up with China

    There may not be Reds under the bed, but the Chinese are in the City of London in an effort to boost renminbi use in the...

  5. June 18, 2014

    London holds its own in battle for renminbi trade

    London is holding its own in the global race to secure a share of the fast-growing trade in the renminbi, but despite a...

  6. June 17, 2014

    IFC issues renminbi green bond in London

    The first renminbi-denominated “green bond” has been issued in London, marking a further step forward in the...

  7. June 16, 2014

    Renminbi rise masks fears of deeper issues

    After a five-month slide, the renminbi seems to be getting its mojo back. Last week, the Chinese currency rose 0.5 per cent...

  8. June 11, 2014

    Renminbi boost for London’s forex trade

    Britain’s bid to become the leading centre for offshore trading in the renminbi is set to receive a boost with the...

  9. June 10, 2014

    Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi

    Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi this year, in what would be one of the largest...

  10. June 9, 2014

    China move sparks speculation of renminbi reversal

    China’s central bank guided the renminbi higher by the most in 20 months on Monday, prompting speculation Beijing has...

  11. May 28, 2014

    Falling renminbi raises eyebrows overseas

    When the renminbi began falling back in February, traders expected it to be temporary as China’s central bank fired a...

  12. 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 first...

  13. April 28, 2014

    Singapore overtakes London for offshore renminbi trading

    Singapore has vaulted ahead of London as the world’s biggest offshore trading hub for the renminbi outside Hong Kong, as...

  14. April 17, 2014

    Rivalry builds in battle for a share of China’s currency trades

    Germany and the UK became involved in a minor, yet highly symbolic, public relations skirmish during Chinese president Xi...

  15. April 15, 2014

    US Treasury slams China on currency

    The US Treasury slammed China for resuming large-scale efforts to hold down the renminbi just hours after official data...

  16. April 15, 2014

    China’s $90bn credit squeeze

    Chinese financial institutions slashed the supply of credit by $90bn in the first quarter, underlining the scale of...

  17. April 8, 2014

    US warns China after renminbi depreciation

    The US has warned Beijing not to go back to manipulating its currency, following a sharp depreciation of the renminbi since...

  18. April 7, 2014

    Weaker renminbi could be China’s subprime

    Investors worried about a Chinese financial crisis want to know when and how it will happen. They have focused on the fast...

  19. March 26, 2014

    China agrees to London renminbi clearing bank

    The UK has stepped up its efforts to attract Chinese investment by agreeing with Beijing to the creation of a renminbi...

  20. March 21, 2014

    Renminbi falls to biggest weekly loss

    China’s renminbi was making the headlines again this week after the tightly controlled currency’s reins were let out a...

  21. March 20, 2014

    Companies now driving China’s renminbi lower

    Companies rather than China’s central bank are now the biggest force driving the renminbi lower, according to local traders,...

  22. March 19, 2014

    S Korea regulators launch probe into China banks’ operations

    South Korean financial authorities have launched an inspection of three Chinese banks' operations in the country, amid...

  23. March 18, 2014

    Renminbi rate hits ‘red line’ level for losses

    The renminbi on Wednesday breached a closely watched level considered a “red line” that could cause losses on billions of...

  24. March 18, 2014

    Global stocks advance after Putin speech

    Tuesday 20:00 GMT. Reassuring comments by Russia’s president on the future of Ukraine – even as he completed the annexation...

  25. March 17, 2014

    Renminbi marks new trading regime with fall to 11-month low

    China’s central bank underlined its intention to give the market a bigger role in determining the value of its currency when...

  26. March 17, 2014

    Renminbi hits 11-month low after PBoC loosens its grip

    The renminbi marked the first day of its new trading regime with a 0.3 per cent fall, taking it to an 11-month low against...

  27. March 16, 2014

    Freer renminbi will need more than wider corridor

    When China doubled the renminbi’s trading band on Saturday, the country’s central bank proclaimed that it was a move to let...

  28. March 10, 2014

    Sharp drop in exports rattles China markets

    Chinese stocks dropped sharply on Monday while the renminbi resumed its decline against the US dollar after Chinese trade...

  29. March 10, 2014

    China worries dent mood on Wall Street

    Monday 20:00 GMT. Fresh concerns over China and lingering uncertainty about Ukraine provided a “risk-off” backdrop for...

  30. March 7, 2014

    China’s renminbi bounces back

    The renminbi is poised to record its biggest weekly gain in more than two years, as China’s central bank stepped back from...

  31. March 4, 2014

    All China’s roads lead to a lower renminbi

    One of the main topics on the sidelines of the G20 meetings in Sydney at the end of February was why the normally...

  32. March 3, 2014

    Asia currency markets unfazed by renminbi slide

    While China may still have the capacity to shake global sentiment, it seems unable to ruffle Asia’s currency markets. Even...

  33. February 28, 2014

    Renminbi’s fall marks seismic shift

    Compared with the recent turmoil of double-digit currency devaluations and political unrest in other emerging markets, a...

  34. February 28, 2014

    Renminbi caps biggest weekly fall in years

    The Chinese renminbi capped its biggest weekly fall in years, with its steepest drop of the week on Friday as traders...

  35. February 27, 2014

    Falling renminbi heightens derivatives risks

    Chinese companies will face billions of dollars in losses from complex hedging products if the renminbi continues to weaken,...

  36. February 27, 2014

    Wall Street shrugs aside Ukraine concerns

    Thursday 21:10 GMT. Escalating tensions in Ukraine kept risk appetite reined in, even as growth bulls took heart from some...

  37. February 26, 2014

    China dismisses concern over sudden renminbi fall

    The renminbi has suffered its steepest weekly fall against the US dollar since China reformed its exchange rate system in...

  38. February 26, 2014

    Caution reigns as China worries persist

    Wednesday 21:15 GMT. Persistent uncertainty about China’s currency policy and concerns over Ukraine made for a nervous...

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