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    1. November 12, 2014

      Hong Kong removes caps on renminbi conversion

      Hong Kong has scrapped restrictions on how much renminbi local residents are permitted to buy in a single day, in a move...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Hong Kong banks compete for offshore renminbi

      Offshore renminbi interest rates in Hong Kong have climbed to near record highs this week as banks compete for funds in...

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      Having been almost invisible in much of the world for years, the Chinese currency is n...
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    1. November 5, 2014

      Dollar rally puts focus on Beijing

      China’s currency has long been hitched to someone else’s wagon – that being the US dollar. But as central banks across the...

    2. November 3, 2014

      The renminbi’s place in the FX world

      This year, the UK became the first western country in the world to issue government debt in renminbi. “We need to export to...

    3. October 30, 2014

      Beijing’s challenge to the world of Bretton Woods

      China has been industrious this year in laying the foundations for a Sino-centric financial system. Though the realisation...

    4. October 29, 2014

      Inflated exports cast doubt on Chinese trade outlook

      Inflated Chinese export data are back. The ruse of puffed-up export invoices to convert extra foreign currency into renminbi...

    5. October 14, 2014

      UK takes first orders for debut renminbi bond

      Britain has attracted orders of nearly Rmb6bn (£600m) for its debut government bond denominated in China’s currency as the...

    6. September 30, 2014

      Grand global ambitions for renminbi sow domestic risks

      Most people from outside China have never used the renminbi for much more than buying trinkets at the Great Wall or steamed...

    7. September 30, 2014

      Hong Kong ups game as renminbi competition rises

      Hong Kong is the undisputed champion of renminbi internationalisation. It has been the testing ground and driving force for...

    8. September 30, 2014

      China’s credit rating agencies could have cultural edge on big three

      For Dagong, China’s leading credit rating agency, the renminbi’s internationalisation represents a big opportunity. “The...

    9. September 30, 2014

      Financial centres vie for slice of renminbi’s growing offshore business

      The international rise of the renminbi may be a long game – but many players are jostling for position. The currency...

    10. September 30, 2014

      Singapore emerges as regional hub for intra-Asia renminbi commerce

      Ever since China gave its blessing to Hong Kong as the crucible for the internationalisation of the renminbi in 2004 a race...

    11. September 30, 2014

      Even Beijing balks at price to pay for renminbi to become a reserve currency

      For the first time since industrialisation began two centuries ago, the world’s largest economy seems certain to be that of...

    12. September 30, 2014

      Emerging markets eye renminbi trading alternative to dollar

      With some effort, it is possible to discern the outline of a future “renminbi zone” emerging as a rival to the “dollar zone”...

    13. September 30, 2014

      People’s Bank of China seeks to combat complacent perceptions

      China’s quest to internationalise the ­renminbi will ultimately depend on opening its capital markets and allowing the...

    14. September 30, 2014

      China’s large forex reserves constitute both a blessing and a curse

      Chinese foreign-exchange reserves are viewed as a sign of national strength and a buffer against global financial turmoil,...

    15. September 25, 2014

      China hot money crackdown reveals $10bn in fake trade

      China’s foreign exchange regulator has uncovered $10bn in fake cross-border trade since April last year and has turned 15...

    16. September 18, 2014

      Use of euro-renminbi options surges

      Rising renminbi trade settlement and a sliding euro are fuelling a surge in hedging between the two currencies both by...

    17. September 16, 2014

      ICBC sets $650m record for ‘Lion City’ bond issuance

      Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has issued a total of Rmb4bn ($650m) of renminbi-denominated bonds in Singapore and...

    18. September 15, 2014

      Chinese ETFs shut to new investment

      A wave of international demand for Chinese equities has forced some providers of exchange traded funds, including Deutsche...

    19. September 4, 2014

      Economic optimism buoys China’s renminbi

      The renminbi has risen to its highest level against the US dollar in almost six months, as investors look past lingering...

    20. September 1, 2014

      Hong Kong Airlines poised for dual-currency IPO

      Hong Kong Airlines is aiming to tap small investors’ bets on a rising renminbi with the city’s first dual-currency initial...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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