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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. February 26, 2014

    IFC to offer London-listed renminbi bond

    The International Finance Corp plans to issue a Rmb1bn bond to be listed in London. The transaction, to be announced on...

  25. February 24, 2014

    Investors shaken as renminbi’s reputation as ‘one-way bet’ sours

    Last week the renminbi did something it has not done for years – it shocked the market. During the final three trading...

  26. January 23, 2014

    Renminbi’s payments use jumps in December

    The popularity of China’s renminbi surged last December, consolidating the currency’s meteoric rise past 22 others over the...

  27. January 10, 2014

    Record dim sum bond issue for London

    Bank of China has sold a record Rmb2.5bn bond to investors, the biggest offshore renminbi bond to date in London. The...

  28. January 6, 2014

    Era of renminbi dawns as China’s influence grows

    “The Chinese currency, the renminbi, is not terribly well known at the moment, but over my lifetime it’s going to become...

  29. December 3, 2013

    A gambler’s guide to Beijing’s currency moves

    Foreign exchange trading is always akin to gambling. But, in China, gambling may be a way of trading foreign exchange: one...

  30. December 2, 2013

    Clearing deal fuels London ambition to become renminbi hub

    British and other companies trading with China can now clear transactions done in renminbi in London, marking another step...

  31. 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...

  32. November 17, 2013

    Ecosystem has a natural feel for the renminbi

    Based purely on the numbers, no financial centre has mounted a real challenge to Hong Kong when it comes to the renminbi....

  33. October 29, 2013

    Cities compete to be global centre of renminbi trading

    For a currency that is still largely controlled by the state and grants its holders few investment options, the renminbi has...

  34. October 22, 2013

    China agrees renminbi accord with Singapore

    China is to further internationalise its currency by allowing Singapore-based investors to buy renminbi-denominated...

  35. October 21, 2013

    Rough ride in store for EM currencies

    Recent pressure on emerging market currencies has rightfully made headlines. But the broader issue for emerging markets is...

  36. October 17, 2013

    A globalised renminbi can transform both China and London

    This week George Osborne announced steps to make London a global trading hub for China’s currency. If the...

  37. October 10, 2013

    European Central Bank and China strike currency swap deal

    The European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China have established a currency swap agreement, the latest in a string...

  38. September 23, 2013

    Record high renminbi fix shows China’s commitment to reform

    Renminbi forwards hit a record high on Monday after China’s central bank signalled it would tolerate further appreciation...

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