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    1. June 22, 2015

      China’s renminbi liberalisation leaves capital controls intact

      China is close to its goal of making the renminbi convertible for investment purposes, a senior Chinese central banker has...

    2. June 22, 2015

      Time to transform the world’s currency system

      The pending International Monetary Fund review of special drawing rights is much more than a rejigging of a currency basket,...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      Having been almost invisible in much of the world for years, the Chinese currency is n...
    2. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

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    1. June 15, 2015

      The Chinese renminbi is ready to take its place on the global stage

      The renminbi is on a seemingly inexorable march towards becoming a global currency. It is already widely used in...

    2. June 9, 2015

      US senators call for currency retaliation over China hacking

      The International Monetary Fund should hold off including China’s currency in a policy basket in retaliation for hacking...

    3. June 5, 2015

      An international renminbi will create a ‘Chinese world’

      The headline currency story of this year is about the negotiations between Greece and the “institutions” over whether its...

    4. May 29, 2015

      China gets itself off the undervaluation hook

      About time too. This week the International Monetary Fund turned down the heat under one of the longest-simmering disputes...

    5. May 27, 2015

      Dollar’s wild ride could be about to slow

      Of course China wants its renminbi to be a reserve currency. Who wouldn’t want the stability and the immunity to speculative...

    6. 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 shift...

    7. May 5, 2015

      China share in global indices set to rise

      Come June, the International Monetary Fund will probably decide to include the Chinese renminbi in its special drawing...

    8. May 4, 2015

      China widens foreign access to domestic bond market

      China has approved HSBC, Morgan Stanley and 30 other foreign institutions to invest in its $5.9tn domestic bond market, a...

    9. April 20, 2015

      Non-Chinese companies warm to renminbi

      Non-Chinese companies are increasingly using the renminbi as an international currency and expect to more than double the...

    10. March 30, 2015

      Use of renminbi in global payments slips

      Use of the renminbi in global payments fell last month, raising questions over how closely the currency’s path to...

    11. March 20, 2015

      China central bank supports currency in bid to staunch outflows

      Central bank intervention propelled the renminbi to its biggest weekly gain on record on Friday, as authorities sought to...

    12. March 13, 2015

      Dollar drives emerging market gloom

      At the end of last year the world’s oldest international financial organisation made a dire prediction. If the dollar...

    13. March 12, 2015

      Samsung to trade renminbi in S Korea

      Samsung Electronics has outlined plans to start trading renminbi in South Korea, giving a boost to the nascent local market...

    14. March 11, 2015

      Renminbi settles into reverse gear

      In a world convulsed by the rising US dollar, the renminbi looks like a port in the storm. The Chinese currency has slipped...

    15. March 8, 2015

      China Inc flocks to euro debt for funding

      Chinese companies are ditching the renminbi and flocking to the euro to raise new offshore debt, as the imminent launch of...

    16. February 27, 2015

      China’s renminbi falls to 28-month low

      China’s renminbi has touched a 28-month low against the US dollar, the latest slide reflecting central bank activity and...

    17. January 29, 2015

      Renminbi not immune from emerging market outflows

      After nearly a decade in which robust trade surpluses underpinned reliable appreciation of China’s currency, the renminbi is...

    18. January 28, 2015

      Renminbi joins top five most-used currencies

      China’s renminbi has clocked up another major milestone on its march towards internationalisation by breaking into the top...

    19. January 13, 2015

      China price controls blunt impact of rising dollar and falling oil

      An era of cheap oil and dollar strength should prove a boon for a country that imports shiploads of commodities and wants...

    20. December 21, 2014

      China eases rules for foreign banks

      China has loosened market access restrictions on foreign banks, in a largely symbolic move to make good on promises to open...

    21. December 11, 2014

      Emerging market rout highlights China caution on currency reform

      For those frustrated by slow progress towards freeing up China’s tightly controlled currency, recent days provide an...

    22. December 9, 2014

      China: Turning away from the dollar

      When an economic theme goes global, Hollywood is never far behind. In the futuristic thriller Looper, retired hit man Bruce...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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”...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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