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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Chicago's CME takes on HKEx in futures for offshore yuan

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... biggest futures exchange, will introduce deliverable futures for offshore yuan in the fourth quarter as growing use of the currency in world trade fuels demand for hedging tools. The move will put ... ; what's better than doing it on a globalised structure." HKEx set the standard contract size for offshore yuan futures at US$100,000 each with tenures of up to one year and will offer trading ...

  2. Dim-sum bond returns cannot match the hype

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the 'exceedingly low yields' of offshore yuan bonds. Many yuan bond investors keep their holdings because the currency is widely expected to appreciate. Although secondary trading is scarce, ... Amanda Lee Investors' interest in offshore yuan bonds is holding up well so far this year but the average performance of the so-called 'dim sum' bonds has been ...

  3. Looser China can get yuan rolling

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trillion in assets under management, is keen to expand in Asia. McCombe said the yuan had become a trade settlement currency after Beijing decided to relax the rules in 2009 for firms using ... controls since 2009, allowing companies to settle trade in the yuan. It has also allowed firms to issue yuan-denominated bonds, insurance policies and funds in Hong Kong. These moves are part ...

  4. Institutional investors want in on the act

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... under the RQFII scheme from 20 billion yuan to 70 billion yuan. The rise may be used to support the launch of A shares and exchange-traded funds in Hong Kong, but full details have still ... subscription to the first batch of RQFII quotas had already proved retail investors in Hong Kong were very reactive to fluctuations in the offshore yuan exchange rate and the A-share market. A shares ...

  5. State fund cleared for offshore forays

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Long-awaited rule paves the way for 30b yuan in pension assets to be invested in securities and bank deposits abroad A provisional rule that takes effect today clears China's state pension fund to invest more than 30 billion yuan in offshore securities and bank deposits. The long-awaited regulation also allows the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to buy ...

  6. Take a ride on the redback

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... market made it attractive to launch the fund this year. The offshore yuan bond market has improved in terms of investor interest and more high quality issuers,' says Cecilia Chan, chief investment officer of fixed income, Asia-Pacific, for HSBC. Offshore by this terminology means offshore to the mainland, such as yuan bonds sold in Hong Kong- otherwise known as dim sum bonds. ...

  7. Letting foreign investors in is a gradual process

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The RQFII was announced in December to allow overseas institutional investors to invest offshore yuan funds in mainland stocks and bonds. It has granted 20 billion yuan (HK$24.5 billion) to 21 Hong ... loosening investment restrictions. It also said selected RQFIIs would be allowed to launch yuan-denominated A-share equity-traded funds. 18.3b yuan The amount approved in investment quotas under ...

  8. Brokers unenthused over ETFs

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... sector.' Even the big players want more. Hong Kong Investment Fund Association chairman Sally Wong said these initiatives would help reinforce Hong Kong's position as an offshore yuan centre. ... it was important to strengthen Hong Kong as a yuan trading centre, but with yuan appreciation slowing, investors might not be so keen. 'Issuing more yuan products could diversify the market ...

  9. ICBC fund taps rising demand for yuan bonds

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... fixed-income fund that will invest in offshore yuan bonds. Since it is an open-ended fund, investors can continue to purchase new units after the offer period ends but at the going market rate. ... as there are only about 20 offshore yuan bonds totalling some 60 billion yuan. However, Wu expects more yuan bonds to be issued in Hong Kong in future, which will offer the fund an expanded investment ...

  10. Let's get physical

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... does it all mean? A shares Yuan-denominated shares that trade in the mainland, on either the Shanghai or Shenzhen exchanges. Offshore investors are not allowed to directly own A shares unless ... in Hong Kong. Hongkongers have a long-standing relationship with A shares, or yuan-denominated stocks reserved for mainland investors that trade on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges. ...




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