The Chinese yuan, also known as the renminbi, is already convertible under the current account - the broadest measure of trade in goods and services. However, the capital account, which covers portfolio investment and borrowing, is still closely managed by Beijing because of worries about abrupt capital flows.
The yuan's sudden devaluation rattles European markets, as the continent's top exporters brace for weaker sales in China. (Photo: AP)
Adapt or die is the maxim that lies at the root of the generally accepted definition of Darwin's theory of evolution.
It is a concept equally applicable to a foreign exchange market being forced to recalibrate trading strategies in the wake of the managed slowdown in the pace of China's economic expansion.11 Aug 2015 - 4:35pm
China's decision to widen the yuan's trading band marks the government's latest effort to push ahead with market reforms to increase the yuan's chances of being included in the IMF's currency basket later this year despite the backdrop of a weakening economy.
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28 Jul 2015 - 9:12am
The International Monetary Fund has told Beijing about its concerns over investors’ ability to enter or leave mainland financial markets as they wish, sources said.
Those worries were raised last month when the IMF met mainland officials in China to discuss the chances of including the yuan in the fund’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket.23 Jul 2015 - 12:17pm 1 comment
The yuan fell to four month-lows in the offshore market on Wednesday as a deepening stock market rout prompted investors to cut their long positions in the mainland currency.8 Jul 2015 - 6:31pm
People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan is personally backing efforts to develop a yuan trading centre in Australia, Treasurer Joe Hockey told the South China Morning Post on Tuesday.6 Jul 2015 - 11:37am
The Chinese yuan weakened against the US dollar for the third straight day on Friday as the greenback continued to rally on fresh data that showed the US economy fared beter than expected in the first quarter.
Onshore yuan lost 0.01 per cent to 6.2097 while the offshore yuan dropped 0.11 per cent, or 66 basis points, to 6.2106 as of 10.57am.26 Jun 2015 - 11:39am
Chinese renminbi trade volumes in London more than doubled last year, according to figures from the City of London Corporation on Friday, in a further sign of deepening financial links between Britain and China.26 Jun 2015 - 9:38am
Yuan short sellers working on the assumption that monetary policy easing is around the corner may need a change of plan as Beijing could once again prove those bearish bets are misplaced.
When money mangers started to leave yuan-denominated assets because of possible depreciation risks, they might have underestimated Beijing’s determination to globalise its currency.9 Jul 2015 - 10:50am 1 comment
The offshore yuan dropped the most in two weeks as China’s central bank injected cash through an open market operation for the first time in two months which helped ease a liquidity crunch on the mainland.
The offshore spot yuan weakened 0.11 per cent, or 69 basis points, to 6.2085 as of 11:56 am, while the onshore spot yuan lost 0.03 per cent, or 16 basis points, to trade at 6.2088.25 Jun 2015 - 12:36pm
The Chinese currency weakened on Wednesday after the nation’s central bank governor said the yuan exchange rate stands at “reasonable level” during the annual strategic dialogue between the US and China in Washington.24 Jun 2015 - 12:19pm 1 comment
The Asian Development Bank urged Beijing to make the yuan more flexible while forecasting China’s economic growth would slow only moderately to 7.2 per cent this year thanks to lower oil prices, improved external demand, and domestic structural reforms.24 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm
China’s long-awaited international payment system to process cross-border yuan transactions is ready, and may be launched as early as September or October, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.9 Mar 2015 - 9:26pm
The tide of capital is going out in China and many boats, in Chinese ports or not, will settle lower in the water in consequence.
The mainland, somewhat unexpectedly, cut monetary policy yet again over the weekend, the third time in recent months it has moved to ease conditions.4 Mar 2015 - 11:07pm
Taiwan has become the hottest place for international issuers to raise renminbi this year, while yuan bond issuances in Hong Kong has slumped as costs hover at a record high.3 Mar 2015 - 2:54pm