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.
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Foreign exchange accumulation on the mainland decelerated drastically this year, limiting the central bank's alternatives in boosting money supply.
The People's Bank of China's purchases of foreign exchange totalled 298.8 billion yuan (HK$365.79 billion) in the first seven months of the year, a year-on-year slump of 87 per cent, it said.24 Aug 2012 - 3:37am
China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, the mainland's largest shipbuilder in terms of order backlog, saw interim net profit for the six months ended June 30 plunge 82.3 per cent to 215.77 million yuan (HK$263.7 million), down from 1.22 billion yuan in the same period last year.22 Aug 2012 - 4:21am
The internationalisation of the renminbi is expected to continue to pick up pace, alongside the ongoing liberalisation of China's exchange rate, capital account and domestic financial market.
Donna Kwok, HSBC Greater China economist,Insight page, August 2021 Aug 2012 - 7:32am
Delayed passengers rebel17 Aug 2012 - 4:17am
Zijin Mining Group chairman Chen Jinghe addresses a briefing after China's largest gold producer reported a disappointing first-half net profit of 2.38 billion yuan (HK$2.91 billion). Photo: May Tse14 Aug 2012 - 9:39am
Highways to charge by weight14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm
Mainland provincial and city leaders have laid out ambitious spending plans, reigniting speculation that a stimulus package similar to the programme launched during the 2008 global recession may be on the way.15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm
With reports of toothpick sellers being fined thousands of yuan for not having a logging licence, hundreds of owners of small shops in the provincial capital of Liaoning have chosen to close their doors for fears they could be the next victim of a city government crackdown.15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm
Three lenders will offer yuan services for non-residents from today as part of a move to expand their business in that currency, after yuan trade settlements rose to a record high in June.15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm
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Tribunal hears claim against roaming charges15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm
A luxury Chinese-style garden villa project in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, has been launched in Hong Kong, with the biggest unit going for a whopping 500 million yuan (HK$608 million).31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong will allow non-residents to open yuan bank accounts and buy unlimited amounts of the currency from next Wednesday in a bid to attract overseas investors to invest in yuan products in the city, as it seeks to defend its claim as the leading global offshore-trading hub for the currency.26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Despite efforts by the top leadership in Beijing to reduce spending on official receptions, overseas trips and limousines in the face of widespread public anger, the Ministry of Public Security has still budgeted nearly 40 per cent more for banquets, trips and cars this year.21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A central government official may easily spend more than his annual salary on business trips and official banquets, according to figures released by several ministries yesterday.20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am