Bloomberg’s plan to include Chinese government bonds in its benchmark debt indices will give a boost to Beijing’s push to increase the use of the yuan as an international currency for settlements and trade. Photo: Reuters

Bloomberg to include yuan-denominated, Chinese government bonds in its benchmark indices

  • Chinese government debt will be phased into the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index beginning in April
  • It is the latest inclusion of Chinese securities in a benchmark index
Topic |   Yuan

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Bloomberg’s plan to include Chinese government bonds in its benchmark debt indices will give a boost to Beijing’s push to increase the use of the yuan as an international currency for settlements and trade. Photo: Reuters
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The People’s Bank of China has been propping up the yuan since August to prevent rapid depreciation. Photo: AP

Volatility expected for Chinese yuan, as experts diverge on 2019 outlooks

  • Traders and fund managers are predicting a year of volatility for the yuan, despite its strong start to 2019
  • A sharp appreciation in the currency already appeared to be rapidly losing steam on Monday
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The People’s Bank of China has been propping up the yuan since August to prevent rapid depreciation. Photo: AP
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