Jeffrey Sachs has been predicting the US dollar’s demise for years. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s yuan is 10 years from ending US dollar hegemony, says economist Jeffrey Sachs

  • Jeffrey Sachs predicts a multicurrency world in the future, with the yuan and other currencies a decade away from an even keel with the US dollar
  • Yuan lags well behind other international currencies in use and convertibility, with analysts sceptical of whether Sachs’ comments are viable
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Jeffrey Sachs has been predicting the US dollar’s demise for years. Photo: EPA-EFE
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China’s government hopes that increasing the bond issuance limit will kick start local infrastructure projects. Photo: Xinhua

China moves to aid slowing economy by accelerating issue of 1 trillion yuan of local government bonds

  • Beijing has brought forward 1 trillion yuan (US$142.3 billion) of the 2020 special purpose bond quota to this year
  • The move gives local governments more room to issue debt to fund infrastructure projects that could help prop up China’s slowing economy
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China’s government hopes that increasing the bond issuance limit will kick start local infrastructure projects. Photo: Xinhua
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