Yuan inclusion in SDR basket inevitable

The IMF is due to re-examine the composition of its currency basket for Special Drawing Rights, a foreign-exchange reserve asset for fund members, later this year says Zhao Yongsheng.

“Our assessment now is that the substantial real effective appreciation [of … Read the rest

The IMF is due to re-examine the composition of its currency basket for Special Drawing Rights, a foreign-exchange reserve asset for fund members, later this year says Zhao Yongsheng.

“Our assessment now is that the substantial real effective appreciation [of … Read the rest

China’s yuan joins top five curriencies

China’s yuan has become one of the five most widely used currencies in global payments, an international financial transactions agency announced Wednesday.

The yuan passed the Canadian and Australian dollars in popularity in December, according to the Society for Worldwide … Read the rest

China starts payments with Russia in national currencies

China will start swaps and forwards between the yuan and the national currencies of Russia, Malaysia and New Zealand on December 29, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) reported Friday.

Earlier in December, China’s Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng … Read the rest

China ready to help Russia says foreign minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday that China is ready to help Russia overcome its economic difficulties.

Beijing is willing to help Moscow and believes that Russia “has the ability and the wisdom to overcome the current economic difficulties,” … Read the rest

Frankfurt: First European direct settlements in Chinese yuan

European companies now have the opportunity to settle trading accounts in Chinese yuan. The Bank of China in Frankfurt has become the first to operate European yuan clearing. Trading costs will be cut as there will be no dollar exchange … Read the rest

De-dollarization: Europe and China start direct trading

China will started direct trading between the yuan and the euro today as the world’s second-largest economy seeks to spur global use of its currency.

The move will lower transaction costs and so make yuan and euros more attractive to … Read the rest

China, Argentina agree on currency swap

Argentina, which defaulted on its debt in July, will receive the first tranche of a multi-billion dollar currency swap operation with China’s central bank before the end of this year, the South American country’s La Nacion newspaper reported on Sunday.… Read the rest

Central banks’ investment in yuan puts currency near reserve status

At least 40 central banks have invested in the yuan and several others are preparing to do so, putting the mainland currency on the path to reserve status even before full convertibility, Standard Chartered said.

Twenty-three countries have publicly declared … Read the rest

At least 40 central banks have invested in the yuan and several others are preparing to do so, putting the mainland currency on the path to reserve status even before full convertibility, Standard Chartered said.

Twenty-three countries have publicly declared … Read the rest

Bundesbank: China’s currency fast becoming global reserve currency

chinacurrencyFollowing the most recent shift ‘away’ from a USD-centric world (with the China-Australia direct currency convertibility), it seems the possibility of China’s Yuan as the next global reserve currency is getting closer. The Brits, Germans, and now the Swiss (who … Read the rest