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The Chinese yuan is the commonly used name for the currency of the People’s Republic of China. Officially, the modern Chinese currency is called the Renminbi, while the yuan is the primary unit of that currency. The currency is used in China, but not in Hong Kong and Macau. The first renminbi banknotes were introduced in December 1948. The yuan was pegged to the US dollar through the most part of its history, though since 2005 China allowed it to float in a narrow corridor and intends to widen the free-float range over time as a part of the transition from central planning to a free market economy. The usage of the yuan in international trade is limited by severe regulations that forbid the currency to be used in transactions with foreign entities. China showed willingness to ease these regulations as it strives to make the yuan new reserve currency. China made agreements with Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand that allow trade with those countries to be settled directly in renminbi.



Chinese Yuan News Archive

Chinese Yuan Flat As IMF Forecasts Economic Growth in 2020, 2021

The Chinese yuan is flat against most of its currency rivals at the end of the trading week, despite a new report that suggests China’s economy will buck the global trend and grow this year. China recently kickstarted its economic rebound, but early data indicators highlight that Beijing’s efforts are only producing a slow recovery.

Chinese Yuan Slips As All Eyes on Auction of Special Treasury Bonds

The Chinese yuan is slightly weakening ahead of Beijing’s auction of one trillion yuan ($141 billion) in special treasury bonds to help cover the cost of combating the coronavirus pandemic. Investors are all eyes on the event to see how it would impact market liquidity. Mixed economic data are also affecting the yuan’s performance against currency rivals to start the trading week.

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Investors Bet Beijing Will Rein In Financial Risks

The Chinese yuan is weakening at the end of the trading week, driven primarily by reports that government officials will rein in financial risks and push cheap funding into the real economy. The yuan has had a relatively flat week against the US dollar amid chaos in global financial markets. Where is the currency headed in the second half of 2020? And will the world’s second-largest economy succeed in its reset over the next six months?

Chinese Yuan Tries to Recover After Drop in Exports, PBoC Stimulus

The Chinese yuan is falling against a myriad of currency competitors on Tuesday as it attempts to recover after a decline in exports. The yuan has stabilized in recent weeks due to the world’s second-largest economy hitting the reset button, but the currency is still above the seven-threshold against the US dollar and other major rivals.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens on Expanding Manufacturing Activity

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against several Western currencies on Monday, driven by a better-than-expected private sector survey of manufacturing in the world’s second-largest economy. The yuan is also trying to find direction on reports that Beijing is requesting state-run firms to suspend purchases of American agricultural goods. As many analysts anticipate another down year for the yuan, could a renewed trade dispute slam the offshore currency?

Chinese Yuan Slips as US Threatens Sanctions on China Over Hong Kong

The Chinese yuan is extending its losses to jumpstart the holiday-shortened trading week. The currency is falling against its rivals on Monday after the White House threatened to slap sanctions on China over the government’s proposed implementation of national security laws on Hong Kong that reportedly threaten its autonomy. The heightened tensions come as the world’s two largest economies escalate their war of words over trade. Whether this is a new […]

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Government Abandons 2020 GDP Target

The Chinese yuan is weakening against its major currency competitors to end the trading week, driven by officials announcing that they are abandoning their gross domestic product (GDP) target for 2020. The yuan is also coming under pressure on US-China tensions regarding trade and Hong Kong. While the world’s second-largest economy has hit the reboot button, outside factors may pause its reopening.

Chinese Yuan Weakens on PBoC Expansion, Poor Data

The Chinese yuan is weakening against its primary currency competitors to start the trading week. Trading patterns appear to reveal that investors are uncertain regarding the yuan’s near-term performance due to weak economic data and expansionary monetary policy. With 100 million people under a renewed lockdown over a potential second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, is the economic restart in jeopardy?

Chinese Yuan Slumps Despite Surprising Gain in Auto Sales

The Chinese yuan is slumping to kick off the trading week, despite a surprise gain in new motor vehicle sales last month. Investors are potentially keeping an eye on internal financing struggles and concerns over a renewed trade war between the two largest economies. Despite the coronavirus pandemic shutting down China, the yuan has only recorded modest losses against the US dollar. If the data improves, could the currency test […]

Chinese Yuan Slips on Reports US Considering Canceling Debt Owed to China

The Chinese yuan is weakening against its major currency competitors midweek on reports that the US administration is considering canceling all or part of the roughly $1.1 trillion debt owed to China. According to local reports, Beijing is now mulling over a plan that would reduce its holdings of Treasurys as part of overall efforts to diversify the nation’s foreign exchange reserves.

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