Policy uncertainty, trade surplus roadblock to RMB’s popularity

RMB assets remain unpopular as a result of policy uncertainty and the country’s trade surplus, said market participants at the HKEX RMB Fixed Income and Currency conference on Tuesday, who reckoned this shortfall is limiting the potential of RMB internationalisation.

  • By Noah Sin
  • 12 Jun 2018

Foreign investors would be bolder in buying onshore securities, especially bonds if decision making around monetary policy were more transparent, MK Tang, senior China economist at Goldman Sachs, argued.

“Markets typically love taking risks, but they are less keen on taking uncertainty,” he said. “For the time being, ...

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