Bond investors, take note: renminbi ‘not a one way bet’

Investors buying offshore renminbi bonds based on hopes of currency appreciation could be disappointed next year, according to analysts. The Chinese government may choose to put the brakes on any more currency appreciation when its emphasis shifts from controlling inflation to stimulating growth.

  • 29 Aug 2011

The government has allowed the renminbi to appreciate by around 0.75% against the dollar this month, giving fuel to arguments that the appreciation of the renminbi is a good reason to play the offshore bond market. But those arguments might not hold much water for long.

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