China’s cross-border interbank payment system (CIPS), launched on October 8, is revolutionising the way payments are made and received in RMB across the globe. The system is just in its first phase, but as it expands its reach, the role of offshore RMB clearing banks will be called into question.
China’s newly launched Cross-border Interbank Payment System (CIPS) is fundamental to the internationalisation of the renminbi as it centralises liquidity and will save costs, says Marcus Sehr, global head of institutional cash, global transaction banking at Deutsche Bank.
Next month sees the launch of the China Europe International Exchange (CEINEX), a joint venture between China and Germany. The exchange will develop and distribute offshore RMB including five new ETFS that are expected go live at the same time as CEINEX.
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China gave a clear signal of its ambitions for the long awaited Cross-Border Interbank Payment System by launching it with a series of debut transactions by China and international banks in at least three different continents. CIPS, which was up and running on October 8, is expected to play a key role in the next stage of RMB internationalisation.
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has issued a set of rules for the renminbi Cross-border Interbank Payment System (CIPS) to the first batch of 19 participating banks. According to a copy of the document that GlobalRMB has obtained, the central bank released the rules on September 11 and they are to be applied imminently.
China plans to allow foreign central banks to participate in its onshore foreign exchange market, premier Li Keqiang said in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum held in Dalian on Thursday. It supports last month’s statement from the People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) that qualified foreign entities are welcomed in China’s onshore FX market.
The first phase of the China International Payment System (CIPS) will be completed before the end of 2015 in Shanghai, adding a vital new piece of infrastructure to the RMB internationalisation process.
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) is poised to play an important role in China's upcoming offshore renminbi Cross-border Inter-bank Payment System (CIPS).
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The renminbi fell back one place to be the fifth most used currency for international payments by value, Swift said in its October 29 report.
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