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  • RMB round-up: Safe clarifies cross-border FX rules, RQFII quotas updated, Hungary adds RMB capabilities

    In this round-up, People’s Bank of China defends its use of foreign exchange (FX) reserves to preserve stability in the currency markets, two new entities are added to the RMB qualified institutional investors (RQFII) programme, and Hungary’s central bank signs an agreement to expand access to the Chinese capital markets. Plus, a recap of our coverage this week.

    • 27 Jan 2017
  • Irish funds prep for RQFII, ETF Connect

    The Irish regulators are looking to facilitate European investments into China, following the award of an RMB qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) quota to Ireland as well as prepping for the launch of the China-Hong Kong ETF Connect.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • Chinese bonds included in new global indices

    Onshore renminbi bonds have been included in a pair of newly created Bloomberg-Barclays indices as momentum for their eventual inclusion in global benchmarks continues to build steam.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • Chinese bond interest spurred by possible index inclusion

    A growing list of fund managers are seeking access to China's interbank bond market (CIBM), with the likely inclusion of RMB bonds in global indices adding urgency for active and passive investors.

    • 24 Jan 2017
  • RMB round-up: FTSE Russell adds two China indices, MRF sales slump, IFFO adds nine partners

    In this round-up, index provider FTSE Russell adds two new Chinese A-shares indices, the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme sees sales of Hong Kong funds retreat in December, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority adds nine partners to the Belt and Road-linked Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO). Plus, a recap of our coverage.

    • 20 Jan 2017
  • HKEX lines up Chinese T-bond futures, Bond Connect for 2017

    Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) chief executive Charles Li laid out the exchange’s plans for 2017, with a strong focus on expanding its RMB offering through new products such as Chinese treasury bond futures and connectivity with China’s bond market.

    • 19 Jan 2017
  • New foreign names gain direct CIBM access

    The number of foreign entities with direct access to the China Interbank Bond Market (CIBM) has increased with Ontario Pension Board, T. Rowe Price International and Standard Chartered Singapore among the inductees.

    • 19 Jan 2017
  • HKEX ready to unveil Bond Connect plans

    Details of the long-awaited China-Hong Kong Bond Connect scheme are set to be unveiled soon by the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX), providing a whole new asset class for Mutual Market Access investors.

    • 18 Jan 2017
  • RMB internationalisation outlook: Hedge your bets

    There is little doubt the RMB had a tough 12 months. But despite the headwinds, China has managed to push through landmark reforms to the capital account and more initiatives are in store for 2017. In the first part of this outlook, market participants discuss how RMB internationalisation (RMBi) will benefit from opening up of onshore hedging products and the far-reaching impact of recently-established New York hub.

    • 13 Jan 2017
  • RMB round-up: cross-border RMB trade collapses in 2016, China FX turnover remains dollar-centric, new China ETF launches in London

    In this round-up, RMB-denominated cross-border trade settlement suffers a big setback in 2016, turnover in the Chinese interbank foreign exchange (FX) markets revolves almost entirely around dollar trades, and GF International launches a China A-shares fund on the London Stock Exchange. Plus a recap of our coverage.

    • 13 Jan 2017