Latest RMB FX news

  • PBoC’s Zhou: No quick change to RMB trading band

    China will not amend the RMB trading band in the near term, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, said on October 19. Zhou made the remarks shortly after the central bank defended its recent changes to the FX rate mechanism in a report.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • RMB markets shrug off Typhoon Hato

    The arrival of Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on Wednesday suspended equity trading in the city, but the impact on the offshore RMB market was limited.

    • 23 Aug 2017
  • PBoC band widening proposal muddies the waters, say analysts

    The People's Bank of China signalled it was not done tinkering with its FX policy framework on July 12, when it made a proposal to expand the RMB daily trading band. Analysts agree the move is a step forward, but add that it contradicts the PBoC's recent push for increased control of the currency.

    • 14 Jul 2017
  • Pimco applauds Bond Connect, but cautious on renminbi

    Asset manager Pimco said the launch of Bond Connect addressed important concerns by foreign investors, but added that the outlook for the RMB remained somewhat bearish.

    • 10 Jul 2017
  • CNH surge continues as China squeezes offshore liquidity

    The offshore renminbi (CNH) reached its strongest point against the dollar since the start of the year on Thursday, despite China’s sovereign rating downgrade last week. Analysts say the sharp turn reflects Chinese regulators’ determination to keep the currency from falling ahead of renewed pressure from external factors.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • Banks slam PBoC fix adjustment

    There was little understanding among market watchers to news that the Chinese central bank is planning to introduce a counter-cyclical component to the calculation of the daily fix of the onshore RMB (CNY). Analysts say the move contradicts earlier statements from the PBoC about giving markets more say in the exchange rate.

    • 31 May 2017
  • New RMB fix formula signals further reforms, says HSBC

    A new formula to determine the daily renminbi fix could be a prelude to more exchange rate policy reform from China, said HSBC.

    • 26 May 2017
  • US still deciding RMB's short-term fate, say experts

    The RMB has remained stable in the currency markets so far this year, but the rest of 2017 may turn out to be more rocky depending on policy developments in the US, according to financial industry experts.

    • 12 May 2017
  • Manipulation stance dropped as Trump softens tone

    The friendly meeting between US president Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last week has ushered in warmer relations, with Trump stating on April 12 that the US Treasury will not label China a currency manipulator. Meanwhile, the two sides are working on a framework for greater market access to be delivered in just over three months.

    • 13 Apr 2017
  • Renminbi in focus for Trump-Xi meeting

    The first meeting between new US president Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping starting Thursday could prove fateful for the bilateral relationship and China's renminbi, with the outlook remaining cloudy on what the US president's next moves might be.

    • 05 Apr 2017

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 22-Nov-17 Province of British Columbia Canada 1,000
2 15-Nov-17 Daimler Germany 4,000
3 13-Oct-17 Global Logistic Properties Singapore 1,000
4 19-Sep-17 Skyworth Digital Holdings China 2,000
5 14-Sep-17 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) China 9,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 31.63
2 BNP Paribas 16.57
3 HSBC 14.01
4 JP Morgan 13.39
5 Credit Agricole 11.30

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 15-Nov-17 Bank of China Paris Branch (BOC Paris) China 1,000
2 02-Nov-17 Hitachi Capital (UK) United Kingdom 500
3 27-Oct-17 Korea Development Bank (KDB) South Korea 1,400
4 19-Oct-17 Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) Australia 1,500
5 11-Oct-17 BMW Finance NV The Netherlands 1,000