Latest RMB FX news

  • RMBi concerns Chinese national security, says ex-HK official

    Promoting RMB internationalisation is necessary for China to safeguard its national security, Anthony Leung, chairman and CEO of Nan Fung Group and former financial secretary of Hong Kong, told the Asian Financial Forum on January 16.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • UBS’s Hu: More countries to add RMB to reserves

    More central banks may add the Chinese currency to their FX reserves following Bundesbank’s indication to do so, Yifan Hu, regional chief investment officer and chief China economist at UBS, said at the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) on January 16.

    • 17 Jan 2018
  • China sticks with US Treasuries – for now

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) has poured cold water over claims that China may stop buying US Treasury bonds. But there is a need for the country to diversify its debt portfolio in the long run if it is serious about promoting RMB internationalisation, economists told GlobalRMB.

    • 12 Jan 2018
  • PBoC U-turns on tight currency grip

    The People’s Bank of China has reportedly tweaked the way it sets the daily renminbi fix against the dollar, abandoning a key control mechanism it introduced last May. While some analysts hail the move as a sign of confidence from China, others say it exposes the failure of the PBoC’s previous FX policy.

    • 10 Jan 2018
  • Four BRI countries get direct access to onshore FX market

    China has relaxed access to the onshore renminbi (CNY) foreign exchange market for overseas banks based in Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Thailand, all countries that fall under the Belt and Road initiative, GlobalRMB has learned.

    • 05 Jan 2018
  • London-Shanghai FX link to bolster CNH liquidity

    Offshore renminbi liquidity could get a shot in the arm as Shanghai Clearing House (SHCH) joins hands with R5, a London-based FX platform, to create a link between the FX markets in the UK and China. The move is also set to widen Chinese banks’ access to global currencies.

    • 19 Dec 2017
  • 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

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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 12-Jan-18 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Japan 1,000
2 12-Jan-18 Mizuho Bank Japan 300
3 10-Jan-18 Daimler Germany 3,000
4 22-Nov-17 Province of British Columbia Canada 1,000
5 15-Nov-17 Daimler Germany 4,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 55.56
2 CLSA 22.22
2 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) 22.22

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 17-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 100
2 10-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 900
3 08-Jan-18 Westpac Australia 500
4 30-Nov-17 Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China (MoF) China 7,000
5 15-Nov-17 Bank of China Paris Branch (BOC Paris) China 1,000