RMB globalisation

Internationalisation of the renminbi is one of the key themes for China's, and broader Asia's, asset management industry.

6 September 2016
Beijing has relaxed the renminbi qualified institutional investor (RQFII) quota rules, as it did for the QFII scheme in February. It is hoped the move will address capital-repat...
12 August 2016
The Chinese firm is postponing its UK plans due to Brexit-related uncertainty and lower foreign demand for RMB assets. Still, it expects mandates from European investors to ...
21 July 2016
China's bond market is likely to be included in global fixed income benchmarks next year, but investors remain cautious on mainland debt securities, says Pimco's Luke Spajic.
8 July 2016
Britain's vote to leave the EU has sparked more renminbi weakening and capital outflows from China. This trend could wreak havoc on markets, says Chi Lo of BNP Paribas ...
23 June 2016
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is the first central bank to assign renminbi assets as foreign reserves. Other central banks are tipped to follow suit and boost their RMB ...
20 May 2016
The Taiwanese insurer will boost its overseas fixed-income allocation in developed markets, but is reducing its renminbi debt exposure and remains underweight equities.
29 March 2016
Asset managers weigh the impact of China being included in key global debt indices, which they expect to start seeing this year, after the mainland bond market opened further ...
2 February 2016
AsianInvestor has asked and answered 10 key questions for investors in the Year of the Monkey. Here we predict what will happen to the renminbi this year.
26 January 2016
The Federal Reserve may well rethink its tightening plans amid the continued market liquidity crunch, says CLSA's global equity strategist, who is bullish on Chinese government ...
20 January 2016
Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said emerging-market borrowers were not too badly exposed to the threat of a rising US dollar.
13 January 2016
Amid the drama of China's attempts at managed depreciation of the renminbi, other Asian currencies are also expected to slide against the dollar this year – except India's.
6 January 2016
In allowing its currency to be subject to so much speculation, Beijing risks investors losing faith in mainland assets, says Julius Baer's Asia head of research.
4 December 2015
The International Monetary Fund’s designation of the renminbi as a reserve currency will not affect MSCI's decision on including China A-shares in its global emerging-mark...
2 December 2015
The International Monetary Fund's designation of the renminbi as a global reserve currency is expected to have a gradual, but major impact on investment portfolios.
12 November 2015
In the first of a two-part article on China's debt markets, panelists at a forum debate what they see as imminent game-changing developments for investment portfolios.
11 November 2015
Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey argues for shorting equities because of the negative impact China is having on global growth prospects.
2 November 2015
AsianInvestor dispels 10 myths about institutional investors in Asia Pacific after surveying them on their asset allocation plans and market thinking.
31 August 2015
China's third-largest mutual fund house has recently received mandates from five Taiwanese insurers. Institutional demand for high-yielding onshore bonds remains strong despite ...
13 August 2015
Chinese government intervention in its currency market is the only way to curb regional FX volatility, say market watchers. It came after a second day of pain for Asian ...
6 August 2015
The renminbi has a good chance of being included in the IMF's basket of international currencies this year, a senior Standard Chartered strategist says. It follows the IMF's ...
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Expanding ESG in Asia
Q&A: Jupai Holdings
The Brexit fallout for fund managers
Chinese hedge funds step offshore