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Rise of the renminbi

We chart the renminbi’s extraordinary journey towards becoming a global currency

21 articles

Renminbi tracker: How global is the renminbi?

Our Renminbi Globalisation Index has tracked the internationalisation of China’s currency since 2011

Our Renminbi Globalisation Index has tracked the internationalisation of China’s currency since 2011

Trade beyond borders | 12 Nov 2019

Infographic: Appetite for China investments is rising

Investor sentiment around China is improving amid greater clarity, simplicity and flexibility

Investor sentiment around China is improving amid greater clarity, simplicity and flexibility

Trade beyond borders | 18 Jul 2018

China investments enter a new era

International investors are increasing their exposure to China, our latest survey finds

International investors are increasing their exposure to China, our latest survey finds

Trade beyond borders | 22 Jun 2018

China’s Belt and Road gains traction

China’s foreign investment could double by 2020 – good news for global growth

China’s foreign investment could double by 2020 – good news for global growth

Trade beyond borders | 2 Dec 2016

Infographic: China’s bond market at a glance

Domestic investors hold most of China’s bonds, but foreign ownership could more than triple by 2020

Domestic investors hold most of China’s bonds, but foreign ownership could more than triple by 2020

Trade beyond borders | 27 Apr 2016

What the renminbi’s rise means for Africa and the Middle East

Emerging markets stand to benefit significantly from the internationalisation of China’s currency

Emerging markets stand to benefit significantly from the internationalisation of China’s currency

Trade beyond borders | 4 Jan 2016

Renminbi – opening the gates

Expect significant inflows into renminbi following the news that it has been included in the SDR basket of major currencies

Expect significant inflows into renminbi following the news that it has been included in the SDR basket of major currencies

Trade beyond borders | 30 Nov 2015

Renminbi – a global contender

Just how far has China’s currency come over the past few years? Where’s it heading next? Discover the renminbi’s remarkable…

Just how far has China’s currency come over the past few years? Where’s it heading next? Discover the renminbi’s remarkable…

Trade beyond borders | 17 Nov 2015

Full speed on the renminbi superhighway

Cross-border transactions in and out of China just got a lot easier and here is why

Cross-border transactions in and out of China just got a lot easier and here is why

Trade beyond borders | 12 Oct 2015

Survey: Investor confidence in renminbi unshaken

With more two-way volatility on the cards, now may be a good time for retail investors to consider diversifying investments

With more two-way volatility on the cards, now may be a good time for retail investors to consider diversifying investments

Trade beyond borders | 9 Oct 2015

The unstoppable ascent of the renminbi

The offshore renminbi market is about to mark its fifth anniversary – expect big things in the next five years

The offshore renminbi market is about to mark its fifth anniversary – expect big things in the next five years

Trade beyond borders | 10 Jun 2015

The renminbi deserves its SDR recognition

Why now is a good time for the IMF to include the renminbi in its SDR currency basket

Why now is a good time for the IMF to include the renminbi in its SDR currency basket

Trade beyond borders | 8 Jun 2015

Big year in store for the renminbi

Momentum builds as China takes more steps to open its capital account

Momentum builds as China takes more steps to open its capital account

Trade beyond borders | 30 Apr 2015

Support builds for crucial renminbi move

Favourable political winds could see the renminbi included in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights in 2015

Favourable political winds could see the renminbi included in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights in 2015

Trade beyond borders | 14 Apr 2015

Free trade zones – China’s stepping stones to freely traded renminbi

Recent policy changes are significant and confirm the government’s commitment to internationalising the renminbi

Recent policy changes are significant and confirm the government’s commitment to internationalising the renminbi

Trade beyond borders | 26 Feb 2015

IMF decision could propel renminbi past sterling and yen

The renminbi’s inclusion in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights could send it stratospheric in 2015

The renminbi’s inclusion in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights could send it stratospheric in 2015

Trade beyond borders | 19 Dec 2014

Central banks catch the renminbi fever

Interest in the renminbi is strong among central banks – remarkable given it is not yet an official reserve currency

Interest in the renminbi is strong among central banks – remarkable given it is not yet an official reserve currency

Trade beyond borders | 11 Sep 2014

Renminbi internationalisation has passed the point of no return

There are four key elements needed to internationalise a currency – look closely and China meets them all

There are four key elements needed to internationalise a currency – look closely and China meets them all

Trade beyond borders | 8 May 2014

All aboard China’s reform train

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a significant step in the opening up of China’s capital account

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a significant step in the opening up of China’s capital account

Trade beyond borders | 23 Apr 2014

Video: The rise of offshore renminbi

Our experts explain what’s behind the rapid growth of the offshore renminbi, and give their views on the currency’s future

Our experts explain what’s behind the rapid growth of the offshore renminbi, and give their views on the currency’s future

Trade beyond borders | 12 Jul 2013

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