Industry Analysis

What next for the renminbi?

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Hedge fund managers debate the opportunities and threats arising from the currency reforms in China and the renminbi’s much-anticipated appreciation

Whether it be American politicians on the mid-term election trail, European officials about to deliver yet more pain to their electorate, or Chinese policymakers defending their right to set their own fiscal agenda, renminbi (Rmb) appreciation is a hot topic. At the same time, in Hong Kong, there are calls for more Rmb-denominated financial instruments (a bond market would be nice) and Rmb savings are mounting up. It is no surprise then, that China watchers in the hedge funds industry are asking themselves what Rmb-related threats and opportunities these developments present.

Derek Cheung and Chris Ruffle

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