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  • Offshore Renminbi – Big Apple, bigger Renminbi - Updated Fri March 7, 2014

    • We add New York to our RGI, reflecting rising Renminbi payment flows and CNH FX turnover • New York enjoys time-zone advantage, massive trade with China, and rising investor interest in the RMB • We summarise the latest Renminbi developments in...

  • Offshore Renminbi – RGI to get a further policy boost - Updated Thu November 7, 2013

    RGI re-accelerated in September, up 3.0% m/m to 1,183, thanks to another strong deposit performance • Policy breakthrough should provide impetus for faster growth in European market after a strong Q3 • Mainland issuers, led by the Ministry of Fina...

  • The Renminbi’s 2020 odyssey - Updated Mon November 4, 2013

    In this issue of The Renminbi Insider, we look ahead to 2020 and explain the currency’s likely odyssey across the trade, FX and the rates space. We expect 28% of China’s international trade to be denominated in Renminbi by 2020, some USD 3tn a year....

  • Offshore Renminbi – Survey says RGI to reaccelerate - Updated Mon October 7, 2013

    RGI’s rise moderated in August to 1.8% m/m; strong deposit growth across centres is a bright spot • Survey suggests that CNH growth is picking up again, although Dim Sum issuers remain cautious • We added new survey questions to understand which f...

  • CNH – The RGI breaks 1,000! - Updated Mon July 8, 2013

    The RGI reached a landmark level in May; strong cross-border payment flows were a big contributor • Our third CNH corporate survey confirms a mild RGI slowdown in store; underlying market drivers intact • We also interviewed 120 Asian investors th...

  • New SAFE rules: Less than meets the eye - Updated Tue May 7, 2013

    • SAFE created a new mechanism to regulate bank NOPs by linking bank FX LDR ratios with the NOP floor • The aggregate necessary increase in NOP is estimated at USD 23bn, a relatively small amount in our view • Stricter scrutiny of trade invoices ...

  • CNH – Strong RGI reflects policy push - Updated Tue May 7, 2013

    • RGI rose to another new high of 892 in March, reflecting policy push across geographies • Singapore gears up for a bigger CNH role in ASEAN; reassurance on liquidity is likely to follow • The HKMA’s recent removal of regulatory impediments shou...

  • CNH – Singapore set to get a CNH boost - Updated Wed February 20, 2013

    The appointment of an Renminbi-clearing bank in Singapore marks a key milestone for CNH • Having clearing facilities in Singapore will facilitate regional CNH trade in Southeast Asia • The arrangement will provide an additional boost to China-Sing...

  • CNH – Introducing the Renminbi Globalisation Index - Updated Wed November 14, 2012

    We launch the Standard Chartered RGI, which tracks the Renminbi’s level of globalisation • We also introduce our Offshore Renminbi Corporate Survey of local and global corporates • As the CNY heads towards global reserve currency status, its broad...

  • Up, up and away - Updated Sun October 7, 2012

    • Use of the Renminbi as a trade settlement currency is on the rise around the world. In July-August, 12.3% of China’s trade was settled in CNY, up from 10.7% in the first half of the year. This is being driven by real corporate need rather than arb...

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