Thursday, 18 July 2019

Renminbi Capital Markets 2014

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  • A shaolin monk breaks an iron sheet with his head during a performance at a temple in Quanzhou, Fujian.

    Renminbi Capital Markets: Showing new strength

    Renminbi Capital Markets: Showing new strength Source: REUTERS A shaolin monk breaks an iron sheet with his head during a performance

  • The Sun Hung Kai Properties Vertical Run for the Chest race takes competitors up 82 floors at the International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong’s tallest building.

    Picking up pace

    China is taking steps to open its capital account and internationalise the renminbi, putting it on track to become one of the world’s top international currencies.

  • Hub rivalry

    The competition between the world’s financial centres to establish their offshore renminbi trading credentials has emerged as one of the most visible signs of the currency’s internationalisation.

  • Cars drive along a main road in central Beijing.

    Two-way traffic

    The renminbi is on track for its worst year against the US dollar since the peg was partially removed in 2005 after rising steadily for years. What used to be a one-way bet is now more volatile than ever.

  • Waiters open a Chinese traditional red door inside a luxurious furniture museum in Beijing.

    Opening doors

    China’s capital markets are set to become deeper and more transparent as regulators allow more foreign investors to purchase domestic securities.

  • Villagers stand around an ancestral tomb, which is being relocated from a construction site of a residential compound in Taiyuan, Shanxi.

    Testing the ground

    The Shanghai Free Trade Zone has become a testing ground for China’s efforts to open its capital markets and to accelerate the transition towards a freely convertible currency.

  • A feeder holds a giant panda cub, the only survivor of the triplets giant panda Jiaozi had last August, at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan.

    Growing up fast

    A record feast of offshore renminbi bonds and the shift to a more stable investor base is underlining the Dim Sum market’s maturity with global deposit pools deepening and demand for overseas investment growing.

  • Michael Norris of Australia performs during a presentation at the World Extreme Games in Shanghai.

    Shanghai and beyond

    Brokers have hailed news of a cross-border stock-investment programme between Shanghai and Hong Kong as a key step in opening China’s markets after a small number of early obstacles are sort out.

  • Members of an honour guard have their boots clean as they get ready for a welcoming ceremony.

    Helping hand

    Global automakers are bringing international standards to China’s nascent securitisation market and domestic transactions are on the rise.