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China: Yuan officially included in the IMF’s SDR basket – Deutsche Bank

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    FXStreet (Delhi) – Jim Reid, Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank, suggests that the notable newsflow from yesterday’s session was the widely expected confirmation from the IMF of the inclusion of the Chinese Yuan in its SDR basket.

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    “The currency will be added from the 1st October 2016 and will comprise 10.92% of the overall basket which was a little bit lower than the 14-16% previously drawn up from the IMF staff estimates.”

    “Speaking on the decision, IMF Chief Lagarde said that ‘the renminbi’s inclusion in the SDR is a clear indication of the reforms that have been implemented and will continue to be implemented and is a clear, stronger representation of the global economy’.”

    “In a note published this morning, DB’s China Chief Economist Zhiwei Zhang noted that the inclusion is structurally positive for China, as he believes that this may act as a catalyst to boost the momentum of reforms in China and indicates that the authorities are keen to integrate China’s economy further with the global economy. The onshore CNY was set 0.02% weaker this morning at the fix and has been little changed for much of the session.”
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