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Asian investors go green

Financing sustainable growth

15 April 2015

Tackling pollution remains high on the agenda for China. Premier Li Keqiang…

Moving beyond oil

13 April 2015

Over the past half century, the Middle East has been central to Korea’s rapid economic…

Asia feels deflated

10 April 2015

Growth across Asia still looks comfortable by world standards. However, it is well down…

Beyond Europe's rebound

7 April 2015

Optimism about the eurozone growth outlook has revived. Quantitative easing, improving…

Japan to fund India growth

1 April 2015

When Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embraced his Indian counterpart Narendra…

Latin America looks for net gains

1 April 2015

Latin America is moving online – and quickly. Strong growth in the region’s internet…

Emerging markets PMI

Flash China PMI hits one-year low

Operating conditions in the Chinese manufacturing sector deteriorated in April, according to the HSBC Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index™. The index was 49.2 in April, down from 49.6 in March.

Flash PMI




China and the renminbi

Renminbi views

25 March 2015

International use of the Chinese renminbi (RMB) is growing fast. Two HSBC colleagues…

Where now for the renminbi?

27 February 2015

We expect the renminbi (RMB) to continue becoming more market-oriented, with the Chinese…

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Renminbi timeline

2 January 2015

China’s economic growth and liberalisation are leading to increasing international use of its currency, the renminbi. We chart some of the recent milestones.

Year of the Sheep

23 March 2015

The Chinese renminbi (RMB) is an increasingly important currency for international trade and investment. In the Year of the Sheep, its use is likely to grow further.

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