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The year of the renminbi

27 April 2015

The governor of the People’s Bank of China surprised many when he said Beijing…

US oil and weather shocks

17 April 2015

Declining oil prices and bad weather curbed US investment spending in early 2015.…

Asian investors go green

Financing sustainable growth

15 April 2015

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

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…

Beyond Europe's rebound

7 April 2015

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

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

The redback keeps rising

26 March 2015

An increasing number of companies and investors are using China’s currency for trade,…

Renminbi views

25 March 2015

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

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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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