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Changes to Chinese Currency Policy – Update

Daniel Duncan and Andrew Foster provide an update to their August 2015 video that addressed China’s steps to liberalize how its currency trades against the U.S. dollar. Andrew notes that, just over one year later, China is rolling back some of those liberalizations. He describes a detailed set of recent policy measures that collectively constitute a tightening of the capital account in China – or, in other words, a restriction on the degree to which individuals inside and outside China can freely exchange the Renminbi for other currencies. Andrew suggests that these policy changes are signs of strained liquidity conditions, and that risks in China’s financial system are consequently elevated. He notes that the Fund continues to invest in China, but Seafarer is monitoring the Fund’s China-related exposure.


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