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Is the RMB going to depreciate?

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After reporting the highest amount of trade surplus in 18 months, and hearing an expected cacophony of calls for RMB appreciation, the spot Yuan rate has actually traded down. The dramatic fall in foreign currency loans undertaken by Chinese exporters has also indicated sharply lowered expectation for any appreciation, if at all.

According to the Century Weekly, foreign currency loans plummeted by USD5.6bn in July, on the heel of USD0.7bn and USD1.4bn declines in June and May, respectively.

Chinese exporters traditionally take out these loans to supplement their income if they expect the RMB to appreciate. The last time these loans fell was during the 7/2008-2/20009 period, at the height of the financial crisis. In fact the RMB was even expected to depreciate in late 2008.

Could this be a rerun?

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Written by Cindy Luk

August 12, 2010 at 5:22 am

Posted in China, Macro

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  1. solyndra sarah palin

    chupacabra

    November 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm


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