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Will the Renminbi Become a World Currency?

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  • Wendy Dobson

    (Rotman School of Management)

  • Paul R. Masson

    (Rotman School of Management)

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China has emerged as a major power in the world economy, so it seems natural to consider whether its currency will also have a major role. However, at present it is not used internationally. We look at the factors that contribute to the international use of currencies, and focus on the aspects of China’s financial system that would have to change before the renminbi emerged as an important regional or world currency. Even with important reforms, two important questions would remain: whether the authorities would want to encourage its international use, and whether an economy with substantial party control could gain international acceptance for its currency.

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Paper provided by Rotman Institute for International Business, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in its series Working Papers Series with number 10.

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Length: 24 Pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
Date of revision: Dec 2007
Handle: RePEc:ttp:iibwps:10

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