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RMB Internationalization: What is in for Taiwan?


  • AliciaGarcia-Herrero
  • Yingyi Tsai
  • Xia Le


Along with the steady pace of RMB internationalization, this paper proposes Taiwan as a potential lcandidate to become the next RMB offshore center. We review the main drivers behind Hong Kong s success and set the reasons why Taiwan could follow such steps. First, Taiwan s economic ties with China are substantial both in trade and FDI and they are set to be increasingly supported by the improved political relations across the Strait. Second, the relatively large size of Taiwan s financial system, especially if we consider the enormous pool of savings in its investment and insurance companies, and its well-functioning infrastructure, should provide the necessary elements for an off-shore RMB market to develop. Finally, following Hong Kong s experience, we offer some suggestions on possible pre-conditions for Taiwan to become the next RMB offshore center.

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  • AliciaGarcia-Herrero & Yingyi Tsai & Xia Le, 2012. "RMB Internationalization: What is in for Taiwan?," Working Papers 1206, BBVA Bank, Economic Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:bbv:wpaper:1206

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    RMB Internationalization; Offshore RMB market;

    JEL classification:

    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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