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Who cares about the Chinese Yuan?

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  • Balasubramaniam, Vimal

    () (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

  • Patnaik, Ila

    () (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

  • Shah, Ajay

    () (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

Abstract

The rise of China in the world economy and in international trade has raised the possibility of a rise of the Yuan as an international currency, particularly after the Chinese authorities have undertaken policy initiatives such as Yuan settlement and Yuan swap lines. In this paper, we measure one dimension of Yuan internationalisation: the role of the Yuan in the exchange rate arrangements of other economies. While the magnitudes are small, our findings show that as many as 34 currencies in the world have been sensitive to movements in the Yuan. This suggests that the Yuan potentially has a significant role to play in global exchange rate arrangements. Contrary to popular belief, however, we find a limited role of the Yuan among Asian. economies.

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  • Balasubramaniam, Vimal & Patnaik, Ila & Shah, Ajay, 2011. "Who cares about the Chinese Yuan?," Working Papers 11/89, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.
  • Handle: RePEc:npf:wpaper:11/89 Note: Working Paper 89, 2011
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    Keywords

    Renminbi ; Yuan ; Exchange rate regime ; Internationalisation ; East Asia;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

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