China’s renminbi (RMB) is the third most-used currency in trade finance. HSBC could help your business make the most of trading in RMB.
among foreign banks in China's cross-border
RMB transaction volume
Source: People's Bank of China (February 2017)
As China’s trade with the rest of the world has expanded dramatically over the last 15 years, its currency - the renminbi, has also internationalised and become a globally accepted currency enabling more cross-border capital flows.
The Belt and Road vision is to create the physical infrastructure, financial institutions and policy environment that will facilitate regional trade and cooperation, accelerating international use of the renminbi.
An interview with Candy Ho, Global Head of Renminbi Business Developments and Head of Corporate Treasury Solutions, Greater China at HSBC China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has given new impetus to the evolution of Asian capital markets.
HSBC has been conducting its Renminbi (RMB) Internationalisation Survey every year since 2012 to measure what companies around the world know about RMB and how they are using or plan to use the currency.
Why the RMB matters
China’s government expects half of all Chinese foreign trade to be settled in RMB by 2020
For companies outside of mainland China, using RMB could bring multiple benefits such as:
- Reduces foreign exchange and interest rate risk
- Improves liquidity and cash management
- Facilitates trade with suppliers and customers in China who prefer to settle in RMB
- Improves price transparency because mainland Chinese counterparts do not need to include exchange or currency hedging costs in their pricing access to finance and investment opportunities in RMB
HSBC’s presence along the trade corridor, as well as at both ends, accelerates the use of the renminbi as a global currency.
Douglas Flint, Group Chairman, HSBC
Does your business have a strategy for trading in the renminbi?
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