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The internationalisation of the renminbi (RMB) is vital to China’s long-term success in global financial markets and over the past decade the Chinese authorities have been carefully working to balance the key objectives of a free-floating currency, liberalised capital account and an independent monetary policy.

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Navigating China's Foreign Investment Landscape

Operating a business in China or investing in China presents significant opportunities. Ongoing reform is seeing China gradually move to a registration and filing based system for foreign direct investment with less focus on government approval for certain sectors. In addition, capital market liberalisation is presenting new investment opportunities across fixed income, credit, equities and foreign exchange.

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The New Currency of Trade

RMB internationalisation is an integral part of China’s financial reforms, with gradual liberalisation of the current account since 2009 and growing use of RMB in China’s cross-border trade. This ongoing growth presents a number of benefits when using the RMB as an invoicing and settlement currency.

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Financing Solutions

The growing use of RMB worldwide is creating new trade, investment and financing opportunities for companies doing business with or in China. As a result of these RMB flows, companies have an increasing need both onshore and offshore to raise RMB funding to finance their working capital requirements, capital expenditure and new project developments. To satisfy these needs, as well as those of the global investor community, China’s onshore financing market will gradually transition from being a “loans based” market to a more “bonds based” market.

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1) By Regulation
a. Dodd-Frank

2) By Business
a. Foreign Exchange Wholesale Disclosure

3) By Country
a. US Disclosures