People's Bank Of China

China Eases Capital Controls As Dollar Weakens

China's central bank has relaxed some of the curbs on cross-border capital outflows it put in place just months ago to shore up the yuan currency. As of last week, the PBOC is no longer demanding that banks match outflows with equal inflows

Beijing Responds To Trump Charge China Is A "Grand Champion At Currency Manipulation"

"China has no intention of seeking foreign trade advantages via an intentional devaluation of the renminbi. There is no basis for the continued devaluation of the renminbi" but "If you must attach the label 'grand champion' to China, then I think China is a grand champion. But we are the grand champions of economic development."

Chinese Banks Begin To Raise Mortgage Rates

In the latest tightening in China's financial conditions, the China Securities Journal reports that some bank branches in Beijing, Guangzhou and Chongqing have raised mortgage rates for first-home buyers recently.

US Futures Rise Ahead Of Payrolls Following A Surprise-Filled Asian Session

European stocks and S&P futures rose modestly ahead of January US payrolls data, along with the dollar, while Asian shares dropped after China returned from a week-long holiday. Bonds slid, oil rose while the JGB intervened in the bond market to prevent a bond rout, in one of two major surprises during the Asian session.

Chinese 10Y Bond Yields Set For Biggest Monthly Jump Since 2010

China's surprise increase in interest rates on medium-term loans weighed on bond prices on Wednesday, hammering bond prices, sending benchmark 10-year treasury futures sharply lower and pushing 10 Year yields up by 6 bps, making the January move higher in yields the biggest jump since October 2010.

To "Prevent Public Panic", Beijing Orders Banks To Keep Capital Controls Secret

"You must control your forex deficit, but you can't say that SAFE is controlling capital outflows," a high-ranking government official told Chinese bankers. The banks were told to "manage sentiment" to prevent public panic, the banker said, and the banks' research analysts should not broadcast any negative views on the yuan.

China Warns May Dump Treasuries To Keep Yuan Stable, Prepares More Capital Controls

Having tried and failed with simple jawboning, China admitted that it has "studied possible scenarios of yuan exchange rate and capital outflows in 2017 based on models, stress tests and field research, and is preparing contingency plans", Bloomberg reported citing sources, and added that "China may further cut U.S. Treasury holdings in 2017 if needed to keep exchange rate stable."

Few Chinese Sell Yuan On First Day Of New Year After Barrage Of New Capital Controls

Whether due to the spate of new measures or for some other reason, despite concerns of a flood of FX conversions from Yuan to Dollars on the first day following the Yuan reset, there was little evidence at Beijing and Shanghai banks on Tuesday that Chinese individuals were rushing to lock in 2017 quotas to buy foreign exchange.