Renminbi

China Devalues Yuan To Weakest Fix Since May 2008

Following last night's bond bloodbath, The Fed fallout continues in China as The PBOC has devalued the official Yuan fix the most since Brexit to its weakest level since May 2008, breaking above 6.95/USD. Since the "one-off" devaluation in Aug 2015, the Chinese currency has now weakened almost 14% against the dollar.

Hugh Hendry: "We Are Running A Trumpian Portfolio"

  • In Europe we anticipate further duress in the political commitment to the European project as the success of Trump’s economic stimulus plan keeps US growth humming
  • The combination of Trumpian economics and Japanese 10-year nominal yields being trapped at zero by the Bank of Japan should mean the yen continues to weaken.
  • And finally, there are Chinese trades which generate positive carry should the status quo persist yet remain long volatility should pressure on the renminbi intensify

China Hits Back: Warns Trump "Nothing To Discuss" If "One China" Policy Ends

Overnight China responded and expressed "serious concern" after Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of "one China", calling it the basis for relations. Beijing warned Trump that the two countries will have “nothing to discuss” if the incoming administration decides to discard the four-decade old “One China” policy.

Chinese Reserves Tumble By $69 Billion, Biggest Drop Since January

Overnigt China disclosed that, as expected, FX reserve liquidation has spiked with reserves falling by nearly $70 billion last month as the country’s central bank burned through more of its reserves in the fight to defend the renminbi from greater depreciation on the back of accelerating capital outflows. This was the largest decline since January.

Mugabe's "Last Gamble" - Zimbabwe Unleashes Newly-Printed 'Bond Notes' Pegged To The Dollar

One might think that after 92 years, some wisdom may have leaked into the brain of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. But no. As the world's oldest head of state, he has overseen the demise from a post-colonial success to a pariah state wrecked by hyperinflation. However, having apparently learned no lesson from his prior experiences, The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has decided to print a new national currency for the first time since 2009.

Brace For A Year Of "Peak Everything, Big Rotations" - Here Is BofA's Guide How To Trade It

1) Peak Liquidity: era of excess liquidity is over; 2) Peak Inequality: more fiscal stimulus to address inequality; 3) Peak Globalization: free movement of trade, labor, capital ending; FX wars starting; 4) Peak Deflation: low point in bond yields now behind us; 5) Trough Volatility: era of “flash volatility” and “pain trades” continues; 6) Peak Passive: active investors to outperform passive; 7) Transforming World: robotics, eCommerce constrain inflation upside

Yuan Smashes Through 6.90... What Next?

While the Renminbi basket (Chinese currency basket relative to biggest world trade partners' currencies) has been 'stable' for almost 5 months, the catchdown in the Yuan's purchasing power against the US Dollar is accelerating rapidly. Busting through 6.90/$ in early Asian trading, the last time offshore Yuan cratered this quickly, stocks plunged in January. The question is - how much further can the Yuan fall before the Trump bump gets damaged?