China and UK agree terms of currency swap

Deal signed for a Rmb200 billion three‑year currency swap. Analysts say swap line will help stabilise redback liquidity in the UK.

China and UK agree terms of currency swap
Bank of England: Furthering London's bid to become an international centre for renminbi trading

The Bank of England said on Saturday that it had agreed the terms of a Rmb200 billion currency swap with the People’s Bank of China, another step in the internationalisation of the renminbi.

The deal furthers London’s efforts to become a fully-fledged offshore renminbi-trading centre, such as Taiwan and Singapore. It also shows China is continuing its policy of opening up, despite its economic slowdown and a credit crunch in its banking sector.

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