The Chinese currency, Renminbi, will be included in the Special Drawing Right (SDR) basket by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he preparations for the inclusion work continue on track, said Siddharth Tiwari, director of the strategy, policy, and review department of the IMF, at a press conference on the preparations of the new SDR basket.
Last year, the IMF decided to include the RMB in the SDR basket as a fifth currency, along with the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the pound sterling, effective Oct. 1, 2016.
“Inclusion of the Chinese Renminbi in the SDR basket is an important milestone in the process of China’s global financial integration. It recognizes and reinforces China’s continuing reform efforts,” said Tiwari.
The inclusion of RMB in the SDR basket will make the SDR basket more representative, and help foster a more robust international monetary and financial system, which in turn will support growth and stability of global economy, he said.
The inclusion also comes with responsibilities for China. According to the official, China has promised that it will continue to improve its transparency of foreign exchange reserve portfolio and banking industry data.
Notes: Xinhua-(This story has not been edited by PGurus.com and is generated from a syndicated feed we subscribe to)
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