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September 6th 2006

China’s forex reserves near $1 trillion

China’s foreign exchange reserves may soon surpass the mystical threshold of $1 trillion. This month, they soared to $950 Billion, as China’s current account surplus was promptly reinvested in foreign securities. If China allowed the new Yuan to circulate in the money supply, the result would be double-digit inflation. Instead, China holds all of the surplus yuan in the form of foreign currency, a habit which exerts severe upward pressure on the yuan and may soon overwhelm China’s monetary system to the point where it has no choice but to allow the yuan to appreciate. China Daily reports:

“We will take comprehensive measures to avoid further significant growth in the foreign exchange reserves,” said the vice president of China’s Central Bank.

Read more: China forex reserves hit $954.5 billion

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