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March 18th 2007

China raises interest rates

China’s Central Bank, in an effort to rein in the nation’s runaway economy, recently raised the country’s benchmark lending rate by 27 basis points. With most countries, an increase in interest rates would propel the country’s respective currency upward in value, as risk-averse investors would bring capital to that country’s bond markets. In the case of China, however, monetary policy tends to have a pretty negligible effect on the currency, primarily because the Yuan remains pegged to a basket, and its appreciation is being carefully managed by the government.

Read More: China announces 0.27 percentage point increase in key interest rates

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Posted by Adam Kritzer | in Central Banks, Chinese Yuan (RMB) | No Comments »

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