China´s ‘Incredibly Aggressive’ Steps To Defend the Yuan

Last 2 days offshore Yuan surged the most on record. The overnight deposit rate in Hongkong rose as high as a record 100 percent last night.

But: The recent capital controls will not work on the long run.

China can´t stop it´s captial outflows. The agressive steps in the last 48 hours should flag that China is getting control back about about Yuan Cross Border Payments. But probably it is showing more that China Foreign Exchanges Reserves are much lower than the PBOC is reporting with 3.050 B US-Dollar . China can not defend the Yuan for a longer time and will be forced to devaluate the Yuan sooner or later again.
Comment: If China fails to control capital outflows BTCUSD will surge

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Comment: China can´t control it´s capital outflows:

China’s foreign exchange reserves fell for a sixth straight month in December. The numbers are above expectations but the resevers are falling every month. China need to devalue the Yuan sooner or later becaus China is running out of US-Dollar.

China forex reserves fall, but less than expected

:30 pm, January 07, 2017

Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s foreign exchange reserves fell for a sixth straight month in December but by less than expected to the lowest since February 2011, as authorities stepped in to support the yuan ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Reserves fell by $41 billion last month to $3.011 trillion, central bank data showed on Saturday, following a drop of $69.06 billion in November.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected reserves to drop $51 billion to $3.001 trillion, from $3.052 trillion at the end of November.
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Capital curbs push Chinese firms to risky, costly dollar bonds
By Samuel Shen and John Ruwitch

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's efforts to support its currency and cool its hot property market are encouraging more Chinese companies, including many state firms, to take on extra cost and risk by raising foreign-currency bonds in Hong Kong and other offshore locations. Despite the yuan's nearly 7 percent slump against the dollar in 2016, Chinese companies including state-owned Bank of China (SS:601988) raised a record $111 billion in offshore dollar bonds, according to data from Dealogic, up from $88 billion in 2015.
JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) analysts, using their own dataset, are forecasting another rise this year, even though many economists expect the yuan to fall further, making the loans more expensive to service and repay. The list includes issuers who need dollars to pay for overseas acquisitions and deals but are unable to use their yuan after China tightened its grip on capital outflows last year to support the currency.
"It's getting increasingly difficult to move money out," said Shen Weizheng, fund manager at Ivy Capital, which invests in stocks and bonds in Hong Kong. "So for Chinese companies eager to invest overseas, the dollar bond market becomes an easier funding avenue."
Comment: Jan 25, 2017
China central bank official defends rapid foreign reserves use to keep yuan steady
Economy8 hours ago (Jan 25, 2017 04:50AM ET)

China central bank official defends rapid foreign reserves use to keep yuan steady
Economy8 hours ago (Jan 25, 2017 04:50AM ET)

© Reuters. China central bank official defends rapid foreign reserves use to keep yuan steady © Reuters. China central bank official defends rapid foreign reserves use to keep yuan steady

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior official at China's central bank has defended authorities' rapid use of foreign exchange reserves to keep the yuan currency stable, saying the benefits "outweighed the drawbacks", according to a state newspaper.

"The use of foreign reserves has kept the yuan stable and prevented market overshooting," the Ren Min Zheng Xie Bao

Paper quoted Yi Gang, a vice governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), as saying. The paper is owned by political advisory body the China's People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), of which Yi is a member. The yuan fell 6.6 percent against the dollar last year, its biggest loss since 1994, under pressure from sluggish economic growth and a strong dollar, which have spurred capital outflows.

China has spent $1 trillion in foreign reserves in the past two years as it tried to stabilize the faltering currency, the newspaper said. China's foreign reserves shrank to near six-year lows in December, but held just above the critical $3 trillion level, sparking speculation over how long authorities would be able to continue defending the currency. The government has turned to other administrative and regulatory measures in recent weeks to curb outflows and clamp down on speculation. Quote:
Comment: FEB 08 2017 China forex reserves fall below $3 trillion, 1st time in 6 years


February 8, 2017 at 12:30 JST
BEIJING--China's foreign exchange reserves unexpectedly fell below the closely watched $3 trillion (336 trillion yen) level in January for the first time in nearly six years, though tighter regulatory controls appeared to making some progress in slowing capital outflows. China has taken a raft of steps in recent months to make it harder to move money out of the country and to reassert a grip on its faltering currency, even as U.S. President Donald Trump steps up accusations that Beijing is keeping the yuan too cheap. Reserves fell $12.3 billion in January to $2.998 trillion, more than the $10.5 billion that economists polled by Reuters had expected. While the $3 trillion mark is not seen as a firm "line in the sand" for Beijing, concerns are swirling over the speed at which the country is depleting its ammunition, sowing doubts over how much longer authorities can afford to defend both the currency and its reserves. Source:
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Comment: MAR 01 2017: Bitcoin and USDCNH sending next alarm signal. Any US rate hike could trigger a further divaluation of Chinas Currency.
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Comment: MAR 04 2017: Yuan, rupee outlook sours on Fed interest rate hike bets: Reuters poll

Quote: The Chinese yuan and the Indian rupee are expected to weaken, although less than previously thought, reversing recent gains as rising chances of a U.S. interest rate hike this month boost the dollar, a Reuters poll found.Since the start of the year, most Asian currencies have risen against the dollar, as uncertainty about President Donald Trump's economic policies hurt the greenback.Fed officials over the past few days suggested that rates need to go up sooner rather than later to avoid falling behind the curve on inflation in the face of proposed economic stimulus from Trump's administration.
The view for a weaker yuan also stands alongside Trump's accusations that Beijing has devalued its currency to gain a trade advantage and as China struggles to stem capital outflows depleting its FX reserves. Source:
Comment: MAR 04 2017: Quote: A separate Reuters poll confirmed trader sentiment toward most emerging Asian currencies worsened, with bets on the Chinese yuan turning slightly bearish, although positioning was still close to being neutral.
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China injected nearly $130 billion into its market in the last two weeks to quell a bond rout
The People's Bank of China is seeking to balance market sentiment with its need to crackdown on debt
Rapidly expanding liquidity could make it more challenging for Beijing to counteract capital flight — its relatively static foreign exchange reserves are growing less potent when compared to the amount of cash that could be leaving the country
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Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday
Chinese shares staged a recovery after mainland indexes tumbled almost 3 percent in the last session
Mitsubishi Materials lost more than 9 percent after the company said some of its units had falsified product data
The overnight trading session was quiet, with U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday