Sunday, December 27, 2009

Chinese Premier: No Change to Exchange Rate Policy

by Bill McBride on 12/27/2009 09:14:00 AM

From the Financial Times: Wen resolute on strength of currency

The Financial Times quotes Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as saying: ”We will not yield to any pressure of any form forcing us to appreciate. ... The purpose [of these calls for appreciation] is to hold back China’s development."

In recent weeks the demands for China to appreciate its currency in order to help a rebalancing of the global economy have increased to include not only the US and the European Union but also developing nations such as Brazil and Russia.
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This is one of the key global imbalances and it looks like China will still not allow their currency to appreciate.