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Jan 05, 2022 08:00 PM
ECONOMY

Dollar Gets More Weight in Key Yuan Exchange-Rate Index

A bank employee counts U.S. dollars in East China’s Jiangsu province on Oct. 22. Photo: VCG
A bank employee counts U.S. dollars in East China’s Jiangsu province on Oct. 22. Photo: VCG

China has increased the weighting of the U.S. dollar in a key index that measures the value of the yuan against foreign currencies, which shows that the share of China-U.S. trade has increased in the country’s overall foreign trade.

The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), which is overseen by the central bank, raised the U.S. dollar’s weighting in the CFETS RMB Index to 19.88% from 18.79%, according to a statement (link in Chinese) released by the CFETS on Friday. The adjustment took effect on Jan. 1.

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