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May 16, 2022 01:26 PM
FINANCE

IMF Raises Yuan’s Weighting in SDR Currency Basket Amid Weakness

The People’s Bank of China vowed to extend the interbank foreign exchange trading time in a statement on Sunday. Photo: Bloomberg
The People’s Bank of China vowed to extend the interbank foreign exchange trading time in a statement on Sunday. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — The International Monetary Fund lifted the yuan’s weighting in the Special Drawing Rights currency basket, prompting the Chinese central bank to pledge to push for a further opening of its financial markets.

The IMF raised the yuan’s weighting to 12.28% from 10.92% in its first regular review of the SDR evaluation since the Chinese currency was included in the basket in 2016, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement Sunday. The weighting of the U.S. dollar rose to 43.38% from 41.73%, while those of euro, Japanese yen and British pound declined.

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