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RMB one step away from Top 10 World Payments Currency

Published on 24 Jul 2013

 

Brussels, 24 July 2013 - In June, the CNY gained two places in the ranking of world payments currencies to move one step closer to the top 10. According to SWIFT, CNY is now ranked #11 as payments currency in June 2013, with an all-time high market share of 0.87%, overtaking the Thai Bhat (THB) and the Norwegian Krone (NOK). RMB is currently at the same level in value as the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) was in February 2013.

"The RMB continues to grow in relation to other currencies," said Patrick de Courcy, Head of Markets, Asia Pacific at SWIFT. "In comparison to other months, we have seen the global payments currencies in value decrease by 4.5% in June, whereas the RMB only decreased by 1.3%. The continuous growth of RMB payments coming from key markets, such as the United Kingdom, further supports the international use of the Chinese currency. According to the SWIFT RMB Tracker, over the past 2 years the CNY's market share has increased by more than threefold whereas other Asian currencies stayed flat."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About SWIFT RMB Tracker & RMB Internationalisation
Launched in September 2011, the SWIFT RMB Tracker provides monthly reporting on key statistics to understand the progress made by RMB towards becoming an international currency. To register for the RMB Tracker in English, Traditional or Simplified Chinese, visit swift.com (select ‘Banks on SWIFT') or e-mail mailto:swiftforbanks@swift.com

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Ernest Chan
Head of Media Relations,
Asia Pacific,
SWIFT
Tel: +852 2107 8873
ernest.chan@swift.com

Rosemary Merz
Bite Communications
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rosemary.merz@bitecommunications.com