Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’, Central Bank of Ireland meeting

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Commentary: Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’

By Mark Sobel in Washington

Donald Trump’s claims that China is manipulating its currency are woefully wide of the mark. China’s current account surplus is falling to under 1% of GDP. The renminbi, hit by capital outflows between early 2015 and the end of 2016, rose sharply against the dollar up to April 2018.

The renminbi trade-weighted index rose too. Since then, the renminbi has fallen on both measures, but the depreciation reflects the dollar’s strength across the board.

There is little evidence of more than scant Chinese foreign exchange market intervention.

Read the full commentary on the website.

 

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Meeting: Enhancing the innovator-regulator conversation

Tuesday 11 September, London, 14:15 GMT

A roundtable discussion with Martin Moloney, special adviser on policy and risk at the Central Bank of Ireland. The meeting will focus on how regulators and innovators applying advanced technologies in financial services can collaborate better. Following the launch of the Central Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Hub, topics will include how value can be added by engagement with regulators and how these authorities can achieve equitable treatment of and learn from innovators.

Request to attend the meeting.

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