Foreign central banks held a total of RMB563.5 billion (US$81.1 billion) Yuan-denominated assets by the end of last year, up 13% year-on-year, indicating increasing willingness by foreign central banks to hold Yuan assets on their balance sheets.
"We are optimistic about the rising Yuan assets held by foreign central banks. This reflects the Yuan’s formal inclusion in the SDR currency basket with the opening of China’s financial market, and the increasing willingness of overseas institutions to accept yuan-denominated products and to hold yuan assets," said Wang Chunying, spokesperson for China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), during a press conference yesterday.
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