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IMF makes preparations to include Chinese yuan in SDR. Happening real soon.


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The International Monetary Fund is to reweight the currencies in the Special Drawing Rights ( SDR ) basket

  • Will be rebalanced on October 1
  • It will include the yuan, giving the official stamp of approval to its status as a 'Reserve Currency'
  • The exact new weightings of currencies is yet to be finalised
  • Once they are, they are fixed for 5 years

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Back in November 2015 the Fund indicted weightings for the new basket at:

  • Yuan 10.92%
  • USD 41.73%
  • Euro 30.93
  • GBP 8.09%
  • Yen 8.33%

Since then the USD has been on a rip. The IMF will issue further approximations for the new weightings in the lead up to the rebalancing.


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This article appears in: Investing , Forex
Referenced Symbols: SDR



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