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US official says China shows commitment to move to market-driven exchange rate

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 14:28
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China has demonstrated commitment to moving toward a market-driven exchange rate, said a senior US Treasury official, speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Chengdu on Saturday.

[CHENGDU] China has demonstrated commitment to moving toward a market-driven exchange rate, said a senior US Treasury official, speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Chengdu on Saturday.

He also said he saw a path for China to manage a soft landing for its economy.

In the past, China has often been accused of suppressing its exchange rates to support exports, but in recent years the central bank has intervened more frequently to keep the yuan from softening too quickly as capital has flowed into dollars and out of emerging market currencies.

REUTERS