FIs invited to tap offshore yuan scheme

MAS calls for applications for China's RQFII licence, via custodian banks


THE Monetary Authority of Singapore has called for applications for China's renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) licence. Financial institutions that hold such a licence can offer yuan-denominated investment products and invest offshore yuan - the Chinese currency that is traded outside the country - in China's securities markets.

In a statement yesterday, MAS said that the applications are to be made to the China Securities Regulatory Commission through approved custodian...

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