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Spotlight on the yuan

Apart from China being a major engine in the world economy, yuan movements have a knock-on effect on Asian currencies.

China has to juggle multiple issues while moving ahead with its financial reforms. Keeping the yuan stable is critical to Beijing, although it does not mean that the currency cannot depreciate.

IT is without a doubt that the US dollar is expected to strengthen further in 2016 now that the Federal Reserve has finally lifted off on US interest rates. Market players are likely to continue playing to the policy divergence theme, which has dominated the investment landscape in 2015.