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In his first few weeks in office, President Donald Trump has ordered the U. China can weather such criticism, for now. International Monetary Fund data show that the greenback accounts for That means that in times of crisis, the dollar benefits from global investors seeking a haven, even if the strife and the the uncertainty emanates from the U. That would be on top of the natural demand for the greenback created by the anticipation of significant fiscal stimulus floated by the Trump administration and a faster pace of interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve.
The currency is managed to achieve a stable, effective, trade-weighted exchange rate and to foster a gently crawling peg relative to the dollar. A collapse of the crawling peg could lead to yuan depreciation that is three times as large. Although China may be nearing the point where a significant devaluation of the currency would make sense, there are obvious reasons that the authorities would want to avoid a sharp weakening of the yuan anytime soon. The authorities will do everything they can to avoid a hard yuan landing before the party congress.
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