Here are some reasons why China's currency is sinking

Oct 10, 2018
One U.S. dollar today is worth about 9.92 Chinese yuan. That’s down nearly 10 percent from where it was last spring. That drop has the attention of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said Wednesday he wants to make sure China is not doing “competitive devaluations.” That’s when a country seeks an advantage by making its […]
An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018.
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Decline of China’s currency lessens bite of U.S. tariffs

Aug 2, 2018
The trade story of the day is actually more of a currency story. As you know, the Trump administration has proposed another round of tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese products — ranging from tobacco to dog food to plywood. Now, the president is threatening to more than double the size of that tariff […]

Where do the U.S. and China go from here?

Apr 13, 2017
Trump refrains from calling China a currency manipulator.
A model of Beijing's Central Business District made from Chinese yuan notes.
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Surprise. China is not a currency manipulator

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Dec 5, 2016
Donald Trump has repeatedly said the opposite. Here's why he's wrong.
A post office employee counts Chinese yuan at a post office branch set up inside Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the National People's Congress on March 7.
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China tries new measures to restore growth

Feb 29, 2016
The world's second-largest economy has announced fresh steps to stem decline.
Investors watch stock prices on screens at a securities company in Beijing on February 25, 2016. Chinese shares plunged more than six percent on February 25. 
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BBC Roundup: Migrants break Greek border fence, India boosts farming

Feb 29, 2016
There’s lots of turmoil overseas, particularly with the refugee crisis in Europe and trouble in the markets. But there is one bright spot in recent news — India’s economy continues to grow. Here’s a look at today’s global news from the BBC: Migrants take down barbed-wire fence at Macedonia, Greek border Migrants at the border […]
An Indian farmer lifts a basket loaded with cauliflowers in a field in Rasalpur village.
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Why China is selling our treasury bonds

Oct 13, 2015
The same data show the Chinese are privately investing in American bonds.

Many factors at play in the devaluation of yuan

Aug 14, 2015
The biggest? A seal of approval from the International Monetary Fund.

Devaluation in China continues

China has set a lower value for its yuan currency for the third straight day.
Investors monitor screens showing stock market movements at a brokerage house in Shanghai on Thursday.
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