Chinese Yuan Rises in Global Trade
For the first time the Chinese Yuan has joined the elite club of the world’s ten most frequently traded currencies. This was one of the biggest highlights of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) survey released this week. The full list had two other notable items. The Australian dollar continues to climb given it’s growing influence and connections to China. The Mexican peso continues to be a favourite of hedge funds and came out at number 8 in the triennial survey.
Here is the top 10 currencies by turnover:
Singapore beating Tokyo as FX Hub
Although the Singapore dollar could not crack the top 10 list it sits barely outside at number 14. The coup that the city stage managed in the last three years was to unseat Tokyo as the region’s top FX hub. The trading average increased 44% from April 2010 to the same month in 2013. The new figures put Singapore in the elite just behind London and New York.
This Saturday Australians will vote to decide the political leadership of the country. The opinion polls give a slight advantage to the opposition with a 53% take of the vote. Employment is one of the biggest issues as Australian boomed along with China and suffered with the slowdown causing massive unemployment in sectors such as mining.
Australia requires all its citizens to vote. Failure to do so, or to provide a valid reason results in a monetary penalty. This policy results in very high voter turnout with over 90% complying with their civic duty.
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