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China’s FX Reserves enjoy Biggest Jump Since 2011

China’s foreign-exchange reserves rose last quarter by the most in more than two years, a sign the government’s efforts to protect growth attracted money even as developing nations from India to Indonesia saw capital exit.

Reserves were a record $3.66 trillion at the end of September, the People’s Bank of China said yesterday in Beijing, up from $3.5 trillion in June. The median projection was $3.52 trillion in a Bloomberg News survey of seven economists.

The data suggest Premier Li Keqiang’s efforts to boost expansion stoked capital inflows while emerging markets suffered outflows on concern the U.S. Federal Reserve would taper monetary stimulus. The yuan strengthened by the least in five quarters in the July-September period, signaling central bank intervention to slow gains in the currency.

Bloomberg [1]

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