China gives the go-ahead to forex options and cross-currency swaps

Hedging gains currency

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China’s national currency regulator, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe), gave the go-ahead on January 31 for corporate end-users in the country to trade onshore cross-currency swap (CCS) transactions from March 1. A cross-currency swap is an interest rate swap in which the counterparties of the transaction exchange their cash flows in different currencies. Upon initiation of a cross-currency swap, the counterparties make an initial exchange of notional principals in the two curr

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