China to widen RMB trading band again before end-2012


The People's Bank of China (PBOC) will further widen the USD-CNY daily trading band beyond its current 1% limit before the end of 2012, according to Chia Woon Khien, head of Asia local markets strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland.

The traded band for the China versus US dollar currency has been doubled to 1% since April 16 this year, and Chia, speaking at the FX Week Asia conference, held in Singapore last week, was bullish about a further widening being imminent.

"I've given up my bet about China

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