User Name: Password:      Register - Lost password?

Forex News Blog
Back to The Headlines
Monday July 13, 2009 - 18:59:18 GMT
FX Solutions - www.fxsol.com

Share This Story:
| | Email

China and the G-8 or What to do When Your Banker Says No

The origin of the Group of Eight was an invitation from French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing in 1975 to six of the major World War Two combatants to meet at Rambouillet in France. Leaders from West Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the United States, Japan and France attended that first meeting. The impetus to the summit, if not the sole topic, was the first post war economic challenge to the west, the 1973 OPEC oil embargo. In 1976 Canada was invited to join and the group stayed at seven until 1997 when Russia formally became a member.

 

Although formed a generation after the end of the Second World War, the G-7 represented the dominant nations of the defining event of 20th century history. As with the United Nations for international politics, the G-7 was an attempt to secure the victory of the western economic model.  For the first 30 years after the war the only antagonist for the western capitalists had been the political and military threat of the Communists led by the Soviet Union. Until the oil embargo there had not been a serious economic challenge to Western Europe, the United States and Japan.

 

Why relate this history?  The nations of the Second World War consensus that have dominated the world for 60 years are close to bankrupt.  Their foreign bankers are now calling the shots; those who pay decide the future.

 

The abandonment of the climate change issue at the G-8 meeting is an example. Though the global warming agenda is a major part of the domestic political positions of President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Brown and President Sarkozy the issue was removed from G-8 consideration because China, India and others would not go along. This is perhaps a foretaste of what will happen on every topic in which China and the other BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries have an interest.

 

China, Russia and India have been very public with their concerns for the long term value of the US Dollar and critical of the effect of American deficit spending. In April, China’s holding of US Treasuries fell for the first time in eleven months.  The amount was small, $4 billion and partially offset by a small gain in Hong Kong. But in the charged atmosphere of today’s international economics and in light of US funding needs, the drop was widely noted.  From April 2008 until March 2009 the Chinese Government had been steadily acquiring Treasuries; its holding had increased from $502.0 to $767.9, a jump of 53%.

 

China has also moved to increase the supply and demand for the yuan as an alternative to the dollar by starting limited trade settlement in its currency. On July 6th some firms in five Chinese cities were allowed to begin settling transactions in yuan with companies from Hong Kong, Macau and the ASEAN countries. Non-Chinese banks will be able to obtain yuan from mainland institutions to finance trade.

 

The Peoples Bank of China (PBOC) has also formulated currency swap agreements with Argentina, Belarus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea. The PBOC will render yuan to their central banks as needed to pay for imports if these countries are short of the currency.

 

These moves by the Chinese authorities will not establish the yuan as an international reserve currency. But they will shift some of the trade demand for dollars to yuan. Offered the choice what Asian trading partner of China would not want to remove the volatile and increasingly questioned dollar from their financial equation? The logic is simple and efficient. Why hold reserves in dollars for your China trade and bear the currency risk? Yuan reserves reduce the need for dollars and reduce dollar currency risk.  

 

China has emerged as the engine of growth in Asia and Asian countries are looking to China for the health of their own economies. If yuan settlement becomes the policy of the Chinese Government what trading partner will want to go against Beijing’s wishes and opt for dollar settlement? Considering the size of China’s foreign trade the potential drop in dollar demand could be substantial.

 

Until now it has been in China's interest to keep the yuan undervalued for trade competition. Since last summer China has effectively re-pegged the yuan to the dollar after three years of gradual appreciation. But that is likely to be a temporary expedient.  If China is serious about using the yuan in trade and in permitting outside players, non Chinese players, to hold and store value in yuan, an essential component of a reserve currency, what better way than to resume a gradual appreciation of the currency?  For an exporter in Vietnam or Thailand or even Australia, Japan or New Zealand would not an appreciating yuan be a far better option for your China trade capital than the dollar?

 

Chinese national interest will determine Beijing’s economic policy. But the time is fast approaching when safeguarding her economic development will be far better served by a strong and convertible currency than by a weak yuan priced for export.  A strong dollar has been one of Washington’s most effective foreign policy tools for more than 50 years; that fact is not unknown in the Chinese capital.

 

Forex Trading News

Forex Research

Daily Forex Market News
Forex news reports can be found on the forex research headlines page below. Here you will find real-time forex market news reports provided by respected contributors of currency trading information. Daily forex market news, weekly forex research and monthly forex news features can be found here.

Forex News
Real-time forex market news reports and features providing other currency trading information can be accessed by clicking on any of the headlines below. At the top of the forex blog page you will find the latest forex trading information. Scroll down the page if you are looking for less recent currency trading information. Scroll to the bottom of fx blog headlines and click on the link for past reports on forex. Currency world news reports from previous years can be found on the left sidebar under "FX Archives."



Elevate Your Trading With The Amazing Trader!

The Amazing Trader includes:
  • Actionable trading levels delivered to YOUR charts in real-time.
  • Live trading strategy sessions.
  • Market Updates with Trading Tools.

Register To Test Your Amazing Trader


Trading Ideas for 16 October 2017

Register for the Amazing Trader

1.

Amazing Trader EVENT RISK Calendar:

Mon 16 Oct
01:30 CN- CPI
21:45 NZ- CPI
Tue 17 Oct
08:30 GB- CPI
09:00 DE- ZEW Survey
09:00 EZ- Final HICP
Wed 18 Oct
12:30 US- Housing Starts & Permits
14:30 US- EIA Crude
Thu 19 Oct
01:30 AU- Employment
08:30 GB- Retail Sales
12:30 US- Weekly Jobless
Fri 20 Oct
12:30 CA- Retail Sales & CPI
14:00 US- Existing Homes Sales

Forex Trading Outlook


Trading Opportunities


  • POTENTIAL PRICE RISK: HIGH Tue-- 08:30 GMT GB- CPI top tier confirmation of Inflation.

  • POTENTIAL PRICE RISK: Medium Tue-- 09:00 GMT DE- ZEW Survey second most important German monthly Survey.

  • POTENTIAL PRICE RISK: Medium Tue-- 09:00 GMT EZ- final HICP revision to flash report. Revisions are usually minor.

  • POTENTIAL PRICE RISK: Medium Tue-- 13:15 GMT US- Industrial Production. Top output indicator.



  • POTENTIAL PRICE RISK: Medium Wed-- 12:30 GMT US- Housing Starts and Permits revision to flash report. Useful housing leading indicator.

  • POTENTIAL PRICE RISK: Medium Wed-- 14:30 GMT US- EIA Crude. Top WTI inventory measure.



John M. Bland, MBA
co-founding Partner, Global-View.com

EXCLUSIVE: Global-View Daily Trading Chart Points Updated

EXCLUSIVE: Global-View Free Forex Database updated




TRADER ADVOCACY ARTICLES

Trader's Advocate Articles..

pic

Retail Forex Brokerage Changing!

Are you looking for your first broker or do you need of a new one? There are more critical things to consider than you might have thought.

We were trading long before there were online brokers. Global-View has been directly involved with the industry since its infancy. We've seen everything and are up-to-data with recent regulatory changes.

Our Best Brokers listing section includes:Forex Broker Reviews, Forex Broker Directory, Forex Broker Comparisons and advice on How to Choose a Forex Broker

If would like guidance, advice, or have any concerns at all ASK US. We are here to help you.

SEE Our Best Brokers List

Currency Trading Tools

  • Live rates, currency news, fx charts. 

  • Research reports and currency forecasts.

  • Foreign Exchange database and history.

  • Weekly economic calendar.

Directory of  Forex trading tools

 
Terms of Use    Disclaimer    Privacy Policy    Contact    Site Map


Forex Forum
Forex Trading Forum
Forex Forum + forex rates
Forex Forum Archives
Forex Forum RSS
Free Registration

Trading Forums
Currency Forum Guide
Forum Directory
Open Forum
Futures Forum
Political Forum
Forex Brokers
Compare Forex Brokers
Forex Broker News
Forex Broker Hotline

Online Forex Trading
Forex Trading Tools
Currency Trading Tools
Forex Database
FX Chart Points
Risk/Carry Trade Chart Points
Economic Calendar
Quicklinks to Economic Data
Currency Futures Swaps
Fibonacci Calculator
Currency Futures Calculator

Forex Education
Forex Learning Center
FX Trading Basics Course
Forex Trading Course
Forex Trading Handbook

Forex Analysis
Forex Forecasts
Interest Rate Forecasts
Central Bank Forecasts

FX Charts and Quotes
Live FX Rates
Live Global Market Quotes
Live Forex Charts
US Dollar Index Chart
Global Chart Gallery
Daily Market Tracker
Forex News
Forex Blog
Forex News
Forex Blog Archives
Forex News RSS
Forex Services
Forex Products
GVI Forex
Free Trials
FX Bookstore
FX Jobs and Careers
Jobs USA
Jobs UK
Jobs Canada

Forex Forum

The Global-View Forex Forum is the hub for currency trading on the web. Founded in 1996, it was the original forex forum and is still the place where forex traders around the globe come 24/7 looking for currency trading ideas, breaking forex news, fx trading rumors, fx flows and more. This is where you can find a full suite of forex trading tools, including a complete fx database, forex chart points, live currency rates, and live fx charts. In addition, there is a forex brokers directory where you can compare forex brokers. There is also a forex brokers hotline where you can ask for help choosing a forex broker that meets your individual fx trading needs. Interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading.

Forex News

The forex forum is where traders come to discuss the forex market. It is one of the few places where forex traders of all levels of experience, from novice to professionals, interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading. There is also the GVI Forex, which is a private subscription service where professional and experienced currency traders meet in a private forex forum. it is like a virtual forex trading room. This is open to forex traders of all levels of experience to view but only experienced currency tradingprofessionals can post.

Currency Trading

Currency trading charts are updated daily using the forex trading ranges posted in the Global-View forex database. You will also find technical indicators on the fx trading charts, e.g. moving averages for currencies such as the EURUSD. This is another forex trading tool provided by Global-View.com.

Forex Brokers

The forex database can be used to access high, low, close daily forex ranges for key currency pairs, such as the EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, GBPUSD, USDCAD, AUD, NZD and major crosses, including EURJPY, EURGBP, EURCHF, GBPJPY, GBPCHF and CHFJPY. Data for these currency trading pairs dating back to January 1, 1999 can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet.

Forex Trading

Forex chart points are in a currency trading table that includes; latest fx tradinghigh-low-close range, Bollinger Bands, Fibonacci retracement levels, daily forex pivot points support and resistance levels, average daily forex range, MACD for the different currency trading pairs. You can look on the forex forum for updates when one of the fx trading tools is updated.

FX Trading

Global-View also offers a full fx trading chart gallery that includes fx pairs, such as the EURUSD, commodities, stocks and bonds. In a fx trading world where markets are integrated, the chart gallery is a valuable trading tool. Look for updates on the Forex Forum when the chart gallery is updated.

Forex Blog

Global-View.com also offers a forex blog, where articles of interest for currency trading are posted throughout the day. The forex blog articles come from outside sources, including forex brokers research as well as from the professionals at Global-View.com. This forex blog includes the Daily Forex View, Market Chatter and technical forex blog updates. In additional to its real time forex forum, there are also Member Forums available for more in depth forex trading discussions.

 

WARNING: FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING AND INVESTMENT IN DERIVATIVES CAN BE VERY SPECULATIVE AND MAY RESULT IN LOSSES AS WELL AS PROFITS. FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND DERIVATIVES TRADING IS NOT SUITABLE FOR MANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND ONLY RISK CAPITAL SHOULD BE APPLIED. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SPECIAL INVESTMENT GOALS, THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL USERS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION AND CONSULT YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISORS AS TO THE SUITABILITY TO YOUR SITUATION PRIOR TO MAKING ANY INVESTMENT OR ENTERING INTO ANY TRANSACTIONS.

Copyright ©1996-2014 Global-View. All Rights Reserved.
Hosting and Development by Blue 105