The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has stated that the he wants to fast track the dilemmas the Yuan faces owing to restricted market flows on and off shore. During the National Peoples Congress meeting Wen recognised the shortfalls with the way the currency is managed and has pledged to speed up changes to ensure market stability.
China got promoted as the world’s second largest economy yet it still has capital controls against the Chinese Yuan. The economy has grown on Chinese goods being exported across the globe and the majority of payments are handled in US dollars.
The Yuan is controlled by China central bank however it has a 5-10% fluctuation level. After the 2008 crisis Chinese central bank intervened in the currency to boost exports of Chinese products.
The Yuan is traded in Hong Kong where there is equilibrium in payments (incoming and outgoing) , Yuan transactions in mainland China face an uphill mismatch as corporates have limited products to manage currency risk and hedge their exposure.
IKON a regulated financial broker has been working with Chinese authorities to launch the first ECN.
CHina has been the epicentre for FX trading in Asia after Japan. FX is not easily accessible for Chinese traders as there are no clear regulations regarding the worlds most liquid asset class.
Forexmagnates team wrote a detailed paper on the state of FX in CHina in the latest quarterly report.