China relaxes QFII limits amid calls for capital controls


China is pressing ahead with capital account reforms, relaxing controls on fund repatriation, despite calls for the country to quell capital outflows and avoid exchange rate volatility.

On February 4, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) said it had shortened the ‘lock-up period' during which qualified foreign institutional investors (QFII) must wait before moving funds out of the country, from one year to three months.

The FX regulator also said it had raised the limit on

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