The European Central Bank (ECB) bought €500 million ($563.8 million) worth of renminbi in the first half of this year as part of its foreign exchange (forex) reserves, it announced on June 13. On the same day, the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), one of the eurozone’s national central banks, said that it had also bought Chinese currency, along with South Korean won.
The ECB’s governing council decided to take out a holding in renminbi at its meeting on January 20 this year, it said.
The ECB has
- Schoolgirl takes over management of Paraguay’s central bank
- European financial system is bigger and more concentrated, ECB says
- Treasury committee to investigate BoE’s lack of diversity
- UK’s FCA claims success after first year of ‘sandbox’
- CCPs say central bank access needed to avoid liquidity crisis