Monday, December 08, 2008

China devalues the yuan

This will cause problems:

Chinese economy: 1930s beggar-thy-neighbour fears as China devalues - Telegraph
China has begun to devalue the yuan for the first time in over a decade, raising fears that it will set off a 1930s-style race to the bottom and tip the global economy into an even deeper slump.

The central bank has shifted the central peg of its dollar band twice this week in a calculated move that suggests Beijing aims to offset the precipitous slide in Chinese manufacturing by trying to gain further export share abroad.

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