Speaking very complimentary and exceptional in Washington, Geithner praised the recent decision of the Central Bank of China to allow the yuan’s fluctuation to 1.0% at the ends of its currency band.
“The cumulative effect of the actions of China on its foreign exchange rate is very significant and very promising” Geithner said during a public lecture at the Brookings Institution think-tank based in Washington.
The Chinese authorities “authorized a yuan appreciation of about 14% in real terms against the dollar since June 2010,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary, in reference to the date on which Beijing authorized to fluctuate a bit more free than before its currency relative to the greenback.
“If considered over 2005 (the assessment) is rather the order of 45%,” said Geithner, for whom the Chinese authorities still have “obviously a long way to go” before Washington’s demands are met.
U.S. states regularly that the yuan is “significantly undervalued”, which contributes to the Chinese export sector to the detriment of their international competitors.
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