ECB shifts dollar reserves to Chinese yuan

The European Central Bank (ECB) said it shifted 500 million euro (about 577 million US dollars) worth of its US dollar reserves to the Chinese yuan in the first half of this year. Is it a nod to growing international ties between the EU and China? The use of Chinese renminbi (RMB) as a global foreign currency has increased in recent years. A year after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recognized the RMB as a global reserve currency, the ECB sold off a fraction of its US dollar holdings and bought 500 million Euros (about 577 million US dollars), worth of RMB.

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