More Singapore companies using yuan to settle cross-border deals
Published on Jul 9, 2014 5:37 PM
SINGAPORE - More companies in Singapore are using yuan to settle their cross-border business transactions, according to a survey by HSBC.
Its findings, released on Wednesday, showed that 15 per cent of companies here are doing so, up from 11 per cent last year.
This compares with 26 per cent of businesses in France and 23 per cent in Germany - the two countries where companies use the yuan the most, outside of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
"It is encouraging to see that more Singapore businesses are taking advantage of the benefits of transacting in yuan," said Mr Joseph Arena, head of global trade and receivables finance at HSBC Singapore.
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