China Gold Reserves May Back Yuan Internationalization-Report


China Gold Reserves May Back Yuan Internationalization-Report

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China's gold reserves may serve as backing for the yuan as Beijing promotes its use overseas, said Zheng Lianghao, managing director of the World Gold Council's Far East division, the Shanghai Securities News reported Monday.

Zheng, who was speaking at a forum over the weekend, said increasing gold holdings would provide China with a useful hedge as the dollar faced the possibility of depreciation, according to the report.

In late April, the official Xinhua News Agency quoted Hu Xiaolian, the head of China's foreign exchange agency, as saying China's gold reserves had risen 454 metric tons since 2003 to 1,054 tons.

Newspaper Web site: http://www.cnstock.com

-By China Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires; 8621 6120-1200; [email protected]

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