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Enhanced Currency Swap Agreement between People's Bank of China and Hong Kong Monetary Authority
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority: 

     The People's Bank of China (PBoC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (July 4) that the Currency Swap Agreement had been enhanced. It has become a long-standing arrangement with no need for renewal. Its size has also been expanded from RMB500 billion/HKD590 billion to RMB800 billion/HKD940 billion. 

     On this basis, the HKMA will further enhance the RMB Liquidity Facility, including increasing the size and streamlining the operation, to support the continued development of Hong Kong's offshore RMB market. Details will be announced in due course.

     The Chief Executive of the HKMA, Mr Eddie Yue, said, "Enhancing the Currency Swap Agreement with the PBoC and the HKMA's RMB Liquidity Facility will ensure the availability of ample RMB liquidity in Hong Kong as an offshore RMB market, further reinforcing Hong Kong's unique edge and leading position in developing our offshore RMB business."
Ends/Monday, July 4, 2022
Issued at HKT 10:44
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