Hong Kong
29 June 2015
Reporter: Stephen Durham
Euroclear and CCB to develop RMB
Euroclear Bank and China Construction Bank (CCB) have signed an agreement to further develop the offshore Renminbi (RMB) capital market.

CCB chairman Wang Hongzhang, Euroclear group chairman Marc Antoine Autheman, and Euroclear chief technology and services officer Lieve Mostrey attended the signing ceremony, joined by the Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, and the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel.

The agreement commits both parties to fully cooperate in developing and distributing offshore RMB financial products, as well as the provision of high quality services to offshore RMB market participants.

CCB will, through its subsidiary CCB International, work closely with Euroclear Bank in the further promotion of the international issuance structure for exhcjange-traded funds (ETFs) following the March launch in London of the first ever RMB-denominated money market ETF in international form.

Hongzhang stated: “The development of robust and reliable infrastructure to support RMB denominated financial instruments is key to achieving our ambitious goal of truly internationalising offshore RMB products.”

“By leveraging Euroclear’s global network, CCB will help drive the development of offshore RMB markets and assume a leading role in the financial cooperation between China and Europe.”

Autheman added: “Euroclear has keenly supported the offshore RMB market’s rapid growth over the past few years, further promoting Belgium’s development as a financial centre.”

“Partnering with CCB enables us to provide our global client base enhanced access to the flourishing offshore RMB market. This milestone reflects Euroclear's commitment to foster an open and connected marketplace, safeguarding both growth and stability in the world’s capital markets.”

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