The recent data from International Monetary Fund shows that in Q4, 2019, the dollars share in global foreign reserves reported by the IMF dropped to 60.8% compared to the previous quarter, falling for the second straight quarter.To get more news about USD’s Proportion, you can visit wikifx news official website.
As the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, the United States has now become the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak. Before the large-scale outbreak in the United States, due to the spread of the virus across the world and the consequent interruption of global supply chain, US stocks promptly responded with a heavy slump that triggered trading curb four times in just a few weeks, with the S&P 500 index tumbling by 20% from the highest point with unprecedented speed.
Under bailout pressure, the Fed took swift actions within a short period by first adopting zero interest rate and then launching large-scale quantitative easing, with a speed and intensity far beyond the interpretation of traditional currency theories and expectations from the market. While the Fed's policies have been somewhat effective in the short term, some experts pointed out that the series of approaches are essentially printing US dollars recklessly which will lead to dollar's depreciation, dividing the cost of market rescue efforts on the world. Experts warn that from historical experience, excessive quantitative easing is currency devaluation which “beggar-thy-neighbor”, boosting hidden risks of global inflation.
In fact, the Feds monetary policies have still failed to achieve satisfactory results, and the US government has no choice but to issue another US$2 trillion fiscal stimulus bill. Obviously, huge fiscal stimulus will seriously threaten the sustainability of US government debt, and as the number of unemployed people increases, the extreme gap between rich and poor will greatly reduce US society's resilience to economic shocks.
Some analysts pointed out that after this round of crisis, the US dollar's share in the international currency reserve may decline further.
On the other hand, data previously released by the IMF showed that while the share of the dollar has fallen, the share of the Renminbi in global foreign exchange reserves has risen. In the fourth quarter of 2019, global foreign exchange reserves increased to US$11.829 trillion, up 1.5% from the previous quarter and more than 3% from the fourth quarter of 2018. These include RMB assets worth of about US$202.79 billion, accounting for 1.89% of the global official foreign exchange reserve assets and surpassing the share of Aussie dollar (1.62%) and Canadian dollar (1.84%).
With previous epicenters Wuhan and Hubei Province ending their lockdown restrictions, China is accelerating resumption of production; the Chinese government has relatively greater fiscal space, and coupled with significant reduction in leverage over the past four years, the RMB assets' overall performance is relatively stable, showing the characteristics of safe-haven assets.
Analysts pointed out that China's current national bond yields are higher, therefore more attractive to international investors, and the RMB exchange rate will remain on the track of appreciation in the long-term.