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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 03:23 AM
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China and Japan plan direct currency exchange agreement
Source: BBC

China and Japan have unveiled plans to promote direct exchange of their currencies in a bid to cut costs for companies and boost bilateral trade.

The deal will allow firms to convert the Chinese and Japanese currencies directly into each other.

Currently businesses in both countries need to buy US dollars before converting them into the desired currency, adding extra costs. <snip>

China is Japan's biggest trading partner. According to the Japan External Trade Organization, trade between the two countries stood at 26.5tn yen ($339bn; 218bn) in 2010.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16330574
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