Natural Resources Newsletter - 10 August 2015

LME-Clear-launches-new-Renminbi-initiative

  

LME CLEAR LAUNCHES NEW RENMINBI INITIATIVE

LME Clear, the clearing house of the London Metal Exchange (LME) market, has announced that it will now accept offshore Renminbi (RMB) as eligible cash collateral. The announcement follows regulatory approval for the initiative from the Bank of England. According to SWIFT, the RMB is one of the top five global payment currencies. The initiative highlights LME's commitment to attract and connect market participants from Mainland China and is an example of strengthening of ties between Hong Kong and London.