China Hits a Bump, or Two, on Road to an Internationalized Yuan

China’s latest measures to shore up its currency and plug an outflow of capital risk setting back the long-held goal for an internationalized yuan.
The People’s Bank of China said Monday that lenders in offshore yuan-trading centers will now have to lock away a share of deposits in its accounts, ending the exemption for foreign institutions in a push to curb speculation against the currency. That followed large-scale intervention in Hong Kong last week that sent yuan borrowing rates in the city soaring to a record as liquidity was temporarily crunched.