Washington Update

November 17th, 2012
Stephanie Henry

The US Treasury Department today released its semiannual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies, notably choosing not to label China a currency manipulator. The report stated the renminbi (RMB) has appreciated by 9.3 percent, and 12.6 percent at an inflation-adjusted rate, since June 2010. However, Treasury characterized the RMB as remaining "significantly undervalued" and emphasized that "more progress is needed" to effectively address currency...