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Currency Exposure in China under the New Exchange Rate Regime: National Level Evidence

Nie, Jing; Zhang, Zhichao; Zhang, Zhuang; Zhou, Si

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Jing Nie

Si Zhou



Abstract

The present paper studies China's national level currency exposure since 2005 when the country adopted a new exchange rate regime allowing the renminbi (RMB) to move towards greater flexibility. Using generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic and constant conditional correlation-generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic methods to estimate the augmented capital asset pricing models with orthogonalized stock returns, we find that China equity indexes are significantly exposed to exchange rate movements. In a static setting, there is strong sensitivity of stock returns to movements of China's tradeweighted exchange rate, and to the bilateral exchange rates except the RMB/dollar rate. However, in a dynamic framework, exposure to all the bilateral currency pairs under examination is significant. The results indicate that under the new exchange rate regime, China's gradualist approach to moving towards greater exchange rate flexibility has managed to keep exposure to a moderate level. However, we find evidence that in a dynamic setting, the exposure of the RMB to the dollar and other major currencies is significant. For China, the challenge of managing currency risk exposure is looming greater.

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Nie, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, Z., & Zhou, S. (2015). Currency Exposure in China under the New Exchange Rate Regime: National Level Evidence. China & World Economy, 23(3), 97-109. https://doi.org/10.1111/cwe.12116

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 14, 2015
Deposit Date May 21, 2015
Publicly Available Date May 14, 2017
Journal China and World Economy
Print ISSN 1671-2234
Electronic ISSN 1749-124X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Pages 97-109
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/cwe.12116
Keywords Capital asset pricing models, Exchange rate regime, Currency exposure, Generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic modeling, G3, F4, E3.
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1407740

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This is the accepted version of the following article: Nie, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, Z. and Zhou, S. (2015), Currency Exposure in China under the New Exchange Rate Regime: National Level Evidence. China & World Economy, 23(3): 97-109, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cwe.12116. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.







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