Renminbi. Chinese currency.

Разрушение системы специальных прав заимствования

САНТА-БАРБАРА. Кампания китайского правительства по включению своей валюты женьминьби (китайский юань) в резервные активы Международного валютного фонда (МВФ), кажется, находится на пороге успеха. На прошлой неделе МВФ формально рекомендовал добавить женьминьби в корзину валют, которые определяют ценность так называемых Специальных прав заимствования (СПЗ).

Добавление женьминьби к корзине, которая в настоящее время включает доллар США, евро, британский фунт и японскую иену, повысило бы престиж Китая. Что более важно, это помогло бы правительству Китая интернационализировать женьминьби. Но это также было бы и ошибкой. Решение рекомендовать включение женьминьби, принятое далеко не на экономических основаниях, может быть понято только как политическое решение. В этой связи долгосрочные последствия этого решения, вероятно, будут прискорбными.

На чисто технической основе качества женьминьби для включения в корзину СПЗ сомнительны. Традиционно, МВФ настаивает на соблюдении двух критериев: страна выпуска валюты должна быть одним из ведущих экспортеров мира, и валюта должна быть «свободно применимой» – т. е. широко использоваться и продаваться.

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