Established as the official currency of Japan by the Meiji government in 1871, the yen (ISO code: JPY ¥) is the third-most used currency in the world. With a long history of zero interest rates and little effect on the stimulation of the economy, the yen has been the world's biggest investor, and the preferred Asian reserve currency for decades. In the Japanese Edo era, a central bank had not…
The Nikkei 225 is a weighted-average equities index, denominated in Japanese yen. It is viewed as a benchmark for Japan's economic prowess, and you can learn more about how it works in this FXCM Insights guide.
The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index is a financial product consisting of mid and large-capitalisation corporate listings located in developing nations. It includes prominent companies from Asia, Middle East, India and South Africa.
As an industrial superpower, China has taken steps to ensure that its domestic form of money, the yuan renminbi (CNY) or Chinese renminbi (RMB), is in line to secure reserve currency status. Through extensive economic reform and adoption of policies promoting the globalisation of its financial markets, China has advanced the CNY via internationalization. Offering foreign investors access to its markets, as well as modifying protectionist economic policies, are two…
Following the launch of the qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) program in 2002, foreign investors were granted access to buying and selling on China's stock exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen. Learn more about the QFII program at FXCM.
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