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China, Canada ink currency swap deal

Updated: Nov 8,2014 8:34 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING -- China’s central bank signed a currency swap deal worth 200 billion yuan ($32.79 billion) with the central bank of Canada.

The three-year deal could be extended upon agreement by the two sides, said a statement on the website of the People’s Bank of China.

Also on Nov 8, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding for Renminbi (RMB) clearing settlement in Canada. China agreed to extend the RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme to Canada, with an initial quota of 50 billion yuan.

The deal marked a new step forward in financial cooperation between the two countries, and will facilitate bilateral trade and investment to help maintain regional financial stability, the statement said.

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