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Hong Kong exchange wants gold trading corridor along 'Belt and Road'
By Karen Yeung
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, Hong Kong's gold exchange, is in talks with Singapore, Myanmar and Dubai to establish a gold commodity corridor to promote yuan-denominated products under China's Belt and Road Initiative, according to its president Haywood Cheung Tak-hay.
The gold commodity corridor could be formed by establishing an integrated infrastructure network by using Hong Kong as a base, and connect the proposed bonded warehouse in Qianhai with commercial users and precious metals traders in countries along the Belt and Road, Cheung said on Tuesday at an event to mark the exchange's first day of trading in the Year of the Dog.
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"The successful linkages of such a gold corridor could probably boost demand from users and investors for kilobar gold," Cheung said. "This may also increase the turnover of yuan-denominated products by two or three times." ...
The proposed bonded warehouse in Qianhai free-trade zone, near Shenzhen, capable of storing 1,500 tonnes of gold, is expected to provide custodial and physical settlement services, and is likely to materialise in the next two to three months after receiving the verbal green light from the customs department recently, Cheung added. ...
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