Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tim Geithner says there is no risk of a currency war

Too bad every other finance minister disagrees.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday he sees "no risk" of a global currency war and wants to maximize incentives for China to allow its yuan to rise in value.

He told the Charlie Rose Show in an interview that China would work against its basic development objectives if it kept its currency undervalued.

"I'm very confident over time that this is going to happen," he said of Chinese currency appreciation. "We just want to make sure it's happening at a gradual but still significant rate."

If there's one thing US government officials should learn, it is this: China will do what's best for China.

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