Yonhap notes, in part, that:
"The [M]inistry [of Strategy & Finance] said South Korea's Hana Bank and Woori Bank have been designated as the clearing banks to take charge of won-yuan settlements and payments. The Chinese won-yuan exchange market is scheduled to start operating in June in Shanghai, a follow-up to a summit meeting between South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in October 2015. The direct trade market in Seoul was already opened in December 2014, with its daily turnover reaching an average of $2.26 billion as of end-November last year."We will be writing, over the next couple of week about revisions to Korea's Currency Control Laws. Please check back to blog.
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The full article may be found at: S. Korea Lifts Hurdles to won-yuan direct trade market
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