October 6, 2016 / 11:20 PM / 10 months ago

IMF official says China should be able to manage yuan transition

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A customer holds a 100 Yuan note at a market in Beijing, August 12, 2015.Jason Lee/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China can continue to make progress towards a floating exchange rate over time without a major disruptions to the yuan's value, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Thursday.

Markus Rodlauer, deputy director of the IMF's Asia-Pacific department, told a news conference that Chinese authorities have been very "skillful" in navigating a transition away from a hard currency peg to the dollar and avoiding speculative bubbles.

Asked whether he expected another major devaluation, he said: "It will continue to have bumps on the way, but I think it's reasonable to expect that they will remain successful in managing this transition well in a gradual way, without the kind of disruption that you have asked about."

Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler

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