Taiwan cbank chief says hopes to sign yuan swap deal late this year

TAIPEI, March 6 Wed Mar 5, 2014 9:55pm EST

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TAIPEI, March 6 (Reuters) - Taiwan's central bank governor said on Thursday he hopes to sign a yuan swap deal with mainland China late in 2014.

Governor Perng Fai-nan made the comment in a legislative session, without elaborating immediately.

Taiwan has signed a yuan clearing agreement with Beijing, as the island aims to becoming an offshore hub for the yuan.

(Reporting by Jeanny Kao; Writing by Faith Hung)