China foreign-exchange reserves increase for second month

China’s foreign-exchange reserves have increased for the second month in a row. The world’s largest currency hoard rose by $7.089 billion to $3.22 trillion in April, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement Saturday. Market sentiment toward the yuan has improved and a stronger yuan and euro boosted the headline number. That compares with the $3.20 trillion expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

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