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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Australia plays catch-up in yuan business as deal with China nears

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Australia plays catch-up in yuan business as deal nears Opportunities for Australian companies to participate in the burgeoning yuan market are expected to increase as the country ... their Chinese counterparts are willing to use the yuan, compared with 44 per cent and 42 per cent globally. "Australian businesses risk falling behind global rivals in trade competitiveness ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China Merchants Securities gets nod for commodities risk business in UK

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by Reuters

    ... derivatives as it aims to build up a commodities business in London's planned offshore yuan clearing hub. China Merchants Securities (UK) plans to initially offer commodities risk-management ... official trip to Britain, said last week that mainland banks would further expand their businesses in Britain, naming China Construction Bank as the first yuan clearing bank in London. China has ...

  3. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    France out to build on gains as yuan hub, consul general in Hong Kong says

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to build on gains as yuan hub France wants to expand its yuan business on the back of a strong trade relationship with China, while its financial firms are keen to offer yuan investment products, ... in yuan. Globally, France ranks as the fifth-largest offshore yuan centre. "The French government is very supportive in developing the yuan business because we have a large number of companies ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Singapore beats London as offshore yuan hubs jostle for new positions

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the business not conducted in Hong Kong or on the mainland last month, up from 16.5 per cent in June last year, according to global transaction services organisation SWIFT. The US replaced Taiwan ... renminbi business, including trade settlement and capital investment, is getting fiercer as more centres seek to grab a share of the pie and capitalise on Beijing's ambition to make ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Currency traders looking to profit from price swings

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Rise in volatility brightens prospects for forex dealers, despite increased uncertainty and risk Traders looking to profit from price swings Currency traders are detecting the first signs of what they have been waiting for all year: a ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMA seals cross-border settlement system with Bank of Thailand, bolstering financial stability and reducing risks in forex transactions Thai payment link-up boosts HK hub role A cross-border payment system linking the Hong Ko ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Deals put Switzerland on path to becoming a yuan hub

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Switzerland would apply for RQFII investment quota and invite Chinese banks to open offices in the country to develop their [yuan] business." Goh, was referring to the renminbi qualified foreign ... for physical commodities, say bankers, gives it a strong edge in its competition with London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris for yuan-related business. Switzerland is the world's biggest gold ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China's foreign exchange regulator expects more capital outflows

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Stabilising economy and improving foreign trade may spur return of funds into mainland Forex regulator expects more capital inflows The mainland may see more capital inflows this year after experiencing some money flight in recent month ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's QDII scheme to increase outflow of yuan stalls

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com QDII funds that allow Chinese to invest abroad amount to only 52 billion yuan, a three-year low Beijing's bid to increase outflow of yuan stalls China's commitment to opening up its capital market is meeting a realit ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Delayed payments system stalls yuan’s global ambitions

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters

    ... trading French and German companies are leading among countries outside greater China in use of the yuan, a report said. London-based lender HSBC Holdings surveyed 1,304 businesses that have ties ... China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. "The dominant reason for using it is it facilitates winning more business in China," said Noel Quinn, the head of commercial banking for Asia-Pacific ...




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