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  1. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Yuan proves to be a bulwark against strong US dollar in Asia

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:55am by Jeanny Yu

    ... has historically caused fund managers to flee emerging-market assets but Asia seems to be bucking the trend this time, largely because of the yuan. At a time when nearly all Asian currencies ... of the resilience it has shown since the 2008 global financial crisis. The yuan strengthened again yesterday after the central bank boosted the currency's reference rate after a week-long holiday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1612285/yuan-proves-be-bulwark-against-strong-us-dollar
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    G20 regulators agree on plan to minimise currency manipulation

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... incentives for manipulation while at the same time still ensuring the fix is fit for purpose by generating a replicable market price," the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said in its final report on forex benchmarks. The Global Financial Markets Association, which represents international foreign exchange dealers, welcomed the recommendations. "As the report highlights, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1604916/g20-regulators-agree-plan-minimise-currency-manipulation
  3. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's political ties crucial to liberalising the yuan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Jeanny Yu

    ... that allows French investors to trade in the Chinese securities market; and Frankfurt obtained clearing bank status and an RQFII quota. In the same vein, following a visit by Xi to South Korea ... Liao said: "Going forward, Hong Kong will remain to be the biggest offshore yuan centre, as it is designed as the international financial centre under the 'one country, two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1615372/beijings-political-ties-crucial-liberalising-yuan
  4. Business - Companies - CURRENCIES

    Soaring greenback poses earnings threat to US companies

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 12:14pm by Reuters

    ... U.S. profits They were the bank assets nobody would touch during Europe's financial crisis. Late payments on credit cards, underwater mortgages and failed loans to small businesses. Now everybody wants them. The number of funds in the region's distressed debt market doubled to 200 in the past two years as money managers seek to boost returns in a world of record-low interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1611303/soaring-greenback-poses-earnings-threat-us-companies
  5. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pound traders braced for more political turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... of the EU and is campaigning for an earlier vote. While the past week's global market turmoil may be responsible for most of the increase in the pound's price swings, a growing number ... constitutional issues. The currency has fallen from a six-year high of US$1.7192 in July. "The market doesn't look for political instability in [Britain]," said Jonathan Webb, the head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1620938/pound-traders-braced-more-political-turbulence
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    HKMA on alert as it defends peg in first currency market intervention in 18 months

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the greenback, after the local currency had been pushed to the upper limit of the range that triggers intervention to support the peg. Financial market volatility … could impact on our property market ... change in fund flows due to any global financial market volatility… could impact on our property market", but added that a series of market cooling steps- including several property stamp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1545170/systemic-risk-answers-sought-hkma-intervenes-currency
  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong dollar stable despite Occupy Central unrest

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Bloomberg

    ... in face of unrest For a gauge of how markets view Hong Kong's worst civil unrest since the 1960s, take a look at the local dollar, where volatility is a fraction of its levels during the global financial crisis. While a measure of currency price swings jumped to 0.6 per cent, it failed to breach a high in March, when pro-democracy protests started to reach a head. The measure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1604918/hong-kong-dollar-stable-despite-occupy-central-unrest
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan to start direct trading with euro today

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Bloomberg

    ... of the first market makers when trading begins in the mainland's domestic market. The euro will become the sixth major currency to be exchangeable directly for yuan in Shanghai, joining the US, Australian and New Zealand dollars, the British pound and the Japanese yen. The yuan ranked seventh for global payments last month and more than a third of the world's financial institutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1604235/yuan-start-direct-trading-euro-today
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Mainland Chinese banks eye Luxembourg as euro zone hub

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... will boost Luxembourg's role as a renminbi hub, said Nicolas Mackel, chief executive of Luxembourg for Finance, the agency responsible for promoting Luxembourg as a financial centre. "This ... companies … want to take advantage of the business environment of Luxembourg and the EU passport to invest in the EU and tap the EU market. From that perspective, Luxembourg is their gateway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1610250/mainland-chinese-banks-eye-luxembourg-euro-zone-hub
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Emerging-market exchange rates slump

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Developing nation currencies have weakened after concern that higher interest rates in the US will curb asset demand in riskier countries Emerging market exchange rates slump It's back. The rout that gripped emerging market currencies last year is now sending exchange rates to their weakest levels since 2009. An index of 20 major developing-nation exchange rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1595560/emerging-market-exchange-rates-slump

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