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  1. Beijing helps HK fight crisis

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dollars or US dollars. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) will also sign a currency swap arrangement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a measure that will enable each side to help ... for the HKMA said the de facto central bank would work closely with the PBOC on the details and operational arrangements. A currency swap is an agreement to exchange one currency for another ...

  2. BOCHK drops yuan clearing to lift margins

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... and receiving an interest rate of 0.865 per cent. BOCHK has the option of putting the money in the PBOC's Shenzhen branch to earn an interest spread of 0.125 per cent, or reinvesting it elsewhere. ...

  3. Gold unlikely to glitter for Beijing's reserve managers

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in the first nine months of this year, that's equivalent to less than six week's worth of reserve accumulation. The simple truth is the PBOC cannot diversify into gold in any meaningful ... as the second chart below shows, the recent trend among central bank reserve managers has been to sell gold and buy more productive assets; a trend endorsed earlier this year by PBOC governor Zhou ...

  4. Progress expected on yuan convertibility

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to the yuan, another PBOC vice-governor, Yi Gang, said there would not be any change to the current Hong Kong dollar and pataca exchange rate system. But Yi said the three central banks were working ...

  5. Beijing clears foreign banks for corporate bonds

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for small corporate bond issues. 'Most of all, foreign banks will contribute pricing experience,' said Mr Qu. The PBOC said early this week that it would encourage overseas financial ...

  6. Mainland rate cut marks a new tack

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... said the move signalled that mainland monetary policy was likely to reflect the growth-oriented policy priorities indicated in recent statements by senior leaders. In its statement, the PBOC ... this is a powerful signal that the central bank is ready to ease monetary policy further,' Mr Gong said. The government's two-year-old tightening campaign has seen the PBOC raise its benchmark ...

  7. Smaller firms tipped to win from open yuan trade

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Beijing's latest move to relax yuan trade settlement rules will help smaller businesses use the currency to settle cross-border trades, but it's unlikely to lead to a big boost in volume. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said earlier this month that it was expanding the yuan trade settlement scheme to allow all mainland firms ...

  8. BEA to issue yuan bonds to meet funding needs

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong Monetary Authority] are working very closely and conducting research on measures to resist the recent financial crisis,' said Luo Rui, the deputy director-general of the PBOC ...

  9. Beijing injects more cash into bank system

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... has slowed the pace of central bank note issuance, a frequently used tool by PBOC in the past few years to absorb perceived excess liquidity. Wu Yonggang, a Guotai Junan analyst, said he saw ...

  10. Huaneng to issue 10b yuan in medium-term notes

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... The PBOC's revival of the tool is part of Beijing's recent credit loosening to support economic growth in the face of the global financial crisis. Since September, the bank had cut interest ...




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