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  1. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan trade deficit widens on weaker yen

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... especially the US, is helping Japanese exports," Azusa Kato, an economist at BNP Paribas, said before the data. The Finance Ministry said trade balance tended be weaker in January as the New ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Asian central banks seen entering currency markets if Fed tapers off

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of currency and rates strategy at BNP Paribas in Singapore. Still, some voices point to the danger that these assumptions are wrong. If US Treasury yields rise more rapidly than expected, the risk ...

  3. HFT warns of tough year with fund launch

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com HFT Investment Management (HK) is launching a renminbi unit-trust fund today, using its 1.1 billion yuan (HK$1.35 billion) quota of renminbi qualified foreign institutional investors- but is warning that this year will be challenging. The joint venture between Haitong Securities and BNP Paribas said it was cautiously optimistic about market prospects ...

  4. China Southern Air braces for a 180m yuan forex loss

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Southern reported a foreign-exchange loss of 175 million yuan. One BNP Paribas analyst said a similar loss had been estimated last month. The brokerage expected China Southern to report a net loss ...

  5. Business - Money - CURRENCY

    Yuan investments

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... is no longer a straight bet on currency appreciation- it's become a more subtle choice about the instrument, issuer and returns. Lawrence Mak, BNP Paribas' head of corporate banking, says ...

  6. Trade surplus up 22.7pc even as imports surge

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to request offsetting tariffs on Chinese goods. The yuan strengthened to a record 7.1825 against the US dollar yesterday. BNP Paribas Asia chief China economist Chen Xingdong forecast the yuan would ...

  7. Yuan under scrutiny as benefits of float mount

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... and CNOOC's $260 million. BNP Paribas analyst Eva Chu Wen-yee said appreciation would affect all listed companies that reported their earnings in yuan, as the translation into US dollars would lead ... an appreciation of the yuan, they [exporters] will still be competitive,' he said. BNP Paribas china chief economist Chen Xingdong said he did not expect the yuan to appreciate in the medium term. ...

  8. Banks' earnings are expected to rebound

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Profit at most Hong Kong lenders is expected to rebound this year, despite a weak start in which aggregate pre-tax first-quarter profit fell 9.7 per cent year on year, analysts say. Dominic Chan, an analyst at BNP Paribas, said bank profits had improved in the third quarter as the economy began to recover. He pointed out that the same quarter last year had a lower ...

  9. Jockeying for position

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... believe all these obstacles can be overcome gradually,' said Erwin Sanft, chief strategist for Asia equities at BNP Paribas. Additional reporting by Lulu Chen and May Chan 2tr yuan Some ...

  10. Nine Dragons tumbles 40.3pc on investor fears over falling margins

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... its prospect of becoming a constituent stock in the Hang Seng Index this year. BNP Paribas analyst Kathryn Ding said investors overreacted to the company's margin squeeze. But other ...




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