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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Beijing weakens key yuan rate amid US criticism

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... the central bank sets on the morning of every trading day; onshore traders are allowed to trade the currency at 2 per cent either side of the mid rate. In the spot market, onshore yuan weakened ... the relevant issues" and would push forward with reform of its yuan exchange rate mechanism. "The Chinese central bank has given a clear signal that one-way appreciation is almost impossible ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan decades away from being global reserve currency

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:18am by Victoria Ruan

    ... observers say the mainland currency has more often been chased by speculators than serving as a US dollar-type "safe haven". The central government has made clear its ambition to boost ... the world in an effort to facilitate trade activities. Central banks in Japan, Thailand and elsewhere have either included yuan assets in their foreign exchange reserves or are considering doing so. ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan rebound likely amid Beijing's bid to stem capital flight

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... on Friday, the last day of trading before a holiday on Monday, according to China Foreign Exchange Trading System prices. The central bank reiterated last week that it planned to keep the yuan ... amount of hot money outflows." The yuan has had greater price swings this year after the central bank said it would allow more two-way fluctuations. One-month implied volatility, a gauge ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Shanghai official's vow on imminent freeing up of yuan a bone of contention

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 08:22am by George Chen

    ... Yuan reformers run up against cautious old guard When will China fully liberalise the red-hot yuan? Even the central bank of the world's second-biggest economy may not really have a clue, ... liberalisation. The debate over when Beijing will start the next round of foreign exchange reform became more heated recently after a senior central bank official promised the yuan would soon be freely ...

  5. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    The euro's failed experiment

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by DAVID BROWN

    ... what to do next. The one-size-fits-all European Central Bank monetary policy... has been a complete myth Policy-making under the euro has failed spectacularly. The root cause has always been managing the euro zone's economic diversity. Two-tiered Europe has never worked under the euro. The one-size-fits-all European Central Bank monetary policy that supposedly works for the euro ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    ECB mulls monetary stimulus, but faster growth comes with risks

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... is under way at the European Central Bank. A new order is sweeping aside monetary conservatism in favour of faster growth- and that puts the euro at risk. This week's monetary policy meeting ... The currency could fall far- and fast. Policymakers tend to get their way on currencies. Markets think they are in the driving seat, but it is the central banks that move the steering wheel. If the ECB ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan to be fully convertible by 2017, says Gulliver

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by Jeanny Yu

    ... policymakers. Beijing is under pressure to navigate the nation's economy out of a hard landing scenario and some critics fret a faster rise of the yuan may work against the central bank's ... that were now largely limited to foreign investors, Gulliver said. The yuan has lost more than a third of its gains made last year since the central bank widened the trading band of the currency ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Singapore snapping at Hong Kong's yuan heels

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Jeanny Yu

    ... yuan. A currency swap facility allows central banks to exchange currencies with one another and the scheme also allows the Monetary Authority of Singapore to obtain yuan funding from ... also shoulder some of the responsibilities of China's central bank in the offshore market. All the Big Four banks on the mainland want this job, because this is associated with many other ...

  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Volatile yuan tires Hong Kong exporters out

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Denise Tsang

    ... on the China Foreign Exchange Trade System going back to 2007. The central bank lowered the daily fixing by 0.21 per cent last week to 6.1475 per US dollar on Friday, the weakest since November 6 last ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Surge in yuan holdings by banks prompts concern in Seoul

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... the central bank and the FSS declined to comment. The yuan holdings account for only 14.5 per cent of all foreign currency deposits in South Korea, and the total pales in comparison with about US$144 ...




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