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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    NZ dollar's continued fall boosts expectations for rate rise

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Reuters

    ... interest rates, which are expected next year. On a trade-weighted basis, the kiwi has retreated from a post-float high of 82, hit last month, to 79.1 on Friday. The index is below the central ... Capital in Singapore. The central bank faces a careful balancing act because while the weaker kiwi makes it easier to raise interest rates and curb inflation, a weaker currency can also import ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Oversold British pound to test a six-year high on markets

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... central bank's odds of increasing its benchmark by year-end at 23 per cent, compared with 1 per cent odds for the United States Federal Reserve, overnight-index swaps data showed. The pound ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan trade settlement value declines by 12pc in July

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in July, suggesting upward yuan pressure is likely to increase if the central bank does not intervene in the foreign exchange market, ANZ said. "With Chinese economic activity improving, we ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Britain eyes Bitcoin, rivals, with virtual currency rules

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters

    ... currencies are not backed by a central bank or government, but have become increasingly used as a means of online exchange with some bricks-and-mortar vendors also accepting them as payment for goods ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

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

    ... with that for the baht in Thailand. The HKMA has similar set-ups with the central bank of Malaysia, forged in 2006, with mainland China in 2009 and Indonesia in 2010. Indonesia and Thailand are the two biggest ... other central banks have confidence in our system and will help develop Hong Kong as a regional payment hub," Fung said. "For the Bank of Thailand and other central banks, this means ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Goldman Sachs warns won-yuan trading will weaken South Korean currency

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:02am by BLOOM

    ... programme. South Korea residents held US$40.67 billion in dollar-denominated deposits at the end of June, while those in yuan were equivalent to US$11.97 billion, central bank figures show. Kwon ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Currency traders looking to profit from price swings

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

    ... rouble in the top five, based on one-month options. As well as geopolitical tensions, volatility is also increasing as central banks start raising borrowing costs after years of rate convergence. ... confirm that pickup." A policy split between the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank led to the euro falling to an eight-month low of US$1.3422 on Friday and is pushing it outside ...

  8. 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 is close to signing a deal with China to facilitate trade and investment settled in the Chinese currency. Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Philip Lowe said on Wednesday that the central ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China's foreign exchange regulator expects more capital outflows

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

    ... The central bank and commercial banks sold 88.3 billion yuan (HK$110.3 billion) of foreign exchange on a net basis last month. The nation's current account surplus might widen in the second ... to a big rise in the central bank's base money, which could bring about inflationary pressures as well as pressures on asset prices," he said. Premier Li Keqiang said in May ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's QDII scheme to increase outflow of yuan stalls

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

    ... exchange reserves in China, with the central bank having to purchase US dollars to maintain the yuan exchange rate at a stable level. Foreign exchange reserves are obviously not a long-term ...




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