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  1. Currency woes spark fears of 'reverse crisis'

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Weakness of dollar appears to have the blessing of US, analyst tells Chris Oliver Disarray in the currency markets has sparked talk of a reverse Asian financial crisis, as chronic US ... single currency, the euro, rose to a record high against the dollar despite a strong United States jobs report that showed robust employment gains, according to Morgan Stanley's global head ...

  2. Beijing sees value of stronger currency

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the benefits of a stronger yuan and believed the time was ripe to consider a more flexible currency, the sources said. However, the leadership decided to weather mounting international and domestic pressure and keep the yuan stable in the short term because of concerns about the impact of a flexible currency on the country's banking system and the influx of so-called hot money ...

  3. Undervalued Asian currencies look poised for strong growth this year

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... rapidly than those to the US, despite the US economy being in better shape, the report says. Since the fallout from the financial crisis in 1997, many Asian currencies are still depreciated ... Chris Oliver The ongoing theme of Asian asset reflation received a boost this week from new research which suggests Asian currencies are among the most undervalued globally. Brokerage ABN ...

  4. Freddie Mac tests water for Asian currency bond issues

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... fifth-biggest issuer of bonds, is considering a programme of Asian currency issues to guard against future concerns from regional investors over the US deficit and the value of the US dollar. 'We ... candidly, that is one reason we have talked to people about what their need is for product, and how we can adapt.' Currencies singled out for prospective issues by Mr Syron were the yen- ...

  5. Central banks weave crisis safety net

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... not provided. Small and illiquid debt markets were cited as a major cause for the 1997 and 1998 Asian financial crisis since companies and banks relied on short term foreign currency loans to fund long ... Enoch Yiu US$2 billion listed fund will invest in local currency debt instruments to strengthen regional financial infrastructure Eleven Asian central banks are joining forces to launch ...

  6. US jobs report puts spotlight back on yuan

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... currency analyst and author of the 2003 book The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Cures, says it is likely Beijing will move on the currency issue faster than most believe, with a revaluation to be announced within the next two months. He expects China to unpeg from the dollar and relink to a basket of leading currencies, a move that should garner an immediate 5 to 7 per cent ...

  7. Crisis veteran tackles the China syndrome

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pakistan to New Zealand. Yet, time and motion seem not to have dulled a memory he dubs the 'banking equivalent of Stalingrad'. The crippling consequences of a currency devaluation ... 'I could write a book on crisis management. It was lonely at times, but I always had the complete support of head office. And I think HSBC probably handles these things better than any other ...

  8. Asian spreads seen tightening

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Contraction may continue as demand for fixed-income assets exceeds supply China's decision last week to allow insurers to invest 80 per cent of their foreign currency ... US$300 million bond attracted more than $2 billion worth of demand, while the $1 billion tranche of UOB's dual currency offer was said to have drawn $2.5 billion worth of orders. 'We ...

  9. Speculators bet on plans to drop ringgit peg

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Michael Dwyer

    ... to speculators that they would not be rushed into abandoning the currency peg. But most private sector analysts argue the currency regime introduced during the Asian financial crisis no longer makes much ... any time soon, but that has not stopped intense financial market speculation that the currency regime is about to go. Foreign money is pouring into government bonds and other asset markets ...

  10. Outlook rosy for housing

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... cycle' and was performing at its best since the Asian financial crisis. He said prices in the secondary residential market would rebound by up to 35 per cent next year with an estimated 20 per ...




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