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  1. Strength seen in Asian currencies

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for currencies to appreciate due to the change in the yuan exchange rate regime. Ms Chan also said that although regional economies had returned to pre-Asian financial crisis levels, currencies were ... Maria Chan Asian currencies are expected to appreciate annually over the next three to five years due to the yuan revaluation and sound fundamentals, according to Cecilia Chan Po-chi, ...

  2. Currency power struggle looming

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... that a revaluation is the right policy and that may help quell some of the speculators,' he says. He says an international currency crisis is inevitable unless Washington moves to restore fiscal ... CHRIS OLIVER Expert says Asian nations face US political pressure Currency expert Avinash Persaud takes issue with a common assumption in Washington that Asian currencies are under-valued ...

  3. Hong Kong well served by currency board despite Argentina's woes

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp WHY IS IT that discussions on the subject of currency board systems in international journals mostly refer to Argentina's calamitous experience with one and then lament that they cannot last? Why do so few of them suggest that the problem with Argentina's experience of a currency board may have been Argentina and not the currency board? Perhaps ...

  4. Ignore the hawks- capital controls beat currency chaos

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to prop up the currency. But even Beijing's US$700 million in foreign reserves would not help much in a fully fledged crisis of confidence. And, of course, if China intervened to buy yuan ... of just 2.25 per cent. Converted into US dollars, that money could earn 3.75 per cent at Citibank in New York or 4.32 per cent in US Treasury bonds. Other currencies offer even higher returns. ...

  5. Latest currency relaxation another advance... in theory

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Foreign banks operating in the mainland this week began offering yuan forward contracts to their corporate customers in China following the latest relaxation of currency ... on the great (and long) march to a freely floating currency. But don't expect that destination to be reached any time soon, bankers observe. If anything, the sedate and measured pace at which ...

  6. Support for single Asian currency is unrealistic

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's support for an Asian single currency is unrealistic ('Single currency would make Asia strong,' Sunday Morning Post, April 24). I doubt that the case for such a currency is 'overwhelming'. His arguments are based on this currency helping intra-Asian trade. This is valid, but surely monetary union is decades away. First, we need free trade ...

  7. Guangdong predicted to ride out oil crisis

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an extra US$1.12 billion in hard currency for its crude imports. The rising prices of crude, petrochemicals, steel and the power shortage all contributed to raising the cost of production by 9.3 ...

  8. Likely wishes: No bird flu crisis, stronger spending in China

    Posted Dec 29th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... with the exception of its foreign currency deposit rating which is constrained by the sovereign ceiling. Moody's said this was because of the bank's 'significant and resilient franchise ...

  9. Emerging dragon not quite ready to topple greenback

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... money, still available in dirty and damaged wads, has evolved into a major currency in the global business world. Every week, reports about where it is heading rattle the markets. It has become a second currency in many Asian countries. Hong Kong banks hold billions of it in deposits and some analysts, like Avinash Persaud, a professor of commerce at Gresham College in London, are even ...

  10. A move towards international harmony

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... currency needs has not always proved exactly brilliant. When the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis typhoon flattened one Asian economy after another, China escaped relatively unruffled because ... Tom Plate The Chinese government's dramatic decision to reform its currency policy holds tremendous meaning for virtually every American. For starters, it offers a measure ...




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