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  1. 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 ...

  2. Indonesia offers bitter lesson in controlling fuel prices

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... how damaging well-intentioned fuel price policies can be. In a slide reminiscent of the 1998 currency crisis, the rupiah plunged 10 per cent in morning trading, with the US dollar climbing ... Tom Holland Maintaining fuel price controls and subsidies in the face of record crude oil prices is getting painful. Yesterday, Indonesia jacked up interest rates to avert a currency ...

  3. State of Asian politics gives little hope for monetary union

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to provide each other with liquidity in a currency crisis by lending from their foreign-exchange reserves. The backers of monetary union want to pool the funds ... the region's policymakers for greater financial integration. Asian monetary union- and its ultimate objective, a single Asian currency- would hold huge benefits for businesses. It would impose fiscal ...

  4. A fund that's too profitable

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... base under Hong Kong's currency board system- or as the counterpart of the fiscal reserves- its unencumbered surplus assets amounted to $426 billion at the end of last year. That is equivalent to an extra 144 per cent of the monetary base, or 33 per cent of annual gross domestic product. Ahead of the 1998 currency crisis, these figures were, respectively, 98 per cent and 14 per ...

  5. Typhoon season on the way for fragile Asian economies

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Financial crises come along every three or four years. Just look back over the past 10. There was the Mexican 'tequila' crisis of 1994 and 1995, the Asian currency crisis of 1997 and 1998, and, of course, the tech stock crash of 2000 and 2001. '[Now], we are overdue for another,' warns Gail Fosler, chief economist at New York-based business ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Ma puts out welcome mat for China fund raisers

    Posted Nov 15th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... market very well-positioned to be developed into Asia's bond centre,' he said. The Asian bond market had grown substantially since the Asian financial crisis, with outstanding local currency bonds in Asia excluding Japan up by 167 per cent since 1996, while the sum raised on bond markets as a percentage of gross domestic product had increased from 24 per cent to 44.1 per cent. ...

  8. Self-made man will put HK economy before handouts

    Posted Jun 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was rocked by leftist-inspired riots. In 1973, the worldwide oil crisis precipitated a calamitous collapse of the local bourse. In the early 1980s, when Mr Tsang was Sha Tin district officer, anxieties over Hong Kong's future after 1997 sparked a currency crisis and waves of emigration. In 1989, after the bloody crackdown on the democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ...

  9. Stock market woes swept under carpet at NPC

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... billion and 100 billion yuan, similar to that which Hong Kong used between 1998 and 2002 during the Asian currency crisis. However, while the China Securities Regulatory Commission is keen ...

  10. Citigroup chief drawn to strength in Asia

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... he was appointed regional chief executive of Salomon Brothers and successfully piloted the Wall Street investment bank through the turbulence of the currency crisis. In 1999, following ... to make any of them out through today's smog. Instead he is talking about Asia's corporate landscape. Since the regional economic crisis of the late 1990s, says Mr Morse, Asian companies ...




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