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  1. The lesson Europe could learn from the Asian currency crisis

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... per head for Thailand and Indonesia, again indexed to 100 in 1996, the year before the Asian crisis forced them to abandon their pegged exchange rates and devalue their currencies. Recovery ... to be a practical solution to the crisis. 'Drastic spending cuts may prove more than the public are willing to swallow,' it warned. 'In that case, a Greek default and devaluation could ...

  2. Business - Economy - EURO-ZONE CRISIS

    EU aid deal secures Greece in single currency

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to Athens prompted its prime minister, Antonis Samaras, to declare an end to talk of a Greek exit from the single currency. It averts a catastrophic default and secures Greece's survival ... of all euro-zone lenders that paves the way for the currency bloc's firewall fund to provide direct bailouts to banks. The new supervisory mechanism should be fully ready by March 1, 2014, ...

  3. Euro-crisis storm clouds still hanging over HK's economy

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It took just hours following the results of Sunday's Greek election for the markets to realise that the euro crisis is far from over. Despite a bank bail-out last week, ... to subsidise profligate Greeks, Euro-pundits are warning that a forced Greek exit from the single currency is still likely. The danger has simply been postponed for a few months until the autumn. ...

  4. Top MBAs respond to global leadership crisis

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 02:10pm by Rex Aguado

    ... Rex Aguado Top MBAs respond to global leadership crisis (via Education Post) Not that long ago, whenever we talked about risk management, we thought about it in terms of currency or interest-rate hedging, and it didn’t go much deeper than that. But now we’re talking about risk management for a whole business, and we’re…   ...

  5. Business - Money - CURRENCY

    HKMA in HK$12 billion currency cooling measure

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by PAGGIE LEUNG AND ENOCH YIU

    ... the local currency. Such action is not unprecedented in the city. The authority was obliged to intervene significantly during the global financial crisis that began in 2008 to manage an inflow ... Kong Monetary Authority stepped into the currency market again yesterday to weaken the Hong Kong dollar as the rush of "hot money" continues to flow into the city. The de facto ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - Money

    Singapore keeps currency steady on inflation fears

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Singapore keeps currency steady on inflation fears Singapore's central bank unexpectedly refrained from easing monetary policy even as the economy contracted in the past ... of Singapore, which uses the Singapore dollar to manage inflation, said it would maintain a modest and gradual appreciation of the currency. Singapore joins Asian nations from China to India in limiting ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCY

    Euro stops two-year loss on Mario Draghi commitment on debt crisis

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York ECB's pledge on debt crisis lifts shared currency while yen extends loss over stimulus push Euro ends two-year drop on Draghi reassurance The euro halted a two-year losing streak as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's commitment to backstop the shared currency stymied a debt-contagion threat. In its 14th year, the 17-nation currency ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Russia PM says EU economic crisis "very serious threat"

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:53pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Moscow was nervously watching the economic crisis in the European Union, which he said represented a serious threat ... 41 per cent of its foreign currency reserves in euros. “We are watching nervously. Sometimes it seems our European partners lack the energy and will to take decisions. ...

  9. Signs that the euro-zone crisis is finally nearing its endgame

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the crisis is that Greece and the other Mediterranean members of the euro zone cannot compete within the single currency. As the second chart shows, between its euro entry in 2001 and 2010, ... Tom Holland After almost two-and-a-half years in which Hong Kong's financial markets have been relentlessly whipsawed by developments in Europe, the euro crisis may finally be nearing ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrians forced to sell heirlooms just to survive

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Price of gold soars in Damascus as people lose their faith in the national currency and seek ways to protect their declining wealth Syrians forced to sell ... to stable prices and currency, Syrians have seen rampant inflation reduce their purchasing power by a third since the revolt against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad broke out in March last ...




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