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  1. Today's safe product or tomorrow's crisis?

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... (FSB), warned that exchange-traded funds could be sowing the seeds of a future crisis. 'ETFs are reminiscent of what happened in the securitisation market before the crisis,' Draghi told the IMF audience. The FSB has warned about the 'disquieting' trend towards the increased use of synthetic ETFs, which involve counterparty risks that- in a crisis- could ...

  2. Taking easy way out in property crisis

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and not foreign currency, to limit their property speculation; better regulation of the exchange of yuan and foreign currency and ascertain the true reason for the purchase. Other more drastic steps aimed ...

  3. Ask our experts

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nomura) is asked: has a reduction in the rate of appreciation of the yuan reduced retail appetite for dim sum bonds? A major driver of investor participation has been the currency play- ... investors are less interested in dim sum bonds due to a slower pace of currency appreciation, but in their place is a broader range of investors with very different investment criteria. The market ...

  4. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Central bank will invest A$1.9b, or 5pc of its foreign currency assets, in sovereign securities as bilateral economic ties increase Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing ...

  5. Business - Money - SURVEY

    Hong Kong investors' confidence slips

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... their bearish outlook on the local market, investors' major concerns were mainly on the global level, where confidence was lower. The report said the European crisis had led to 74 per cent of investors seeing it as the market with the highest risk. Its debt crisis had affected the strategies of 38 per cent of investors, and the prospect of a looming currency war had influenced the plans ...

  6. China theme underpins World Bank bond fund

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The World Bank has tied up with Bank of China (Hong Kong) to launch an emerging market bond fund that allows retail investors to bet on gains in the currencies ... currencies of countries trading with China, including Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India and South Africa. Investing in the fund would be equivalent to investing in a basket of debt securities ...

  7. With global outlook grim, cash 'safer' than equities

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... record, exceeding US$3 billion. 'We have been advising clients to lower their risk exposure since early August when it became more obvious to us that the EU debt crisis ... make fund managers more upbeat. 'But until we see a more credible resolution to the EU debt crisis, we are likely to stay on the sidelines for the time being based on current ...

  8. Business - Money - BULL VS BEAR

    The bullion-dollar question: will gold escape debt crisis?

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by MARTIN HENNECKE

    ... or debt crisis. The message today is that the Western economies are pretty  much under control again, the United States avoided its fiscal cliff,  and European officials assure us that the worst is over. But this is  public relations talk. During the 2008-09 global credit crisis, governments and central bankers were only able to save the global financial system with a radical programme ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKET DISTORTIONS

    Investing for abnormal times

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Satyajit Das

    ... some foreign exchange exposure, loose monetary policies affect investment value through the effects on the currency. The US Federal Reserve policies are designed to devalue the dollar to cut the value of outstanding debt in that currency and improve export competitiveness. With all developed countries competing to weaken their currencies, the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations ...

  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    What will the banks sell in 2013

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... investors last year converged on the most defensive currency, US dollars, and this year they look set to venture back into yuan. In that vein, Money Post surveys the advisory community to see what ... houses are looking to launch yuan versions of some of their flagship funds. "Most of the household fund names are applying for SFC permission to create yuan currency classes ...




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