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  1. China's firms lead world with their urge to merge

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Europe's currency crisis, compared to the 42 per cent of Chinese executives who said they would. Bernard Poon, an Ernst and Young managing director, said the strong liquidity and low debt levels ... by the euro-zone debt crisis, according to an international survey. But the mainland firms surveyed believe most assets are still overpriced and their price tags could fall in the next year. Accounting ...

  2. Can Asian currencies rise to global challenge?

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi Over the past two years, most currencies' exchange rates have fluctuated at an unprecedented pace. This volatility is due to two global policy responses to the 2008 crisis. First, borrowing is cheap. Investors chase opportunities but, given the fragility of global growth, withdraw their money as soon as risks rise. Excess liquidity in a frail ...

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    China and Brazil agree to US$30 billion currency swap deal

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Durban The agreement serves to provide protection during times of financial crises China and Brazil agree US$30b currency deal China and Brazil agreed to establish a swap line of about US$30 billion in their respective currencies as they work to reinforce the clout of the world's largest emerging markets on a global stage. China, the world's second-biggest ...

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    US, China play with fire by manipulating housing prices

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... weighted towards the labour-intensive service sector and their labour market is still depressed. Inflation in emerging economies only becomes a crisis when their currencies tumble. That moment ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says attempts by the US and China to control housing prices- to try to revive the market in one case, and prevent a crash in the other- will only lead to another crisis ...

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    Dangers of a long China-Japan rift

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Regional co-operation will be even more urgent should another calamity occur- the collapse of the euro zone, which would bring another global financial crisis, huge currency volatility and, quite ... region has enjoyed large external surpluses and strong currencies for the past decade, during which it has built trade and currency co-operation. But global conditions are becoming more ...

  6. Yuan on the agenda, but probably not in the final statement

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Analysts say the G20 summit is likely to debate the issue of China's currency, but is unlikely to make any specific statement on it because the leaders of the world's largest economies are more concerned about resolving the European debt crisis. The Group of 20 has been debating whether to include a reference to the yuan in a joint ...

  7. US trade bill 'breaks W.T.O. rules'

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... strive to keep the exchange rates of their currencies stable amid the backdrop of the global financial crisis. Deliberately devaluing or strengthening a currency was 'not desirable' ... crisis, Chen said Europe could recover, but it might take some time for its efforts to bear fruit. Europe, he said, should boost employment while implementing austerity measures. He added ...

  8. Competitiveness concern may signal weaker yuan

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... against the US currency during the Asian crisis 10 years ago. But if exports- and overall growth- do weaken further, an attempt to restore China's lost competitiveness by weakening the yuan ... already stopped the yuan's climb. As the first of the two charts below shows, the currency has hardly budged against the US dollar since mid-July. But in that time the US dollar has leapt ...

  9. China, France agree to work on yuan flexibility

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the year-end G20 summit, which he chairs. The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves. It is a synthetic currency composed of the euro, US dollar, the pound, and the yen. SDRs can be exchanged for freely usable currencies. They can be also held by central banks and other leading financial institutions to pay ...

  10. Bracing for the euro fallout

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is turning up the heat on Chinese industries and government officials as they brace for economic fallout that could dwarf that of the 2008 global financial crisis. Today's poll in Greece could ... euro zone. Despite reassurances from European Union officials that the single currency will remain intact, political leaders have failed to agree on their own financial and fiscal ...




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