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  1. Emerging markets keep allure with reform benefits

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... corrections. For example, the Mexican devaluation of 1994, the Asian currency crisis in 1997 and Russia's default on its debt in 1998 were ultimately spawned by faulty policies. The pandemic ...

  2. Gold and silver set to climb as investors seek haven

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard Leung, resources analyst with brokerage firm CLSA, predicted gold would at least reach US$1,800 an ounce in the next 12 months as a result of currency devaluation. The European debt crisis, along with a weak US economy, would continue to drive gold prices up, Leung said. Silver is also expected to gain. Spot silver has dropped to below US$40 per ounce in the last two months ...

  3. Fitch cuts HK growth forecast to 4.4pc on subprime, oil concerns

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... mortgage crisis to high oil prices. In a rare revision of its economic forecast so early in the year, the credit rating agency said Hong Kong, as an international market, would be hit by the US economic slowdown, subprime crisis, global inflation and higher oil prices. It also said Asian currencies gaining on the US dollar would affect regional exports. James McCormack, a managing ...

  4. Business - Money

    Leverage: ramp up your investment and your risk

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... which was apparent during the credit crisis, as global capital rushed into big, liquid currencies such the yen and the US dollar. This drove up the price of the yen relative to the Australian ... is unlikely to default on a CD within the next 12 months. The client is also taking currency risk, as the instrument is yuan denominated, and the loan is in US dollars. A small drop in the value ...

  5. For Credit Suisse, it's time to get clever

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and other commodity-related currencies, which they regard as a strategic hedge with long-term value. 'In the aftermath of the financial crisis, we are advising clients to find alternatives ... hedge funds, private equity ventures and support for infrastructure projects. More generally, it means taking account of the opportunities offered by reits, emerging markets, and currencies ...

  6. Foreign investors face few hurdles

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in foreign currencies- including the US dollar and euro- in addition to the zloty. Banks have tightened lending criteria following the financial crisis and the deposit levels have risen. Expect banks to require a minimum 20 to 25 per cent deposit, and REAS expects that mortgage lending by Polish banks will fall 40 to 50 per cent this year. Currency movements play a key role in attracting ...

  7. HK government may have to break rules: chamber boss

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to companies, which relied on credit. Despite a pledge by the government to use the city's US$160-billion war chest of foreign currency reserves, if necessary, to help deal with the crisis ... Dennis Eng The government should be prepared to go all out to tackle the widening economic crisis, even if it means breaking some rules, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce chairman ...

  8. How should investors approach investing in bonds in the context of rising interest rates, rising inflation and the euro-zone crisis?

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... headwinds such as an anaemic US economy and the debt crisis brewing in Europe. 'That said, we believe Asian bond investors are being compensated for these risks by, in most cases, valuations that are generous,' says Moore. He notes that credit spreads in Asia are roughly double their pre-financial-crisis levels, which he says is difficult to justify on fundamental grounds. He says demand ...

  9. Fast US$1b raised for China P.E. fund

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and slow economic recovery in the United States have encouraged global investors to pour more money into Asia, ... attract a lot of money easily.' FountainVest launched its first fund of around US$1 billion in late 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis when the legendary US bank Lehman ...

  10. Green light for hedge funds to raise yuan capital

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to raise money from Western investors since the 2008 global financial crisis, which hit the hedge fund industry badly, particularly in the United States. Raising capital on the mainland is attractive because it will give the hedge funds another avenue for cash, even if it comes with potential foreign-exchange risks from converting yuan to other currencies such as US dollars, ...




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