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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    HKMA on alert as it defends peg in first currency market intervention in 18 months

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in currency markets for the first time in 18 months to defend the peg to the US dollar. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought US$2.1 billion to help curb the rise of the Hong Kong dollar against the greenback, after the local currency had been pushed to the upper limit of the range that triggers intervention to support the peg. Financial market volatility … could impact on our property market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1545170/systemic-risk-answers-sought-hkma-intervenes-currency
  2. Business - Economy

    Systemic risk answers sought as HKMA intervenes on currency

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:30am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Lawmakers are demanding answers from the government on measures to bolster the city’s financial system stability as it emerged that authorities had been forced to intervene in currency markets ... Stable Funding Requirement, which requires banks to increase their deposit base if their loan book grows by more than 20 per cent per year. The Hong Kong dollar’s currency board peg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1544805/systemic-risk-answers-sought-hkma-intervenes-currency
  3. News - World

    Shooting down of Malaysia Airlines plane likely to have significant impact on Ukraine crisis

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:52am by WASHPOST, Andrea Chen

    ... The Washington Post and Andrea Chen Analysts question what effect the shooting down of MH17 will have on the Ukraine crisis, but China is likely to remain on the sidelines Attack on jet deepens crisis The shooting down of a Malaysian commercial airliner over Ukraine could dramatically broaden the Ukrainian crisis, even before it is determined who bears responsibility. What has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556575/shooting-down-malaysia-airlines-plane-likely-have-significant-impact
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CAPITAL MARKETS

    Standard Chartered's new Hong Kong chief May Tan eyes China growth

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Ray Chan

    ... crisis," said Tan, who managed 200 regional staff for the broker. Despite her optimism in capital markets, the London-headquartered group warned earlier that its first-half operating profit could ... their equities and fixed-income, currency and commodities units, sending a clear message to executives that the landscape remains challenging. Tan, who reports to Benjamin Hung, Standard Chartered's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1556880/standard-chartereds-new-hong-kong-chief-may-tan-eyes-china
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan surges up currency rankings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Use of mainland currency in trade makes it No2 payment type between China and rest of world Yuan moves higher in globalrankings The yuan has become the second-most popular currency in cross-border transactions between China and the rest of the world, driven by its greater use in global trade and investment as offshore yuan hubs spring up, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1542085/yuan-surges-currency-rankings
  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    US government auction of bitcoins attests to virtual currency's appeal

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Despite the plunge in the virtual currency's value, investors are lining up for US sale Auction attests to bitcoin's appeal Buyers from Wall Street to Silicon Valley are lining up to bid on a cache of bitcoins worth US$17.4 million, underscoring the interest in the digital currency even after its boom and bust. Pantera Capital Management, a San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1540546/us-government-auction-bitcoins-attests-virtual-currencys
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's plans to be a global currency player on the right track

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 06:44pm by NIV HORESH

    ... Niv Horesh Niv Horesh says China's economic might and record of monetary management should allay scepticism overits efforts to turn the renminbi into a global reserve currency A global player The plan to groom London to be a launch pad for turning the renminbi into a global reserve currency remains on the drawing board. Yet, given the recent fiscal debacle in the US, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1354384/chinas-plans-be-global-currency-player-right-track
  8. News - World - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    BRICS summit defies West's bid to isolate Russia over Ukraine crisis

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... nations over the Ukraine crisis. "The BRICS grouping has shown that the West can no longer co-opt emerging powers into falling into line, even about crucial geopolitical issues," said ... Assembly on a resolution condemning Russia's takeover of Crimea. At the time, Vadim Lukov, the Russian foreign ministry's BRICS coordinator, said the Ukraine crisis had "contributed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554992/brics-summit-defies-wests-bid-isolate-russia-over-ukraine-crisis
  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Virtual currency entrepreneurs fight for future of bitcoin in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:33pm by DANNY LEE JOANNA CHIU

    ... that the value of the digital currency would reach a high of US$1,242 a piece. Nor did he foresee that governments the world over would debate the risks and merits of the digital currency that operates ... setbacks including restrictions on bitcoin trading imposed by Beijing. Cheng feels so strongly about the potential for the digital currency that in December he wrote to Financial Secretary John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1396917/virtual-currency-entrepreneurs-fight-future-bitcoin-hong
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Espirito Santo problems spook global markets

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by REUTERS. BLOOMBERG

    ... as it emerges from the sovereign-debt crisis. The Portuguese bank issue "is a sharp reminder that the crisis can come back", said Jane Foley, a senior currency strategist at Rabobank ... 10-year bond yields above 4 per cent, the troubles have begun to revive memories of its debt crisis, when it was forced to seek a bailout in 2011 from the European Union and International Monetary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1551523/espirito-santo-problems-spook-global-markets

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