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  1. New pact should help police East Asia's policy-making

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to borrow from its neighbours' foreign reserves. During the 1997 currency crisis, Japan suggested taking regional financial co-operation to a whole new level by proposing an Asian Monetary Fund ... in the first place. Negotiations all but stalled for five years. Now, however the economic crisis has given them new impetus. Although there is little danger of speculative currency attacks, and while ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    No, it's not 1997, but Asia is still exposed to nasty risks

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... when a local financial crunch in Bangkok went regional, triggering Asia's catastrophic currency crisis. That might seem a distant memory, but there are enough parallels between financial ... crisis?" Happily, there are enough differences between Asia today and back then to rule out a repeat of the 1997 crisis. With the exception of the Hong Kong dollar, Asian currencies are no longer ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Allowing free capital flows is fast going out of fashion

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... crisis Malaysia banned free capital flows to stabilise its currency, the ringgit. Recently, however, orthodox opinion has reversed. In the future, capital controls could prove not just useful, ... Asian economies are in a much stronger position today than ahead of the Asian currency crisis, CLSA strategist Russell Napier notes that some Eastern European markets are looking dangerously ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    EU aims to shock with tougher bank stress tests

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Milan EU aims to shock with tougher bank stress tests The strength of Europe's banking system is about to be tested against a fictional doomsday scenario that includes a global bond rout and a currency crisis in central and eastern Europe. The three-year outlook features "the most pertinent threats" to the stability of European Union banks ...

  5. Ma outlines HK's economic strategy to Apec summit

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... currency crisis after another in emerging market economies,' Mr Ma said. 'These crises were preceded by large private capital outflows and triggered by sudden shifts in market sentiment, ... to maturity and currency mismatches, the factors identified as the major causes for the Asian financial crisis,' he added. ...

  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Disposal gains propel Cosco Pacific profit

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 02:42am by Charlotte So

    ... emerging economies became moderate," the company said in an announcement yesterday. The currency crisis in emerging markets, including India, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand, since August, ...

  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Nip-and-tuck obsession more than skin deep, says Brazil's 'maestro' of plastic surgery

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 08:59pm by GDN

    ... But the currency crisis, which has caused chronic shortages of staple foods, medical supplies and even toilet paper, has also hit breast implants. Though official figures do not exist, patients considering ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exporters' mood lifted by brighter world outlook

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... proposals by the Cypriot government to levy a tax on bank deposits had renewed worries about Europe's financial stability. "The euro-zone currency crisis will always come back. ...

  10. Currency power struggle looming

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... that a revaluation is the right policy and that may help quell some of the speculators,' he says. He says an international currency crisis is inevitable unless Washington moves to restore fiscal ... CHRIS OLIVER Expert says Asian nations face US political pressure Currency expert Avinash Persaud takes issue with a common assumption in Washington that Asian currencies are under-valued ...




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