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  1. Business - Economy

    World Bank warns Asia to be alert against risks from US rate rises

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... rise Asia must stay alert, World Bank says East Asian economies have recovered from the global financial crisis and are growing close to potential but governments cannot be complacent ... their policies] STEVEN WIETING, CITIBANK This triggered "a renewed search for yields", which supported the demand for developing country assets and currencies, it said. Current market conditions ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - MACROSCOPE

    Ferocious foreign appetite for emerging markets poses risks

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... before the Fed indicated in May last year that it would begin to scale back its asset purchases- while the average yield on emerging market local currency bonds has dropped 60 basis points to 6.5 ... institutional investors such as pension funds and insurers (particularly in Asia). Both of these factors- much stronger fundamentals and the development of local currency bond markets designed to reduce ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    China praise won't avert debt crisis day of reckoning

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... William Pesek Suggestions that Washington could learn from Beijing on economic rescue efforts are fanciful China praise won't avert debt crisis day of reckoning If only America's ... economy than the US is. Was the United States response to the 2008 financial crisis state of the art? Far from it. Should lawmakers have granted US President Barack Obama his wish of a bigger ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    PBOC keeps yuan traders guessing as currency rallies

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... traders guessing as currency rallies Mainland policymakers have been saying since February that two-way swings in the yuan are the "new norm". A surprise surge in the currency shows ... of a five-year rally. Looking ahead, we see the currency to remain at the current level JIAN CHANG, BARCLAYS ECONOMIST Just as traders got used to a declining yuan in recent months, the currency changed ...

  7. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Yuan becomes second-most used currency, dissident trial continues

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 08:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... the last year. Society Council on Foreign Relations Beijing has "exaggerated" the threat to "crisis proportions," writes James Millward of the East-West Center, contending ... Nine Tibetans have been jailed in Biru county, Tibet, for "anti-state activities". Economy Wall Street Journal Yuan passes euro, yen to become second-most used currency after the US ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    New structured bond by Goldman fans crisis fears

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Market players say the deal involves many moving parts with poor-quality collateral New structured bond by Goldman fans crisis fears In a move some could see as a return ... blamed by many for contributing to the 2008 financial crisis. The United States bank began a roadshow last week for the so-called fixed-income global structured collateral obligation 2014-01 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Central banks ought to rein it in

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:40pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... did not believe him. Unlike Wolf, I think the BIS is right. BIS general manager Jaime Caruana, formerly governor of the Bank of Spain, carefully reviewed the causes of the financial crisis and argued that central bank policy must step out of the shadows of the past crisis. It should foster change in three areas: towards less debt-driven patterns of growth; more normal monetary policy; ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Medical simulation centres teach doctors how to cope with a crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Medical simulation centres aim to teach doctors and nurses how to cope with a crisis before it occurs in the operating theatre, writes Kate Whitehead Stress ... and train all the different professionals working together in a crisis situation. It can get very tense for those in the hot seat," says Dr Tung Wai-kit, the centre's honorary director. ...




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