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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    Shades of Chiang Mai as BRICS unveil currency fund

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... led the creation of the Chiang Mai Initiative following the 1997 Asian financial crisis that sank currencies across the region. ... Bloomberg in New York and Johannesburg BRICS countries' creation of a fund to support their currencies has echoes of a similar initiative 13 years ago, which has never been used ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The fatal flaw with internet currency

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The fatal flaw with internet currency Ever since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008, discontents have been searching for an alternative to the current international ... they have been cautious about allowing greater international use of their currency. In any case, to hard-core critics of the existing financial architecture, the yuan suffers from just the same ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Easy come, easy go as emerging markets discover with US Fed tapering

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the crisis. That is why tapering has sent their currencies and equity markets into a tailspin. Now that the tide is turning, some are found to be wanting. Political instability in countries ... SCMP Editorial US-led stimulus a two-edged sword During the financial crisis, the major emerging markets escaped the damage from the United States and European Union relatively unscathed. ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Yuan still rising based on real effective exchange rate, ministry says

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:26am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the global financial crisis after jumping 10.6 per cent in January. However, Shen said recent fluctuations in the yuan were normal when compared with the currencies of some emerging economies. ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Ministry official says recent fluctuations are normal in the face of exchange rate reform Currency still rising based on REER Despite ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Prevention is best cure for city's hidden crisis on homelessness

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Homeless deserve greater help There is no more visible sign of the gap between hong Kong's rich and poor than the sight of a street sleeper bunking down for the night in a makeshift cardboard home in a Causeway Bay underpass. Above, th ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bitcoin exchange skirts ban by banks

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Currency exchange installs physical bitcoin ATM in Shanghai tech park Bitcoin machineskirts ban by banks BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency ... as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies. Rising interest from mainland speculators was credited for driving up global bitcoin prices last year to above US$1,000 on some exchanges. ...

  7. Business - Economy

    India’s crisis within a crisis; finance minister fights on two fronts

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 10:53am

    ... critics might say he still enjoys wide respect around the globe. But when it comes to dealing with the currency crisis, markets will be hanging on every word of Chidambaram, not the prime ... growth skids to its slowest pace in a decade, but he is surrounded by politicians who haven’t grasped that there is a crisis at hand and want to spend their way to the ballot box. In many ways, ...

  8. Business - Economy - EURO-ZONE CRISIS

    EU aid deal secures Greece in single currency

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to Athens prompted its prime minister, Antonis Samaras, to declare an end to talk of a Greek exit from the single currency. It averts a catastrophic default and secures Greece's survival ... of all euro-zone lenders that paves the way for the currency bloc's firewall fund to provide direct bailouts to banks. The new supervisory mechanism should be fully ready by March 1, 2014, ...

  9. News - Asia - DISASTERS

    Singapore proposes hosting ‘regional crisis command centre’ for disasters

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honolulu Singapore may host 'crisis command centre' Singapore has proposed hosting a regional crisis command centre that would help co-ordinate ... of help, he said. "In the discussion, we realised what was really needed was a crisis centre that was stood up all the time, which of course could be scaled up [as needed]," he said. ...

  10. Business - Companies - VEHICLES

    GM hires crisis expert for recall response team

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg US firm seeks to repair reputation amid probe into cars with ignition flaws tied to 13 deaths GM hires crisis expert for recall response team General Motors has retained crisis ... They’ve brought in very clean, independentminded outsiders JEFFREY SONNENFELD, PROFESSOR GM is adding experts with a history of managing crisis situations as it seeks to repair its reputation. ...




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