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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    10,000 Occupy Central protesters would bring government to crisis point: student leader

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:40pm by Stuart Lau

    ... of Central than the one staged in the early hours of Wednesday morning would almost certainly be beyond the capability of police to handle, and would spark a crisis for the government, says a student ... clearances,” said Shum. “The government’s crisis will accordingly loom large.” Scholarism’s Joshua Wong Chi-fung, who led supporters to protest outside the chief executive’s office after the march, ...

  2. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Rules of the game

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:46am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... is legal, but as we saw in the global financial crisis, bending the rules got people into a lot of trouble. Banks lent irrationally, companies and people borrowed heavily, the US Federal Reserve ... gaming of all. During the crisis, then US treasury secretary Henry Paulson knew Congress would never bail out rich directors of profligate banks. His plan, which Congress passed, was to buy ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Strengthening yuan signals more currency flexibility on the way

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 10:21am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Beijing. China has a domestic crisis now. The regulators want to hold money in the country … to prevent capital flight Andy Xie, economist But since late last month, the currency regained upward ... rate. The government kept the currency stable in 2008 in a bid to counter the global financial crisis. Now, said Xie, the regulators should continue to do so to counter a domestic economic ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Economy - Money

    Luxury brands emerge as truly liberated Chinese currency

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy Shadow market of legitimate money laundering represents final step in liberalisation of the yuan Luxury brands emerge as truly free Chinese currency Welcome to our Twilight Zone of money that bends the laws of fiat currency. Only in Hong Kong and the mainland can luxury fashion and accessory brands prove themselves to be a reliable store of monetary and economic value. ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    John Greenwood, the currency peg architect, reveals biggest challenges

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... 1980s and early 1990s, there was a considerable divergence of inflation and growth in Asia versus the US and then there was the Asian financial crisis in 1997-98, which imposed recession ... of production and a current account deficit. Those countries have had all of that and the sharp weakening of their currencies is a reflection of that. They've also had double-digit inflation. All ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Euro zone 'coming out of crisis' amid accelerating growth, Eurogroup chief says

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:51am by Jeanny Yu

    ... currency is the euro. “Europe is coming out of crisis and prospects are very good for investors,” Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, said at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong on Monday. ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the euro zone is “coming out of crisis” and the member countries are expected to grow an average 1 per cent ...

  10. Fitch downgrades outlook for local-currency default rating

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Fitch Ratings has downgraded the mainland's local-currency issuer rating on concerns of elevated real-estate valuations and inflation. The outlook for China's long-term local-currency issuer default rating has been revised from 'stable' to 'negative', Fitch said yesterday. 'The negative outlook reflects concerns over the scale ...




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