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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Greenback gains

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:23am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Greenback gains Bursting to levels not seen in almost a year, the US dollar index is on a firm upward track. Regardless of whether it is driven by weakness in the euro, which makes up about half the weighting of the index, or because most major and emerging-market currencies have lost value against the greenback, the index has comfortably hit its first ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Euro zone posts zero GDP growth

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... contraction to expand by 0.5 per cent, Austria was up 0.2 per cent on the quarter and Finland put a short recession behind it by eking out 0.1 per cent growth. The worry for the currency zone is that sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, and Moscow's retaliation in banning most Western food imports, are likely to act as a further drag on growth. "Downside risks heading ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT SPENDING

    Every penny of HK$3 trillion Exchange Fund needed for ‘crises’, says HKMA chief

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... financial crises. Some HK$800 billion of the fund is needed to back Hong Kong’s monetary base and underpin the currency peg to the US dollar. Most of the rest consists of the government’s reserves ... and that the surplus could be put to use now. But Chan said the experience of the global financial crisis in 2008 showed that the government should be ready for every eventuality. The government decided ...

  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. Beijing sees value of stronger currency

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the benefits of a stronger yuan and believed the time was ripe to consider a more flexible currency, the sources said. However, the leadership decided to weather mounting international and domestic pressure and keep the yuan stable in the short term because of concerns about the impact of a flexible currency on the country's banking system and the influx of so-called hot money ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Will Europe's banking 'big bang' help loosen lending?

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... crisis and the currency area's own debt crisis, and help revive lending to businesses and households, especially in stricken southern Europe. Many economists say Europe is at least five ... "zombie" banks. Daniele Nouy, the French official heading the ECB's Single Supervisory Mechanism, has vowed to resist political pressure. The euro-zone crisis sparked an outbreak of banking ...

  8. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Salmond wins final TV debate before Scottish independence referendum

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:20pm by Reuters in Glasgow

    ... such as education and health. Currency question Salmond was helped on Monday by sympathetic audience members who heckled Darling, including one woman who told voters not to trust a word from the former Labour finance minister. In the last debate, Salmond came unstuck on what currency arrangements an independent Scotland would use. He advocates a pound-sharing currency union, but has struggled ...

  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Measuring the global misery index

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:29am by STEVE HANKE

    ... advice of the International Monetary Fund during the Asian financial crisis in 1997, Indonesia floated the rupiah currency that year. Contrary to the IMF's expectations, the rupiah did ... of structural, or free-market reform. Countries closer to the lower pole have considerably more economic freedom. Since the financial crisis of 2008-09, Southeast Asia's level of misery declined ...

  10. Business - Money

    Hong Kong Airlines plans dual-currency IPO

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the year. JP Morgan is the sole sponsor for the deal. The stock exchange issued guidelines for dual-currency listings in 2011. Bankers said the time-consuming application process and limited yuan ...




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