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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... surely one of our most successful economic anchors, was created in response to the Hong Kong currency crisis of 1983. We inherited our public housing, education and health care systems and our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581903/when-hong-kong-government-becomes-problem
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1294908/chinas-yuan-hits-19-year-high
  3. Yuan's depreciation talk receding

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... money from China as they did during the peak of the crisis. 'In addition, the apparent growth in the net buying of foreign currencies by Chinese banks simply reflected that the market ... to the global financial crisis and officials hinting at devaluing the currency to help plunging exports. But the improved figures in the first quarter had dampened expectation on depreciation, currency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684962/yuans-depreciation-talk-receding
  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Merkel holds crisis talks in Kiev as controversial Russian aid convoy pulls out

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 09:58pm by AP

    ... Petro Poroshenko in Kiev and urged a political solution to the crisis. On Friday, Nato said it had mounting evidence that Russian troops were operating inside Ukraine and launching artillery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580148/merkel-holds-crisis-talks-kiev-controversial-russian-aid-convoy-pulls-out
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... to a record low yesterday and launched a new scheme that could push €500 billion (HK$5.05 trillion) into the flagging euro-zone economy. Underscoring concern about the currency bloc's health, ... with it. The euro zone flat-lined in the second quarter and the Ukraine crisis is now weighing heavily on business confidence. "The governing council sees the risks surrounding the economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1585437/european-central-bank-cuts-interest-rates-record-low
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Defeating deflation in EU and Japan key to global economic outlook

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... "all the available instruments" to combat the threat of deflation there. The bank had earlier cut its growth targets for the single-currency zone to 1 per cent this year and revised down ... acute phase of the crisis there. This earned him his nickname "Super Mario". The signs are that he is ready to perform his "superhero" duties again. The consensus view ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581939/defeating-deflation-eu-and-japan-key-global-economic-outlook
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Britain to issue first yuan offshore bond this year

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... government to issue an offshore bond in China's currency, finance minister George Osborne has said. The move marks a deepening of London's efforts to build financial links ... visit to London. "I can now announce that the UK government intends to be the first national government outside of China to issue a bond in China's currency," said Osborne, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1591929/britain-issue-first-yuan-offshore-bond-year
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put patients first in staffing crisis An expert British task force advised the Hospital Authority two years ago that Hong Kong must ease restrictions on overseas recruitment of doctors because a staffing crisis in our public hospitals posed a threat to patient safety. At the time the hospitals, which treat 90 per cent of patients but employ only 40 per cent of the city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  9. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Emerging-market rally fizzles out

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:59am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... based in the US and Europe. Foreign investors are still increasing their holdings of local currency bonds in many markets Over the past month, spreads on US dollar-denominated emerging market ... the beginning of this year. Emerging Europe has borne the brunt of the sell-off- mainly because of concerns about the East-West standoff over Ukraine. Yields on 10-year local currency Russian, Turkish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1573405/emerging-market-rally-fizzles-out
  10. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... crisis pushed the Swiss franc nearly to parity with the euro. The central bank's next policy review is on September 18, when it will issue updated growth and inflation projections. Demand ... as in the Middle East, have also boosted demand for the Swiss currency. According to a survey of economists, published before Draghi's remarks on August 22, the Swiss central bank was seen maintaining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583993/stalling-economy-highlights-tricky-swiss-balancing-act

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