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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    American banks holding record US$1.99 trillion in government debt

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by Bloomberg

    ... holdings of Treasuries and federal agency debt by the end of June, to US$38.7 billion. Citigroup, the New York-based lender that received a US$45 billion bailout during the credit crisis, had ... to boost lending, which had taken six years to recover to pre-crisis levels, said Matthew Burnell, a banking analyst at Wells Fargo. A surge in hiring pushed the unemployment rate down to 5.9 per ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't look to bankers to prevent the next global financial crisis

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:20pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... crisis This week, I have been in Tianjin attending the 18th International Conference of Banking Supervisors, the annual gathering of the world's top bank regulators, to review the progress of implementation of Basel III, the new rules established in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. What progress have we achieved? Can we prevent the next crisis? The first thing we must admit ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EXCHANGE RATES

    Malaysia, S Korea currencies lead as Asia dodges emerging markets slump

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Trade strength helps Asia sidestep currency slump The faltering emerging-market currency rally is stronger than ever in Asia. Of the nine developing-nation exchange-rates to strengthen last month, six were from Asia, with Malaysia's ringgit and South Korea's won leading the gains. A Bloomberg index of the 20 most-traded emerging-market currencies posted its ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Wall Street sit-in sends message to global finance, seen as fuelling climate crisis

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Activists bid to disrupt hub of global finance, which they blame for crisis Climate protesters' Wall St message A day after more than 100,000 people ... they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis. Monday's demonstration was planned as a more confrontational sequel to Sunday's march, with many ...

  9. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 30, 2014

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:47am

    ... today as the world’s second-largest economy seeks to spur global use of its currency. Philippines to appease China in bid to lift travel ban |Source: Philippines Inquirer "We are trying ... |Source: FinanceAsia Sensitive words: Hong Kong protests |Source: China Digital Times Occupy Hong Kong China's Hong Kong crisis |Source: Bloomberg View Hong Kong: 10 things Xi Jinping might ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    London transport crisis could spark new riots, commissioner warns

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:58pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Riots fear over London transport crisis London could see riots again unless more trains and buses are provided at affordable fares for the poorest communities as the population soars, the city's transport commissioner has warned. He said the city would face "overwhelming" overcrowding on its congested transport networks by 2030 without urgent ...




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