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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp China's currency swap deal with Swiss is just plain dumb Switzerland stepped closer to becoming an offshore yuan hub yesterday after it signed a bilateral currency ... came to US$182.2 billion. And now here is the problem. What can you do with US$182 billion in China? The country's currency is the yuan. You may buy a few things with US dollars, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559951/chinas-currency-swap-deal-switzerland-just-plain-dumb
  2. In Brief

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announced on Tuesday was a temporary measure applied at a delicate time when confidence in the banking system was threatened by the global financial crisis. 'Prevention is better than ... risk, in our view, that the pendulum could stay at the extreme end of pessimism for longer, as the financial crisis in the west still has some ways to go,' the bank said. 'Given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656622/brief
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1333278/john-greenwood-currency-peg-architect-reveals-biggest
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in October 2008, the beginning of a period of record strength for the currency's exchange rate. Some harbinger of crisis that. There were plenty of bargain hunters about and confidence would ... Jake van der Kamp When a government backs liabilities but gives crooks free rein over assets, it invites a crisis Depositors must be wary of Norman's guarantees At the onset ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani politicians meet with protesters to try to end crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:41pm by Reuters

    ... and opposition politicians met anti-government protesters yesterday in a bid to end a week-long political crisis that has rattled the restive nation. Thousands of followers of the cricketer turned ... insurgency, a crippling power crisis and a sluggish economy. Before the talks, thousands of Pakistani protesters had tried to blockade parliament after Qadri told them not to allow anyone in or out. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577860/pakistani-politicians-meet-protesters-try-end-crisis
  7. Business - Economy

    German contraction a danger to fragile euro-zone recovery

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

    ... forecasts may prove too optimistic. The weakness of a German economy that has outperformed its peers since the regional debt crisis comes as Draghi ponders adding more stimulus to fight the threat of deflation in the currency bloc. He signalled that declining inflation expectations could tip the ECB into broad-based asset purchases, an option officials may discuss at this week's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583215/german-contraction-danger-fragile-euro-zone-recovery
  8. Official calls for yuan convertibility

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the subprime mortgage crisis has sparked fears of a weaker US dollar amid low interest rates. Ms Wu said it was difficult to find an alternative reserve currency but added that the yuan was ready ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Former central bank executive says unit should be an international reserve currency Beijing should gear up preparations for the yuan's full convertibility, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660843/official-calls-yuan-convertibility
  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Japanese policymakers warn that rapid yen moves 'undesirable'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... further sharp declines may be unwelcome after the currency's drop to a six-year low against the dollar. Economics Minister Akira Amari said that while markets, not policymakers, determine yen levels, it was desirable for the Japanese currency to stabilise at levels that reflect economic fundamentals. "It's not good for Japan and the global economies for currencies to have big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588870/japanese-policymakers-warns-rapid-yen-moves-undesirable
  10. Hot money inflow loses momentum

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the Hong Kong dollar and which the HKMA invests in bonds, stocks and local and foreign currencies. The fund reported an investment income of HK$10.8 billion in the first quarter, up slightly on the HK$10 billion of the previous quarter. This compared with a loss of HK$33.5 billion in the first quarter last year when the market was still in the throes of the financial crisis. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714948/hot-money-inflow-loses-momentum

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