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  1. Investors flee further from Asian currencies

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com Asian currencies, including Hong Kong's growing pool of yuan, fell further yesterday as investors sought the safety of the US dollar amid fears a global ... Reserve to boost the troubled US economy. Central banks from South Korea to Indonesia intervened to prop up their currencies, a sharp turnaround from recent concerns that their currencies were too ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Time for ECB to man the quantitative easing pumps

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by DAVID BROWN

    ... grinding to a halt. Economic confidence has been in retreat for months due mainly to weak internal demand. The fallout from the euro-zone financial crisis- debt deflation, deleveraging and acute ... have been shelved as optimism has tumbled. The ECB missed an opportunity in the early phase of the crisis to co-ordinate simultaneous quantitative easing with the United States, Britain ...

  3. Business

    Flight from the euro sees Swiss franc become the new deutschemark

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown German investors yearning for the stability of their old currency pile into the franc, but the flows pose headaches for Swiss policymakers Euro exodus sees Swiss franc become ... as the best bolthole in times of crisis. But the euro's inception in 1999 brought this to a dramatic close. The German mark's replacement by the euro left a big gap in the market. But it did ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Russia and China to boost bilateral rouble-yuan trade

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

    ... "But, we're going to encourage companies from the two countries to settle more in local currencies, to avoid using a currency from a third country." Spurred on by often fraught ... and top energy firms from capital markets. Beijing is keen to increase the clout of the yuan and turn it into a global reserve currency one day. Mainland firms' proposals to invest in more ...

  5. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Hong Kong Airlines dual-currency IPO may not take off

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan Hong Kong Airlines IPO is up against negative sentiment on yuan and its own difficulties Local carrier's dual currency listing may not take off Efforts to raise ... this month Hong Kong Airlines, a budget carrier partly owned by Hainan Airlines, said it would raise US$500 million in what could be Hong Kong's first dual-currency IPO, by floating yuan ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Crimea parliament votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:56pm by Reuters

    ... a referendum on the decision within 10 days, in an escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. The acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has effectively been seized ... said the referendum would take place on March 16. He said all state property would be "nationalised" and that the Russian rouble could be adopted as Crimea's currency ...

  7. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Aussie ready for rebound?

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Aussie ready for rebound? Such a surprise after very neat trading between 92 and 95 US cents per Australian dollar over the past five months; no wonder implied volatility on puts has jumped this week from 7.75 to 11.5 per cent. In line with most other global currencies, all of which have weakened since about July against the greenback, ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping repeats call for political solution in Ukraine

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:14am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... in Tajikistan. President Xi Jinping has repeated a call for the crisis in Ukraine to be resolved politically via an inclusive dialogue, during talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, China’s Foreign Ministry said. “China stands for resolving the Ukraine crisis through political means, and calls on all parties in Ukraine to open an inclusive dialogue as early as possible,” the ministry ...

  9. News - World - Ebola

    UN announces Ebola mission, adopts resolution to fight outbreak

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:31am by Associated Press in New York

    ... a resolution calling on the removal of travel bans on nations most impacted by the public health crisis. “The suffering and spillover effects in the region and beyond demand the attention of the entire ... of preventing a public health crisis such as this outbreak from turning into a peace-building crisis,” he said. Representatives from over 40 countries spoke during the open debate on the subject ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    China calls for 'alternative solution' to crisis after Ukraine attacks Russian convoy

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:21pm by GDN

    ... to a halt but troops slip in President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for a political solution for the Ukraine crisis to avoid confrontations, the official Xinhua news agency said, as Ukraine ... is important and imperative to properly address the Ukraine crisis," Xi said, saying that efforts should be made to prevent Ukraine from falling into a humanitarian crisis. All parties should work ...




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