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  1. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

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

    ... 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 its currency cap for at least another two years, amid the weak economic revival in the euro zone. Swiss exports to Russia amounted to 1.3 billion francs (HK$10.9 billion) in the first half, ...

  2. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Pound on glacial glide

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:44am by Nicole Elliott

    ... and the moving average convergence/divergence were both bearish, represents not so much weakness in the euro as strength in the pound (the pound has gained against other currencies, too). The trend looks ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Cushman & Wakefield CEO sees growth in markets further afield

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:56am by Sandy Li

    ... for investors? When the British pound was the only currency considered safe, US or Asian investors would want to move to London to buy real estate or try to find investment based on the pound. But when ...

  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. Business - Economy

    German contraction a danger to fragile euro-zone recovery

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

    ... 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 ... for the currency bloc this week, while Bundesbank estimates for Germany are due in December. With the 18-nation economy stagnating last quarter and a preliminary survey of purchasing managers showing ...

  6. News - World - EUROPE

    Anti-euro Alternative for Germany wins seats in Saxony state poll

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Berlin German anti-euro party wins first state seats A party that wants to revamp or dump the euro currency has been elected to a German state assembly for the first ... on the rolls actually voted. AfD could enter two more state parliaments in a fortnight, when the eastern states of Thuringia and Brandenburg hold elections. Spaniards hoard pre-euro currency Whether ...

  7. News - World - EUROPE

    David Cameron lauds reform stance of new EU chief Donald Tusk

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... euro-zone summits despite Poland, like Britain, not using the euro single currency. Tusk suggested there was room for compromise on Cameron's concerns over the abuse of the welfare system ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Swiss central bank ready to defend franc cap

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Reuters

    ... continue to stand ready [to defend the cap] by unlimited currency purchases if necessary." The SNB had not had to intervene to defend the cap for the past two years, Jordan said. It introduced ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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