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  1. Business - Money - YUAN

    Rate cuts may put China on road to debasing currency

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 08:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp There is a point at which any central bank just runs out of options and resorts to debasing the currency. We are a long way from this yet but a foot has now been set ... per cent. There is a point at which any central bank just runs out of options and resorts to debasing the currency. We are a long way from this yet but a foot has now been set on the path. ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... here is that in order to rig the exchange rate of the yuan at officially designated levels, the PBOC has been forced to mop up vast foreign-currency inflows from trade receipts and foreign investment. It was either this or two other choices: (1) let the US dollar circulate widely within the country as an everyday currency of transaction or (2) let the yuan exchange rate find its own ...

  4. 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

    ... of deposits, which we guaranteed six years ago, consisted of Hong Kong dollar deposits. The rest was all foreign currency. Deposits sourced from abroad, mostly US dollars, held in Hong Kong ... thrift and hard work. In fact, the guarantee was made without sufficient assets to back it. The foreign currency deposits at the time outweighed our free fiscal savings by more than three to one. ...

  5. Beijing risks offering currency speculators a bet they can't refuse

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not feature one immediate 10 per cent or 20 per cent revaluation but a creeping one, probably by linking the yuan to a currency basket of trade partners. It may not be what speculators had earlier ... But this is not the mainland economy of 10 or 20 years ago. I have my reservations about how well it will work this time. In the first place, the basket of trade-linked currencies is an illusion. The currency in which ...

  6. Currency speculators' failed bets leave the market short-changed

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... began to leave but then they returned for another go late last year, in less force, as the US dollar began to sink more quickly against other world currencies. Still no joy, however, and now we ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Head scratching in HKMA can make way for reality of mainland-bound capital movements How HK goes with the flow and reaps the rewards Hong Kong must stay alert to the possibility of large capital outflows even as its currency has had unusual strength recently due to inflows for acquisitions, share dividends and related transactions, an official of the Hong Kong ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's export strength does not lie in the yuan

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Export market share continues to flow to China despite yuan strength against Asian currencies China's export strength does not lie in the yuan Export woes may spur ... of both have obviously come down from their 2010 peaks but China is still clearly gaining market share. Now it is true that Beijing's currency policies have in recent years created yuan ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Our peg works and should be kept but it mightn't be

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... who designed the currency board system that marks its 30th anniversary this week. SCMP, October 14 With the boss having decided to give this 30th anniversary some extra coverage, I may as well ... on an excellent currency hedge. This place is a town of optimists, always. The big appeal of the peg that John Greenwood devised was that it was such a simple mechanism. The government would (in effect) ...

  10. Trojan Horse argument falls at first fence

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... myself were it not that Bloomberg sponsors these opinions and carries them round the world. Mr Pesek's theme in his latest column (Hong Kong Is Trojan Horse for China Currency, September 24) ... talks and what it talks in volume now is currency strength here. Likewise, you seem to forget something in praising the idea that Hong Kong scrap its peg to the US dollar in favour of one ...




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