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  1. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Getting carried away with emerging market carry trades

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:12am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... in 2012), registered their seventh consecutive week of inflows. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which tracks non-resident holdings of local currency debt, foreign investors are once ... in higher-yielding markets, as the carry trade- borrowing funds in low-yielding currencies, such as the yen and the euro, to invest them in higher-yielding assets- comes back into fashion. Yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1517738/getting-carried-away-carry-trades
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Transparency needed in central banks' equity buying binge

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:57am by David Marsh

    ... to increase depleted yields on their much-increased reserves of foreign currencies. Central banks may be overstretching themselves. Jens Weidmann, president of Germany's Bundesbank- which retains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1533796/transparency-needed-central-banks-equity-buying-binge
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Emerging distinctions

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:03am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... What a difference a few months can make. In January, emerging market currencies were taking a beating as investors fretted about China's slowing economy and a plethora of country-specific risks, notably the Turkish central bank's reluctance to raise interest rates to defend the country's wilting currency, the lira. While emerging Europe's currencies bore the brunt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1502001/emerging-distinctions
  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Gloomy Hong Kong investors shun property in favour of bonds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Jeanny Yu

    ... was equity, same as in the fourth quarter last year, followed by money and currency markets, bonds, cash, gold and property. Buying a house is the third biggest reason for Hong Kong people to save, ... Kong currency is pegged- fell to zero in 2009. Average home prices across the city have risen 125 per cent since then, pushing them far beyond the reach of the average Hongkonger while salary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1517510/gloomy-hong-kong-investors-shun-property-favour
  5. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Once-red-hot yuan funds lose heat as currency flattens

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Slowing appreciation, mainland restrictions and other investment options take edge off investor interest in funds once in big demand Red-hot yuan funds lose heat as currency flattens Yuan-denominated funds, once in big demand by investors keen to punt on an appreciation of the mainland currency, have lost their appeal. As the pace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1056157/once-red-hot-yuan-funds-lose-heat-currency-flattens
  6. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Service sector shines as FDI in China hits US$40b for January-April period

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:52am by CELINE SUN AND REUTERS

    ... including more tax breaks, credit insurance and currency hedging options to exporters, will be launched. The government wants to attract foreign direct investment to the services sector, high-end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1513362/foreign-investment-china-5pc-mostly-services
  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Funds returning to Chinese stocks as reforms seen improving prospects

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong China’s first-ever domestic bond defaults, a weakening currency and slowing economic growth are not normal buy signals, but money managers see them as a sign ... in the right direction,” said Bill Maldonado, Asia-Pacific chief investment officer for HSBC Global Asset Management. “What would you call the widening of the currency bands? What would you call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1471342/funds-returning-chinese-stocks-reforms-seen
  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Asian reits still attractive despite rate rise

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by Peggy Sito

    ... into account currency fluctuations, he said. Asia-Pacific reits are located in three economic blocs- the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, China and the Association of Southeast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1498396/asian-reits-still-attractive-despite-rate-rise
  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Angola state fund keen on Hong Kong capital markets

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in government bonds, bonds issued by the mainland's state-owned enterprises and currency instruments, he said. "Hong Kong is a platform for investment in the yuan. We will see whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1498618/angola-state-fund-keen-hong-kong-capital-markets
  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Debt in riskiest markets a frontier too far?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... in the country's oil industry embarrassed the government. This put further strain on Nigeria's already vulnerable currency, the naira, which plunged to a record low against the dollar. Nigeria's ... currency, the kwacha, forced the country's central bank to raise interest rates by a hefty 175 basis points last month to 12 per cent. The good news is that investors demanded a higher premium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1485765/debt-riskiest-markets-may-be-frontier-too-far

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