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  1. Business - Economy - CURRENCY

    HKMA scraps 20,000 yuan daily conversion cap in landmark reform

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 12:18pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Ending 20,000 daily limit the latest step in Beijing's internationalisation of the currency Cap on converting yuan scrapped Hong Kong will allow the city's residents to convert yuan freely from Monday- a landmark reform that marks the latest step in the internationalisation of the tightly controlled currency. The move will see the daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1638077/hkma-says-yuan-exchange-cap-lifted-november-17-when-stock-connect
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCY

    Bankers' support for scrapping of daily yuan conversion cap decisive

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:38am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The Hong Kong Monetary Authority toyed with various options on the 20,000 yuan daily exchange cap while lobbying Beijing but finally decided to press for its elimination altogether in response to demands from bankers, the Post has learned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1638441/bankers-support-scrapping-daily-yuan-conversion-cap
  3. News - World - CURRENCY

    Disney coins prove a money spinner for Pacific nation of Niue

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:04am by AFP

    ... it is unlikely any will be used as currency as the precious metal they contain is worth more than their nominal face value. "It would be the height of financial folly to buy one of these products ... It is not the first time Niue has put characters from popular culture on its currency. It issued Star Wars coins in 2011 and last year released currency with characters from the British science fiction show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615804/disney-coins-prove-money-spinner-pacific-nation-niue
  4. News - World - CURRENCY

    Ecuador set to be first country to issue its own digital currency

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Quito, Ecuador Ecuador to issue its own digital money Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, with some analysts saying it may be a first step towards abandoning the country's existing currency, the US dollar- which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which central bank officials say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581896/ecuador-set-be-first-country-issue-its-own-digital-currency
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCY

    China doubles yuan trading range against the US dollar to 2 per cent

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:01am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Currency will be allowed to move 2pc up or down in further liberalisation move Beijing doubles yuan trade band China's central bank has decided to double the daily trading band for the yuan against the US dollar from tomorrow, marking a step forward in giving the currency more flexibility. The People's Bank of China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1449679/china-doubles-yuan-trading-range-against-us-dollar-2-cent
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCY

    Yuan tumbles to 11-month low, with fears it could fall further still

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:52pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... against the greenback, but market players fear the correction is not over yet. In three days of trading since the central bank doubled the trading band for onshore yuan, the currency has fallen ... for the currency, with the yuan to potentially test a new upper trading band of 6.25 against the dollar." The overnight Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate, measuring short-term liquidity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1452745/yuan-tumbles-11-month-low-fears-it-could-fall-further-still
  7. News - World - CURRENCY

    Mt Gox finds 200,000 ‘forgotten’ bitcoins after bankruptcy filing

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Exchange finds 200,000 of virtual currency worth US$117m a week after filing for protection Bankrupt Mt Gox finds'forgotten' bitcoin stash Mt Gox said yesterday that it found 200,000 "forgotten" bitcoins on March 7, a week after the Tokyo-based digital currency exchange filed for bankruptcy protection saying it lost nearly all the 850,000 bitcoins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454300/mt-gox-finds-200000-forgotten-bitcoins-after-bankruptcy-filing
  8. News - Hong Kong - CURRENCY

    Bitcoin value makes it worthwhile target for hackers

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:43pm by DANNY LEE

    ... to a software security company. While the virtual currency reels from a US$600,000 heist that forced Canada-based Flexcoin bank to close down this week, Goh Su Gim, from Finnish-based security software firm F-Secure, said Zero Access, a virus of the type known as a "Trojan horse", was a serious threat to the virtual currency. He said the use of malicious viruses in bitcoin thefts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441960/bitcoin-value-makes-it-worthwhile-target-hackers
  9. News - Hong Kong - CURRENCY

    Troubled bitcoin loses some of its blossom in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:07am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Florist exchanges it for real cash fast as virtual money hit by hackers and a collapse in value Bitcoin may have lost a little of its bloom in HK Wilting confidence in bitcoin following hacking attacks and a collapse in its value has failed to deter an online florist from using the virtual currency. But bosses at Flower Delivery Hong Kong are making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1427203/troubled-bitcoin-loses-some-its-blossom-hong-kong
  10. News - China - CURRENCY

    Baidu stops accepting bitcoin payment after government ban

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Search engine follows central bank's lead in barring currency, causing price plunge Baidu stops bitcoin payment after ban Baidu, China's biggest internet search engine, has stopped accepting bitcoins after the central bank barred financial institutions from handling transactions, triggering a drop in the virtual currency. Bitcoin fell more than 20 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1375623/baidu-stops-accepting-bitcoin-payment-after-government-ban

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