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  1. 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
  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCY

    China, Britain central banks agree on currency swap line

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 01:22pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Bank of England and the People’s Bank of China have signed an agreement to establish a reciprocal, three-year sterling-yuan currency swap line, Britain’s ... the capability to facilitate renminbi liquidity to eligible institutions in the UK.” It is the latest in a string of bilateral currency agreements that China has signed in recent years to promote use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1267220/china-britain-central-banks-agree-currency-swap-line
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Business - Money - CURRENCY

    HKMA in HK$12 billion currency cooling measure

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by PAGGIE LEUNG AND ENOCH YIU

    ... Kong Monetary Authority stepped into the currency market again yesterday to weaken the Hong Kong dollar as the rush of "hot money" continues to flow into the city. The de facto ... the local currency. Such action is not unprecedented in the city. The authority was obliged to intervene significantly during the global financial crisis that began in 2008 to manage an inflow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1103292/hkma-hk12-billion-currency-cooling-measure
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - World - CURRENCY

    Apple accused of having unstated policy against bitcoin payments

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 07:43pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Industry players accuse the company of having an unstated policy against the internet currency Apple blocks bitcoin payments on message app Apple has forced a secure messaging ... of virtual currency is not appropriate for the App Store", a rule which is not outlined in the company's own App Store guidelines. Rob Sama, the creator of BitPak, another bitcoin app ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1378318/apple-accused-having-unstated-policy-against-bitcoin-payments
  10. News - World - CURRENCY

    Norwegian's forgotten US$25 bitcoins enough to buy luxury flat

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 09:14pm by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Norwegian's US$25 virtual currency purchase in 2009 becomes US$847,000 windfall; he cashes in part of it for an apartment in Oslo Forgotten bitcoins enough to buy a flat The meteoric rise in the bitcoin virtual currency has meant that within the space of four years, one Norwegian man's forgotten US$25 investment has turned into an US$847,000 windfall. Kristoffer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1343834/norwegians-forgotten-us25-bitcoins-enough-buy-luxury-flat

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