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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    HKMA on alert as it defends peg in first currency market intervention in 18 months

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in currency markets for the first time in 18 months to defend the peg to the US dollar. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought US$2.1 billion to help curb the rise of the Hong Kong dollar against the greenback, after the local currency had been pushed to the upper limit of the range that triggers intervention to support the peg. Financial market volatility … could impact on our property market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1545170/systemic-risk-answers-sought-hkma-intervenes-currency
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan surges up currency rankings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Use of mainland currency in trade makes it No2 payment type between China and rest of world Yuan moves higher in globalrankings The yuan has become the second-most popular currency in cross-border transactions between China and the rest of the world, driven by its greater use in global trade and investment as offshore yuan hubs spring up, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1542085/yuan-surges-currency-rankings
  3. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Risky times for fragile five currencies

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Rising oil prices have raised concern over the currencies of Indonesia, South Africa, India, Turkey and Brazil Risky times for fragile five After months spent working to erase their image as emerging markets to avoid, the Iraqi crisis and its influence on oil prices are putting the fragile five currencies back on investors' sell lists. The Indonesian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539902/risky-times-fragile-five-currencies
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    PBOC keeps yuan traders guessing as currency rallies

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... traders guessing as currency rallies Mainland policymakers have been saying since February that two-way swings in the yuan are the "new norm". A surprise surge in the currency shows ... of a five-year rally. Looking ahead, we see the currency to remain at the current level JIAN CHANG, BARCLAYS ECONOMIST Just as traders got used to a declining yuan in recent months, the currency changed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1529554/pboc-keeps-yuan-traders-guessing-currency-rallies
  5. News - World - CURRENCIES

    MIT to give US$100 of bitcoin to all students to foster use of virtual currency on campus

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:12pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian US$500m project backed by university graduate aims to foster virtual currency use MIT to give US$100 of bitcoin to all students Undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be given US$100 worth of bitcoin when they return to study this autumn, in an attempt to jumpstart a bitcoin ecosystem. The project is being led by Jeremy Rubin, 19, an undergraduate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501107/mit-give-us100-bitcoin-all-students-foster-use-virtual-currency-campus
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan decades away from being global reserve currency

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:18am by Victoria Ruan

    ... observers say the mainland currency has more often been chased by speculators than serving as a US dollar-type "safe haven". The central government has made clear its ambition to boost ... to further liberalise the market, before the yuan can become a global reserve currency. They estimate the process could take decades. Beijing has signed bilateral swap deals and set up offshore yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1475607/yuan-decades-away-being-global-reserve-currency
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    New Zealand-China currency deal to boost bilateral investments

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Direct conversion between the kiwi and the yuan will further encourage bilateral investments beyond dairy products to health care and aviation NZ-China deal to boost trade The recent deal with China to allow direct trading bet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1457351/new-zealand-china-currency-deal-boost-bilateral-investments
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan's recent decline is normal, says China's currency regulator

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:34am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com After currency falls by 1pc over past week, SAFE says the fluctuations are nothing to worry about Yuan's recent decline normal,says ... in a statement apparently aimed at easing market concern over a sharp currency depreciation. "People shouldn't read too much into recent fluctuations of the yuan's exchange rate, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1435959/yuans-recent-decline-normal-says-chinas-currency-regulator
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Big challenges ahead for yuan to go global

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com While the currency's role in trade is likely to grow, convertibility issue will limit its use for investment or as a reserve unit Big challenges ahead for yuan to go global Wind the clock back five years and just over a dozen transactions marked the yuan's first tentative steps on the path to becoming an international currency. Now it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543257/big-challenges-ahead-yuan-go-global
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's QDII scheme to increase outflow of yuan stalls

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Jeanny Yu

    ... currency. But the qualified domestic institutional investor scheme is facing a setback: only 52 billion yuan (HK$64.9 billion) was held in QDII funds at the end of last month, the lowest level since ... third-party-managed funds on their QDII platforms," it said. "However, creating, managing and servicing more sophisticated in-house products, such as equity-linked notes and currency-hedged funds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557335/beijings-qdii-scheme-increase-outflow-yuan-stalls

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