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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Currency losses spark sell-off in bonds and stocks

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Currency losses spark sell-off in bonds and stocks Emerging market stocks fell 1.5 per cent, currencies tumbled to fresh lows and bond yield spreads blew out ... situation. Christensen said the currency weakness would continue to filter through to stock and bond markets as foreign dollar-based investors see their losses piling up. "People are worried ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Dual-currency IPOs on the way, says PwC

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com After a freeze lasting eight months, Hong Kong's growing yuan deposit pool looks likely to help spark a revival of yuan-denominated IPOs Dual-currency IPOs on the way, says PwC Two or three dual-currency IPOs are likely in the second half of this year as market sentiment improves and interest in such deals grows with Hong Kong's ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    HKEx to add yuan futures in night trading session

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKEx looks to extend trading hours for the products from April to allow for hedging by investors in the wake of recent volatility in the currency HK to add yuan futures in night trade session Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing will add yuan currency futures in an after-hours evening session from April 7 in its latest effort to promote yuan products. ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    What price political risk?

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:43am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... the country's already battered currency, the rouble, fell 3 per cent to a record low against the US dollar. It raised interest rates by 150 basis points and spent US$11 billion shoring up the rouble ... by a fiscal crisis in Greece, which was perceived to be of little significance to the rest of Europe's single-currency area. Against that backdrop, it is clear that markets are too complacent, ...

  5. Business - Commodities - MARKETS

    Gold trading to open up to foreigners in Shanghai

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Daniel Ren

    ... part of Beijing's efforts to internationalise the currency. Spot and forward gold trading will be conducted on the "international board" as analysts foresee a keen interest from ...

  6. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Panic in the air as sell-off in emerging markets enters new phase

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro Panic in the air as sell-off in emerging markets enters new phase with slide in currencies, stocks and bonds Crash course At the end of last year, investor sentiment towards emerging markets was bleak. Now, the whiff of panic is in the air. Last week's aggressive rise in Turkey's interest rates to shore up the country's wilting lira currency, has ...

  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    HKEx sets low margin level for trading in new yuan currency futures

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKEx hopes the small amount required as deposit for trading in the new currency contract would encourage investors Margin set low for yuan futures Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has set the margin for its yuan currency futures at a relatively low level to lure investors. It said yesterday the margin for the futures, to be launched on Monday, would ...

  8. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Fear grips markets as investors worry about China's growth and US profits

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... currency in Turkey, South Africa and elsewhere- a rout that touched off concerns of a new crisis brewing in one or more of the world's emerging markets. Many analysts said a gradual end of Fed ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    HKEx builds on success of night trading session

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 02:42am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the bourse said it would add mini-HSI futures and mini-China index futures- both popular with retail investors- to night trading early next year. It also plans to introduce yuan currency futures ... a smaller contract value than that of a standard futures contract, which has made them popular with investors," Cheung said. "The yuan currency futures are not widely traded ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    Hong Kong and Singapore bourses agree to co-operate on yuan business

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 11:40pm by ENOCH YIU AND JEANNY YU

    ... director of VC Brokerage in Hong Kong, said: "It would be good for the HKEx to have SGX as a partner instead of a rival. They could work together on the yuan business as the currency ...




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