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  1. Business - China Business - MARKETS

    Mainland Chinese financial firms will be through train’s biggest winners

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... under the scheme. The other reason is the currency. The stock through train is an important step forward for Beijing to encourage investors to use the yuan for investment. As such, both directions of the train use yuan – mainland Chinese pay brokers in yuan to trade Hong Kong stocks while mainland China’s clearing house would handle the currency exchange in Shanghai. On the Hong ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Chinese stock markets edge up after National Day break

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:47am by Ray Chan

    ... along with others in the region, were hit hard by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's remarks that a weak-currency policy has hurt small businesses, dashing hopes for an additional monetary boost ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    City's offshore yuan pool under threat from trade discount

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Jeanny Yu

    ... currency throughout September, with the gap at one point reaching almost 300 pips for the first time in two years. The last time the offshore yuan traded at such a wide discount was between ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Regional indices end mixed after US Fed says rates still some time away

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Reuters

    ... the softer currency is not significantly buoying sales. The Nikkei ended 1.1 per cent higher at 16,067.57 points, the highest closing level since early January. The broader Topix rose 1 per cent ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    EU easing under ‘Draghinomics’ a pipedream

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:25am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... economy. In July 2012, when financial markets feared that Europe's single-currency area might break apart, Draghi promised to do "whatever it takes to preserve the euro", which ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong's Exchange Fund turns around from loss to HK$50.5b gain in first half

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Kong Monetary Authority, which manages the fund used as a reserve to back the local currency, said it now has HK$3.07 trillion as gains were mainly driven by better investment returns in bonds ...

  10. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Emerging markets still haunted by the Fed

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:15am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... on local currency debt- which is riskier given the vulnerability of many emerging market currencies- has fallen to 6.5 per cent from nearly 7.2 per cent in January. Equities have risen 5.1 per cent ... vulnerable emerging markets had ever been dubbed the "Fragile Five". The currencies of three members of this group- Turkey, India and Indonesia- have risen 8 per cent, 4.7 per cent ...




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