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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

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    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Sticky goings-on in Teflon Thailand

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:43am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... purchases proved far more damaging to the baht than Thailand's own political conflict. What's more, the yield on Thailand's benchmark 10-year local currency debt has fallen from 4.2 ... on Thai local currency bonds have risen 4 per cent this year, compared with a rise of 3.6 per cent for JP Morgan's benchmark emerging-markets local currency bond index. However, the strains ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Thailand stocks fall, baht drops amid martial law

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... falling to a one-week low of 32.66. Five-year credit-default swaps rose three basis points to 128 in Hong Kong. The currency pared losses on suspected intervention by the central bank, according to Kozo Hasegawa, a currency trader at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking. The banking system and financial markets functioned normally yesterday after the army's announcement on martial law, Bank ...

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    If history repeats itself, Hang Seng Index could top out in 2014

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:47am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... of the post-second world war Bretton Woods currency accord and the oil shock. The index crashed through the 200 level to bottom out at about 150 by December 1974. Peaks are important, because they show ...




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