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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Swift too quick to hail yuan as a major currency in trade finance

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to conclusion on yuan's usage The yuan has surpassed the euro to become the second most commonly used currency in global trade finance, after the US dollar. Yuan usage in trade finance grew to 8.66 ... another bar chart showing a ranking of currencies by value of worldwide payments. In this one, the yuan was No 12 with only a 0.84 per cent worldwide share, slightly behind the Thai baht ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKMA just doing its bit to bolster a tiring currency

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com HKMA just doing its bit to bolster a tiring currency The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has introduced two measures to enhance local banks' ... the entire story here and that what we really see happening is an HKMA, now the world's chief yuan cheerleader, making a valiant effort to inspire a tiring currency. We start with the evidence ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Beijing's foreign exchange policy nothing but a silly game

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rate is normal, while playing down the possibility of large capital outflows, in a statement apparently aimed at easing market concern over a sharp currency depreciation. South China Morning ... because its steady appreciation against the US dollar had given them a currency translation profit. With that gone, they were gone. "Hmmm …," said the smart fellows in Beijing, who ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Alibaba conjures up 'fantasy' returns

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vander@scmp.com Let us hope this picture does not include any foreign currency exposure or a Mr Ponzi Alibaba conjures up 'fantasy' returns with fund ... is always repaid. Oh, I see. Let's hope we also have such ironclad assurances that there is no element of foreign currency exposure in this picture nor any hint of a foreign gentleman named Mr ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Sales jockeys sending yuan customers on to the rocks

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Financial products based on confidence in an ever-rising yuan may turn out to be disastrous for buyers, given the currency's recent decline Sales jockeys sending ... the currency more flexibility. SCMP, March 16 Just tally up those calm, masterly words of assurance- "daily trading band" … "step forward" … "more flexibility". They give ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    UBS rate transgressions in Hong Kong are not what they appear to be

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... other in any currency for any given period of time? There is no set price on this as if it were a box of laundry soap in the supermarket. It depends on how the individual dealers in any bank ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't lump emerging Asia with Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in local currencies and interest rates rising. SCMP headline, February 14 It's a frequent lament these days. The Fed has reversed itself, the days of easy money are numbered, capital will now ... are submerging again because they always do. The second chart, a GDP-weighted index of currency performance by the same Asian group against the US dollar, shows the same trends. The 1997 currency crash ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's export strength does not lie in the yuan

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Export market share continues to flow to China despite yuan strength against Asian currencies China's export strength does not lie in the yuan Export woes may spur ... of both have obviously come down from their 2010 peaks but China is still clearly gaining market share. Now it is true that Beijing's currency policies have in recent years created yuan ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    How the export invoicing trick works

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 03:43am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Reality on invoicing goes where angels fear to tread Illicit capital flows into the mainland from Hong Kong through over-invoicing from 2012 to March last year are estimated to have reached US$155 billion, sparking fresh concerns over currency speculation. SCMP, January 9 So says Global Financial Integrity, a Washington-based research and advocacy group. Tick ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Question of balance for fund managers

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 01:13am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... At an exchange rate of 4.30 ringgit to the euro, that comes to 2.95 million ringgit. Here's a cheque for 2.95 million ringgit." Whatever goes out one way in any currency will always come back ... This is the basic concept behind what we call the balance of payments. Whatever goes out one way in any currency will always come back another way. If your country is in surplus on its current account, ...




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