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

    China's currency swap deal with Switzerland is just plain dumb

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp China's currency swap deal with Swiss is just plain dumb Switzerland stepped closer to becoming an offshore yuan hub yesterday after it signed a bilateral currency ... came to US$182.2 billion. And now here is the problem. What can you do with US$182 billion in China? The country's currency is the yuan. You may buy a few things with US dollars, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559951/chinas-currency-swap-deal-switzerland-just-plain-dumb
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... here is that in order to rig the exchange rate of the yuan at officially designated levels, the PBOC has been forced to mop up vast foreign-currency inflows from trade receipts and foreign investment. It was either this or two other choices: (1) let the US dollar circulate widely within the country as an everyday currency of transaction or (2) let the yuan exchange rate find its own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1567901/easy-way-out-foreign-inflows-comes-price-china
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why HK needs to be cautious about deposit guarantee

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:14pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of deposits, which we guaranteed six years ago, consisted of Hong Kong dollar deposits. The rest was all foreign currency. Deposits sourced from abroad, mostly US dollars, held in Hong Kong ... thrift and hard work. In fact, the guarantee was made without sufficient assets to back it. The foreign currency deposits at the time outweighed our free fiscal savings by more than three to one. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1566181/why-hk-needs-be-cautious-about-deposit-guarantee
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1373177/swift-too-quick-hail-yuan-major-currency-trade-finance
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Head scratching in HKMA can make way for reality of mainland-bound capital movements How HK goes with the flow and reaps the rewards Hong Kong must stay alert to the possibility of large capital outflows even as its currency has had unusual strength recently due to inflows for acquisitions, share dividends and related transactions, an official of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561436/hong-kong-goes-flow-and-reaps-rewards-capital-movements
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1292185/hkma-just-doing-its-bit-bolster-tiring-currency
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Global yuan meets down-to-earth reality

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Junk the hype and behold a rigged currency tied to a weak financial sector and a dysfunctional stock market that all spells funny money Global yuan meets down-to-earth reality March of the yuan as global currency has passed the point of no return SCMP headline Insight page, May 7 Two days earlier it was the same message with the same placement on the Insight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1506937/global-yuan-meets-down-earth-reality
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    HK Electric may be right about idea of importing power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that government must have direct input in key industries and, secondly, that sales to Hong Kong would be paid for in hard currency rather than funny money. I think HK Electric has the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1527546/hk-electric-may-be-right-about-idea-importing-power-mainland
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1438124/beijings-foreign-exchange-policy-nothing-silly-game
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    No pills to treat Beijing's headache over required reserves

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 12:49am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... currency, mostly US dollars, as the value of goods exported abroad far exceeds the value of goods imported from abroad. And now what do we do with all these US dollars? Hmmm... can't just have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1499437/no-pills-treat-beijings-headache-over-required-reserves

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