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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:56am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Hong Kong focuses on bitcoin Hong Kong hosts its first conference on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. More people in Hong Kong are becoming interested in either mining or trading the virtual currency. Panel experts will consider how safe the currency is and whether it is a worthwhile investment. The conference ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by STAFF

    ... commitment to free enterprise. During his election campaign, Modi vowed to introduce economic reforms, create employment and boost foreign investment. High inflation, a weak currency and a decline ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by STAFF

    ... and other virtual currencies for gambling payments.   Abuse scandal employer due in court The former employer of maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (pictured) is scheduled to appear before magistrates ...

  4. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    Hong Kong takes dollar down a peg

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... this is due to money coming from offshore, or because funds holding foreign currency in Hong Kong have decided to buy investments such as stocks and property. In any case, lots of people are buying Hong Kong dollars in preparation to buy Hong Kong assets, creating appreciation pressure on the local currency. Two weeks ago the Monetary Authority traded HK$14.4 billion for foreign ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:36am by STAFF

    ... currency fans gathering to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the cryptocurrency. Supporters argue no central authority or banks can own or control the digital money. Trust-building in digital currency exchanges, global payment systems and the hurdles faced by Bitcoin entrepreneurs are topics being addressed by delegates.   China braces for Asian Cup qualifiers Guangzhou ...

  6. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    Banking on a weaker yen

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by STEFAN HOFER

    ... downward plunge against the United States dollar. In mid-May the yen broke through the psychologically significant 100 barrier, which invariably means that currency forecasters' sense ... development is that while foreign investors have been cheering (buying Japanese equities and hedging their currency risk), the Japanese have been net sellers of stocks. Of course every trade requires ...

  7. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    US Elections and Financial Implications

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by HARTMUT ISSEL

    ... a currency manipulator and has vowed to do so on his first day if he gets elected. While Obama stopped short of taking this view, he lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation accusing China of illegally subsidising auto exports. While there is no universally accepted method of determining the fair value of the yuan against the dollar, the fact that China's currency ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am

    ... countries to worry about competitive currency devaluations.   Assange marks one year in embassy The founder of WikiLeaks marks his first full year holder up in Ecuador's embassy in London. ...

  9. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    Re-elected prime minister thinking big in Japan

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by STEFAN HOFER

    ... programme affect markets? The most obvious place to start is with the yen, which dropped last week against major currencies, and could stay weak for a long time. The Abe plan also has implications for Japanese stocks, which on average tend to rise as the currency falls, as a weaker yen spells more profits for exporters. Indeed, the Nikkei has jumped more than 15 per cent since October while ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the global economic crisis, a cooling of the mining boom combined with a stubbornly high currency is eating into Australia's corporate tax revenue. Treasurer Wayne Swan will put the plan, which ...




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