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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rate cuts may put China on road to debasing currency

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Move by the central bank does the health of the country's financial system no good by debasing the currency to sustain high growth China plays with fire in cutting ... price inflation of more than 25 per cent. There is a point at which any central bank just runs out of options and resorts to debasing the currency. We are a long way from this yet but a foot has ...

  2. Business - Money - YUAN

    Rate cuts may put China on road to debasing currency

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 08:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp There is a point at which any central bank just runs out of options and resorts to debasing the currency. We are a long way from this yet but a foot has now been set ... per cent. There is a point at which any central bank just runs out of options and resorts to debasing the currency. We are a long way from this yet but a foot has now been set on the path. ...

  3. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Japan escalates currency war

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:05am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Japan escalates currency war While Group of 20 leaders over the weekend were eyeing Ukraine and the Middle East, another warrior has lifted the ante. ... European currencies have surrendered 8 to 10 per cent against the greenback, Asian ones 1 to 8 per cent and Russia 35 per cent. This is especially unfair to mainland China and Hong Kong, which aim ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Currency strength damps interest in yuan loans

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:19am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Mainland borrowers look for cheaper options to meet funding needs Currency strength damps yuan loan activity Hong Kong banks have been happy to extend yuan ... Tellingly, the yuan loan-deposit ratio in August in Hong Kong was about 13 per cent, well below the 74 per cent average for all currencies. Borrowing an appreciating currency means the borrower ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong's financial secretary rejects call to change the currency peg

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by Amy Nip, CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Amy Nip and Chim Sau-wai Don't change the peg, says John Tsang Hong Kong does not need to change its currency peg to the US dollar, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said ... Wong Tung-shun, HSBC's Asia-Pacific chief executive, that the currency's future should be reviewed. That could include scrapping the long-standing peg to the US dollar and switching ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - THE VIEW

    China speeds up transformation of yuan into global currency after crisis

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Yuan's transformation into a global currency has been speedy, but major reforms are needed if China is to seriously challenge the US dollar's status Dollar ... This is the privilege of being the world's reserve-currency country and one that other nations have been grumbling about for decades, starting with the French in the 1960s. A tipping point of frustration ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - YUAN

    Major steps in easing capital controls

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:14am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for yuan to become an investment currency. “The yuan has been widely used in trade settlements but not yet as investment or as reserve currency. This is because there are few yuan shares listed ... of base currency or pegged status.” Henry Chan, chief investment officer of BEA Union Investment Management, said it would take some years for the yuan to become fully convertible and achieve ...

  8. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    The euro is a broken currency and possibly beyond repair

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown Weakening of euro against the US dollar is a symptom of fiscal and monetary failures, with much of the blame lying at the door of the ECB The euro is a broken currency ... Right now, the fundamentals are clearly stacking up against the euro- relative growth, inflation, interest rate and bond yield differentials all undermine confidence in the currency. The euro ...

  9. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    US dollar strong as lower deficit, Fed tapering buoys currency

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Global supply of US dollars set to shrink as America's need to export currency declines US dollar to stay strong as deficit falls and Fed tapers The US dollar looks ... index may have hit a four-year high on Tuesday, but the currency's strength rests on solid foundations. The current account deficit means the United States effectively exports dollars ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    G20 regulators agree on plan to minimise currency manipulation

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Regulators agree on plan to minimise manipulation The one-minute window for setting a widely used currency market benchmark should be extended to five minutes to make ... for allegedly manipulating the US$5 trillion a day currency market, prompting regulators to map out reforms. "Extending the width of the window to five minutes strikes a balance between reducing ...




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