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  1. Beijing warns of 'trade war' over US currency bill

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for its currency policies. US lawmakers have accused Beijing of manipulating the value of the yuan to keep it artificially low in order to boost exports. In a rare move, the central bank, ... at forcing Beijing to let its currency float freely, and accused Washington of politicising global currency issues. The US Senate voted on Monday to allow a debate on the bill, which would force ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Dangers of a long China-Japan rift

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... region has enjoyed large external surpluses and strong currencies for the past decade, during which it has built trade and currency co-operation. But global conditions are becoming more ... Regional co-operation will be even more urgent should another calamity occur- the collapse of the euro zone, which would bring another global financial crisis, huge currency volatility and, quite ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Restraint needed on China-bashing during US election

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... race for the White House, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has gone one better, if that is the word, by pledging to risk a trade war on his first day in office by declaring China a currency ... of an allegedly undervalued currency. There are good reasons for this. Sino-US relations are navigating a sensitive course between renewed US strategic commitment to the region, and tensions between China ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of political leadership bad for business

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... the election-year bluster against Beijing, with Romney repeatedly pledging to label China a currency manipulator as soon as he takes office. Asian governments also come in for criticism: members worry about ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran still able to beat sanctions and sell oil to key markets in Asia

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... in to provide the insurance necessary to deliver the oil. India has also allowed a handful of Iranian financial institutions to open accounts in the South Asian nation in the local currency, the rupee, ... China has negotiated discount rates for Iranian oil, although Tehran denies cutting prices. What is clear is that the more Tehran has to use local currencies and barter trades, the less it has ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's economic reforms carry risks and benefits, analysts say

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... trading activity was seen as a threat to government control and most of the reforms were rolled back three years later. Then there was a disastrous currency "revaluation" in 2009 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... has showed a tough posture toward China, vowing to label China as a currency manipulator on his first day in office if he is to be elected. But he has attracted less attention from the Chinese ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To win, Romney must first show where he stands

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... to be flexible. Sadly, this was not the time, politically, to moderate his populist pledge to declare China a "currency manipulator" on day one in office, which would risk a destructive trade ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why US presidential candidates should care about global opinion

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Hammond

    ... nominee has accused of stealing US technology and intellectual property, and of currency manipulation- with the implicit threat of sanctions should he become president. Given the large stakes ...

  10. Arms and yuan on the table at US-China talks

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com US and Chinese diplomats met yesterday amid rising tensions between the two powers over currency and Washington's arms sales to Taiwan. ... headed towards a final Senate vote on legislation that would retaliate against Beijing for alleged currency manipulation. 'The talks will focus on the currency issue, as the US Senate ...




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