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  1. Yuan shares offer no currency advantage for HK investors

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the future appreciation of China's currency. It's a seductive sales pitch. But if you stop and think about it for a moment, you will realise it doesn't hang together. That's because what affects performance is not the currency a stock is denominated in, but the currency of the issuer's assets and earnings. To see why, imagine what would happen if the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964884/yuan-shares-offer-no-currency-advantage-hk-investors
  2. Lenders book 6.8b yuan in forex losses as currency appreciates

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent this year after a 6.9 per cent gain last year. Mainland banks usually find it difficult to hedge against currency risks due to the lack of futures for the yuan. The markets for swaps ... The exchange loss was mainly due to huge sums of foreign currency yet to be converted back into yuan by the central bank, the mainland's National Business Daily quoted an ICBC official as saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636641/lenders-book-68b-yuan-forex-losses-currency-appreciates
  3. Hang Seng flourishes on weaker currency

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... currencies in October, the amount of foreign capital flowing into Hong Kong has increased dramatically, according to analysts. And a lot has gone into stocks. The extra demand has pushed the Hang Seng Index 10.8 per cent higher in the past six weeks, outperforming all other markets in the region except Jakarta. When the US dollar falls, other currencies typically get stronger. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481036/hang-seng-flourishes-weaker-currency
  4. Love notes

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis As yuan deposits in Hong Kong exceed HK$450 billion, Hong Kong investors' enthusiasm for the currency remains unbridled. This is even though the yield on the investments ... to be yield-insensitive, as the abiding view is that the real pay-off is in growth securities. This includes yuan assets, thanks to a common belief that the currency is as much as 40 per cent undervalued against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969134/love-notes
  5. In Brief

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK foreign currency reserves at US$133.2b Hong Kong's foreign currency reserves increased US$500 million to US$133.2 billion last month, a 0.37 per cent increase on November. However, Singapore, with US$135.3 billion, overtook Hong Kong as the world's seventh-largest holder of foreign currency behind the mainland, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, Korea and India. Share sale approved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577924/brief
  6. New-home sales plunge to 27-month low

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Sales of new homes dropped to a 27-month low with just 27 properties sold last month, as the Hong Kong government's cooling measures take effect to drive out speculators, according to a property agent. Prior to the measures, real estate agen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734351/new-home-sales-plunge-27-month-low
  7. Yuan settlement grows in cross-border trade

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu For the past 50 years, the mighty US dollar has greased the wheels of the global economy. Now executives such as Thomas Burkhalter are focused on a currency which a few years ago hardly went beyond its own borders. The increasing globalisation of the yuan is impacting on the factory floor and boardroom. While global bankers and politicians fret about the currency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725305/yuan-settlement-grows-cross-border-trade
  8. Business Digest

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China Shipping unable to chart course out of gloom China Shipping Development, one of the mainland's largest oil and commodities shipping groups, said a capacity glut and high oil prices will continue to cast a pall over the industry this year. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995691/business-digest
  9. Brokers, insurers push for yuan products

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of the mainland currency. Leading the lobby for currency reform to pave the way for such yuan products is Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, operator of the city's stock and derivatives' markets, ... currency for yuan, we would have more yuan circulating in Hong Kong for investment purposes.' Lawmaker Chim Pui-chung, who represents the financial services sector in the Legislative Council, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706642/brokers-insurers-push-yuan-products
  10. CCB profit rises 15pc on surge in fee income

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... China Construction Bank Corp, the nation's second-largest lender, said profit attributable to shareholders rose 15.3 per cent last year because of an increase in fee income and a drop in bad-debt charges. The bank, 57 per cent owned by state-controll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710051/ccb-profit-rises-15pc-surge-fee-income

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