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  1. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Central bank will invest A$1.9b, or 5pc of its foreign currency assets, in sovereign securities as bilateral economic ties increase Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing ...

  2. Rising currency likely to benefit select A shares

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Jones

    ... Other sectors will fare better as a rising currency reduces the cost of imported components and consumers benefit from increased purchasing power. HSBC, which has a bearish outlook on mainland ... that will benefit from a rising currency. Investors have a wide range of options when choosing China-focused funds- from A- or H-share focused funds to Greater China funds that invest in Taiwanese stocks ...

  3. Bonds, currency outlook good

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nichole Chan Investors advised to watch interest-rate risks, shorten fixed-income portfolios Asian bonds and currencies should perform well this year as inflation and interest rates ... and Indonesia. In addition, Ms Chan expected Asian currencies to appreciate this year as their economies strengthened. Most Asian currencies appreciated 2 per cent to 8 per cent against the US dollar ...

  4. Business - Money - CURRENCY

    Yuan investments

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com The Chinese currency is back on an appreciation path and yields are up. So what's not to like about it, asks Jasper Moiseiwitsch Get a handle on yuan The yuan appreciation story is back on the boil. After a steady drop in the volume of yuan deposits held in Hong Kong over the past year and declines registered by the currency ...

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

    Domestic investors' confidence in redback counts more than foreigners'

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... or otherwise regard it as a major currency of international trade, but because it offers a good prospect for speculating on a currency gain. In other words, Beijing has encouraged foreigners to hold yuan by artificially pushing the currency up, which could prove an unsustainable stimulus, rather than by convincing them that the soundness of the central bank's monetary policies ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Many investors do not know where their money is 'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.' The words of Jesus that appear in Luke 23:34 could be applied to the majority of Hong Kong's retail investors. In the most comp ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The name of the UBS foreign exchange strategist quoted in yesterday's report headlined 'Curbs lifted on mainland firms' foreign currency holdings' should have been Nizam Idris. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Dim sum debt leapfrogs rivals to be best in Asia

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Dim sum debt leapfrogs rivals to be best in Asia Dim sum bonds were transformed into the best local-currency company notes in Asia this year from the worst in 2011, and are among ... currency company bonds from any other Asian country, according to HSBC indices. Dim sum debt beat the 4.8 per cent on non-government Hong Kong dollar notes and the 4.7 per cent increase in similar ...

  9. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Low interest rates

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... governments are competing aggressively to keep rates down to avoid an appreciation in the value of their currencies. This is good news for borrowers, assuming they can obtain loans in this tough ... of foreign currency deposits (because you need to take a view on their relative strength compared with the Hong Kong dollar) offers few alternatives. Among major currencies accessible through local ...

  10. New products

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HSBC has extended its online and phone banking currency exchange service around the clock. The change means customers can trade past normal banking hours to capture opportunities during foreign market openings. The currency exchange service will cover 11 major currencies, including the yuan, Singapore dollar and Thai baht. During a promotional period until March 31, the bank ...




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