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  1. Private equity funds gaining currency

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... in the developed economies. 'Although attracting foreign currency funds can bring in technology and experience to nurture the domestic market, China is in a situation where foreign reserves ...

  2. China Insurance puts a premium on foreign currency

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Causeway Bay. Mr Feng says CIIH is preparing to sell policies with foreign-currency premiums this year. Mr Feng said the Hong Kong-listed insurer was hoping to secure regulatory support for the products to help mainlanders manage and improve returns on their foreign-currency assets. CIIH last month issued a profit warning for last year because of a goodwill write-down related to its asset ...

  3. Ask our experts

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of investment teams and market solutions, Societe Generale Private Banking) is asked: Is active currency trading recommended (given that such trading is effectively zero sum, and currency movements are highly difficult to predict- perhaps making an exception for the yuan)? Currency trading can take several forms. Active currency trading is a type of high-risk investment that usually involves ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Americans get taste for dim sum bonds thanks to spate of US-listed ETFs

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Parsons moneypost@scmp.com In late September, just as local-currency Asian bonds were haemorrhaging value, US money was being poured into dim sum bonds. Two US asset managers launched ... Yuan Bond ETF provides investors with the chance to benefit from the appreciation potential of the yuan, a currency that previously has been difficult to access,' says Scott Minerd, chief ...

  6. Looser China can get yuan rolling

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The mainland will need to liberalise its capital market more if it wants the yuan to become an international investment currency, according to the Asia-Pacific ... trillion in assets under management, is keen to expand in Asia. McCombe said the yuan had become a trade settlement currency after Beijing decided to relax the rules in 2009 for firms using ...

  7. 'China factor' boosts funds industry by 18.6pc

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's fund management industry grew to HK$10.09 trillion last year, up 18.6 per cent from a year earlier, as investors returned to the market after the 2008 financial crisis, Securities and Futures Commission figure ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Chicago's CME takes on HKEx in futures for offshore yuan

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... biggest futures exchange, will introduce deliverable futures for offshore yuan in the fourth quarter as growing use of the currency in world trade fuels demand for hedging tools. The move will put ... at a premium to the onshore spot rate for most of the time between April 2009 and August last year, reflecting expectations the currency would appreciate. Bank of China formed a strategic alliance ...

  9. Secondary sales highest in six weeks

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Transaction activity in the secondary market last week saw the highest growth in the past six weeks, but prices stabilised. Agents said the market had entered a consolidation phase with eager home-seekers gradually coming into the market. The 5 ...

  10. Think long and hard before buying into new yuan fund

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in yuan rather than Hong Kong dollars will make no difference to its performance. This might sound counterintuitive, but what matters in equity investment is the currency in which a company generates its earnings. The currency in which its shares are denominated is irrelevant. As with individual stocks, so with indices. If the CSI 300 index goes up 10 per cent and the yuan appreciates ...




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