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  1. Investors benefit from high performing Asian currencies

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... invests in eight regional-currency bond markets in Asia as it seeks to track the returns of the iBoxx ABF Pan-Asia Index. Mr Cheung said investors had benefited from the strong performance of Asian currencies denominated bonds in the past few months. How have Asian bonds denominated in local currencies performed over the past few months? The yield spread over Asian bonds and US ...

  2. Retail investors less hungry for dim sum bonds

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Retail investors in Hong Kong are showing less appetite for dim sum bonds this year, as expectations of rapid gains in the value of the currency ... was earmarked for central banks, as China tries to internationalise the yuan with a view to making it a reserve currency. 23b yuan Amount, in yuan, of dim sum bonds issued in Hong Kong this year ...

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    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Double helping of dim sum bonds anticipated this year

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as part of its plan to internationalise the currency. Yuan business accelerated in July 2010 when a landmark relaxation allowed yuan transfers among individual and financial firms, paving the way ... retail and institutional clients want to invest in the products as both a currency bet and for fundamentals. Timothy Lo, managing director of private bank CIC Investor Services, said investors ...

  6. A new bear market

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... policymakers believe the yuan may be on the threshold of becoming the global currency of international settlement. And it is little wonder that they think this way. Last September, China increased its ... and Myanmar, under which the yuan will become an international trade-settlement currency. Next, the central government aims to turn Shanghai into the main yuan settlement centre, with Hong Kong ...

  7. Slow takeoff likely in yuan bond market

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... investors can expect to pocket 7 to 8 per cent a year, analysts say. 'Retail investors usually have difficulty calculating a target return from the currency appreciation of the yuan bond, ... currency, yuan deposits in the city have risen. This is crucial for an active secondary market. Data from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority showed yuan deposits rose 11.2 per cent in August compared ...

  8. Emerging markets

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Appreciating local currency bonds are starting to attract interest by investors hoping to diversify Emerging markets are a top choice for investors who wish to diversify their assets, ... be changing. Fixed-income investors who wish to gain some exposure to the appreciating emerging market currencies are now placing their capital in local currency debt. 'We have seen modest outflow ...

  9. China theme underpins World Bank bond fund

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The World Bank has tied up with Bank of China (Hong Kong) to launch an emerging market bond fund that allows retail investors to bet on gains in the currencies ... currencies of countries trading with China, including Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India and South Africa. Investing in the fund would be equivalent to investing in a basket of debt securities ...

  10. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Lessons learned from 2012

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... in euros. Yet the euro has defied gravity and remained remarkably strong, not least against the kroner. Why? Well, I stupidly forgot that currencies are one of the few investments almost entirely ...




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