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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    HKMA on alert as it defends peg in first currency market intervention in 18 months

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in currency markets for the first time in 18 months to defend the peg to the US dollar. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought US$2.1 billion to help curb the rise of the Hong Kong dollar against the greenback, after the local currency had been pushed to the upper limit of the range that triggers intervention to support the peg. Financial market volatility … could impact on our property market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1545170/systemic-risk-answers-sought-hkma-intervenes-currency
  2. Business - Economy

    Systemic risk answers sought as HKMA intervenes on currency

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:30am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Lawmakers are demanding answers from the government on measures to bolster the city’s financial system stability as it emerged that authorities had been forced to intervene in currency markets ... Stable Funding Requirement, which requires banks to increase their deposit base if their loan book grows by more than 20 per cent per year. The Hong Kong dollar’s currency board peg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1544805/systemic-risk-answers-sought-hkma-intervenes-currency
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan surges up currency rankings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Use of mainland currency in trade makes it No2 payment type between China and rest of world Yuan moves higher in globalrankings The yuan has become the second-most popular currency in cross-border transactions between China and the rest of the world, driven by its greater use in global trade and investment as offshore yuan hubs spring up, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1542085/yuan-surges-currency-rankings
  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    US government auction of bitcoins attests to virtual currency's appeal

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Despite the plunge in the virtual currency's value, investors are lining up for US sale Auction attests to bitcoin's appeal Buyers from Wall Street to Silicon Valley are lining up to bid on a cache of bitcoins worth US$17.4 million, underscoring the interest in the digital currency even after its boom and bust. Pantera Capital Management, a San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1540546/us-government-auction-bitcoins-attests-virtual-currencys
  5. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Risky times for fragile five currencies

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Rising oil prices have raised concern over the currencies of Indonesia, South Africa, India, Turkey and Brazil Risky times for fragile five After months spent working to erase their image as emerging markets to avoid, the Iraqi crisis and its influence on oil prices are putting the fragile five currencies back on investors' sell lists. The Indonesian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539902/risky-times-fragile-five-currencies
  6. News - World - THE NETHERLANDS

    Greenpeace employee fired after losing €3.8m in currency bet

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... gamble on international currency markets, the group said. "Nothing suggests at this point that he acted for personal gain. It seems to be a terrible miscalculation," Greenpeace communications director Mike Townsley said on Sunday. The unnamed employee "went above his authority" in agreeing to the deal with a broker, who was meant to mitigate currency losses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534168/greenpeace-employee-fired-after-losing-eu38-currency-bet
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    PBOC keeps yuan traders guessing as currency rallies

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... traders guessing as currency rallies Mainland policymakers have been saying since February that two-way swings in the yuan are the "new norm". A surprise surge in the currency shows ... of a five-year rally. Looking ahead, we see the currency to remain at the current level JIAN CHANG, BARCLAYS ECONOMIST Just as traders got used to a declining yuan in recent months, the currency changed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1529554/pboc-keeps-yuan-traders-guessing-currency-rallies
  8. Business - Economy - Money

    Luxury brands emerge as truly liberated Chinese currency

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy Shadow market of legitimate money laundering represents final step in liberalisation of the yuan Luxury brands emerge as truly free Chinese currency Welcome to our Twilight Zone of money that bends the laws of fiat currency. Only in Hong Kong and the mainland can luxury fashion and accessory brands prove themselves to be a reliable store of monetary and economic value. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1528183/luxury-brands-emerge-truly-liberated-chinese-currency
  9. News - World - bitcoin

    Apple opens the door for digital currencies, such as bitcoin

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:46pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Apple opens the door for digital currencies Hong Kong's biggest virtual currency trading platform hopes to benefit from a rewrite of rules by Apple ... positive step that Apple is recognising virtual currencies are a big part of the online ecosystem and they are going some way to acknowledge that in some degree and hopefully they'll embrace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524753/apple-opens-door-digital-currencies-such-bitcoin
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Canada faces a currency conundrum

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by DAVID BROWN

    ... recession. It was spared the deeper downturn that blighted its Group of Seven partners. Now there is a risk that the strategy could backfire. Super-easy money policy, combined with a soft currency ... with a competitive currency, are mutually exclusive objectives. Stronger growth, rising inflation and tougher rate policy will be seen by the markets as a forerunner to a stronger loonie. The bank has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1515036/canada-faces-currency-conundrum

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