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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    US Treasury secretary leaves talks with China pledge to reduce currency intervention

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Commitment to limit control is significant, but challenges remain in carrying it out, US says Beijing pledges to reduce currency intervention US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised the annual dialogue with his Chinese counterparts as "good and productive", after Beijing agreed to reduce intervention in the currency market ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who Said It? November 12, 2014

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by STAFF

    ...   [This] tectonic shift in national policy, should it be adopted, would create devastating results U.S. Telecoms Association head Michael Powell on stricter regulation of internet providers     The threat of sanctions is hanging over the whole economy and the currency Chris Weafer from Macro Advisory in Moscow on the plunging value of the rouble     The end of the season ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Sydney yuan hub status a windfall for importers

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:11am by Bloomberg

    ... follows cities from London to Singapore that have established centres for dealing the yuan, which surpassed the euro last year as the most widely used currency in trade finance after the US ... is the highest after the yen among the Group of 10 currencies. The relationship has increased to 0.91, from about zero two years ago, as Australia deepened its trading ties with the world's ...

  4. Business - Money

    Hong Kong Airlines plans dual-currency IPO

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the year. JP Morgan is the sole sponsor for the deal. The stock exchange issued guidelines for dual-currency listings in 2011. Bankers said the time-consuming application process and limited yuan ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Rouble's float follows plunge against dollar- sign of Russian economic woe

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 08:57pm by AP

    ... to freely float the currency and shield it more from speculators. The move, which aims to spare the central bank from spending billions in reserves on supporting the currency, highlights the extent of Russia's economic decline. The country appears to be sliding towards recession and investors are pulling out their money or seeking the safety of foreign currencies. For ordinary Russians, ...

  8. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Yuan milestone as onshore direct trade with Singapore dollar starts

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Jeanny Yu

    ... ambition to globalise its currency and offering cost savings that should make the yuan more popular in Southeast Asia. The mainland's interbank foreign exchange market will start trading ... The weighting will be based on market makers' trading volumes on the interbank foreign exchange market. The Singapore dollar will become the ninth foreign currency to be directly traded ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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