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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    Central banks' investment in yuan puts currency nearer reserve status

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu in Singapore jeanny.yu@scmp.com Investment by dozens of central banks comes despite currency not being fully convertible Yuan moves fast on path to reserve status, says StanChart At least 40 central banks have invested in the yuan and several others are preparing to do so, putting the mainland currency on the path to reserve status even before full convertibility, Standard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466621/central-banks-investment-yuan-puts-currency-nearer-reserve
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korea issues new bank notes to flush out hoarded cash

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... briefing. North Korea has a thriving black market that has, to some extent, supplanted the state goods distribution system. The widespread use of other currencies, especially the Chinese yuan, has also given rise to an unofficial currency exchange system. The issuance of the new notes did not appear to be accompanied by any actual currency reform like the disastrous revaluation attempted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564046/n-korea-issues-new-bank-notes-flush-out-hoarded-cash
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    New Zealand-China currency deal to boost bilateral investments

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Direct conversion between the kiwi and the yuan will further encourage bilateral investments beyond dairy products to health care and aviation NZ-China deal to boost trade The recent deal with China to allow direct trading bet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1457351/new-zealand-china-currency-deal-boost-bilateral-investments
  4. Business - Companies

    Nike warns of currency pressures on profits

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Maker of sports shoes and apparel expects slowing sales in China amid intense rivalry Nike warns of currency pressures on profits Nike warned Wall Street on Thursday that growing pressures from weaker currencies in key emerging markets would take a toll on its profit this quarter and into the next financial year. The maker of sports shoes and apparel also said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1454390/nike-warns-currency-pressures-profits
  5. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Emerging-market rally fizzles out

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:59am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... based in the US and Europe. Foreign investors are still increasing their holdings of local currency bonds in many markets Over the past month, spreads on US dollar-denominated emerging market ... the beginning of this year. Emerging Europe has borne the brunt of the sell-off- mainly because of concerns about the East-West standoff over Ukraine. Yields on 10-year local currency Russian, Turkish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1573405/emerging-market-rally-fizzles-out
  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russian markets, currency take a hit on intervention in Ukraine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:01pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian markets and currency take a hit after intervention in Ukraine Russia took a financial hit over its military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine, with its markets and currency plunging. The Moscow stock market fell over 11 per cent, wiping nearly US$60 billion off the value of Russian companies in a day, and the central bank spent US$10 billion of its reserves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1439624/russian-markets-currency-take-hit-intervention-ukraine
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... here is that in order to rig the exchange rate of the yuan at officially designated levels, the PBOC has been forced to mop up vast foreign-currency inflows from trade receipts and foreign investment. It was either this or two other choices: (1) let the US dollar circulate widely within the country as an everyday currency of transaction or (2) let the yuan exchange rate find its own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1567901/easy-way-out-foreign-inflows-comes-price-china
  8. News - World - FINANCE: ANALYSIS

    Failure of Mt Gox bitcoin exchange hurts virtual currency’s prospects

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:14pm by AP

    ... The sudden disappearance of one of the largest bitcoin exchanges adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology ... to bitcoin's quest for acceptance by the public. Watch: Buyer protests in front of a Japanese bitcoin trading company A coalition of virtual currency companies said Mt Gox went under after secretly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435804/failure-mt-gox-bitcoin-exchange-hurts-virtual-currencys-prospects
  9. Comment - Letters

    Hongkongers see few benefits from influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... towards a price and economy for tourists, not locals. The currency peg that benefits certain industries, such as tourism, results in wage earners' productivity gains not being reflected in real pay increases due to inflation. Our artificially weak currency and low tax environment shouldn't be mistaken for high productivity. Britain and Switzerland have strong currencies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1570133/hongkongers-see-few-benefits-influx-mainland-tourists
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan's recent decline is normal, says China's currency regulator

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:34am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com After currency falls by 1pc over past week, SAFE says the fluctuations are nothing to worry about Yuan's recent decline normal,says ... in a statement apparently aimed at easing market concern over a sharp currency depreciation. "People shouldn't read too much into recent fluctuations of the yuan's exchange rate, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1435959/yuans-recent-decline-normal-says-chinas-currency-regulator

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