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  1. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Value of virtual currency bitcoin skyrockets

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Value of the world's most recognised virtual currency quadrupled over the past 30 days Bitcoin goes mainstream as US indicates support The bitcoin bulls went on the charge last week, sending the price for one unit of the virtual currency towards the US$1,000 landmark after American lawmakers showed a willingness to lend legitimacy to digital ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    RBA told to keep loose policy amid high currency

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 03:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney RBA told to keep loose policy amid high currency Australia's central bank should maintain easy policy settings as a slowdown in mining investment and a local currency about 10 per cent overvalued drag on economic growth, the International Monetary Fund said. "With growth currently on the soft side, the real exchange rate still overvalued ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Central bank raises hope for more currency reform

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 01:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing And limits on iPBOC will gradually expand the yuan's trading band to help make the currency more flexible and market-driven, says Zhou Xiaochuan Central bank raises hope for more currency reform With a shift in tone and language, the central bank governor has dangled the prospect of speeding up currency reform and giving markets more room to set ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's plans to be a global currency player on the right track

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 06:44pm by NIV HORESH

    ... Niv Horesh Niv Horesh says China's economic might and record of monetary management should allay scepticism overits efforts to turn the renminbi into a global reserve currency A global player The plan to groom London to be a launch pad for turning the renminbi into a global reserve currency remains on the drawing board. Yet, given the recent fiscal debacle in the US, ...

  5. News - Asia - FINANCE

    Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange to liquidate after bankruptcy protection rejected

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AFP

    ... application. Mt. Gox said yesterday the Tokyo District Court decided the company, which was a trading platform and storehouse for the bitcoin virtual currency, would not be able to resurrect itself ... in the exchange's systems. Later, Mt. Gox found 200,000 of the bitcoins, changing the estimate for the lost virtual currency to 650,000 bitcoins, although the exact amount is still under investigation. Mt ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fall in yuan can have upside, too as credit risk can be properly priced

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fall in yuan can have upside, too Beijing has served notice that speculation in the Chinese currency is no longer a one-way bet. The market is coming to terms with the fact ... range. As a result, the yuan was the worst performing currency in emerging Asia last month rather than the most attractive carry-trade bet, with the drop offshore forcing many investors to close ...

  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Does the yuan matter?

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:08am by Derek Scissors

    ... Derek Scissors With China's closed capital account, the most important factor for its economic partners is the country's financial subsidies rather than its currency policy Does the yuan matter? The mainland's currency policy is not worth the attention it is getting. It is not at all important compared with other market distortions in the Chinese economy, ...

  8. Business - China Business - CURRENCIES

    Investors get fingers burned as yuan declines

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Beijing scores victory over speculators by widening trading band as losses from betting on an appreciation of the currency hit US$5.5b Investors burned as yuan falls China is succeeding in making its currency less predictable. Investors are paying the price. Clients of commercial banks in the United States have lost about US$2 billion this year on US$332 billion ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTIGATIONS

    Senior currency dealers put on leave amid probe

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:23am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Senior currency dealers put on leave amid probe Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase are putting their top London currency dealers on leave after regulators probing the manipulation of foreign exchange rates started investigating the traders' use of an instant-message group, three people with knowledge of the moves said. Rohan Ramchandani, Citigroup's head ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALENT

    The coming war over talent, the world's most valuable currency

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 05:53pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says ageing advanced economies need to act now as their labour force shrinks The coming war over talent, the world's most valuable currency Forget about currency wars. The dollar may rise, the yen may fall and the renminbi could be the next big currency. But what determines the value of the currency will be the quality of talent. Real value ...




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