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  1. 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
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Dim sum bond issuance set to drop 50pc in second half

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by Jeanny Yu

    ... will keep benchmark interbank interest rates capped. Meanwhile, a surge in foreign demand for yuan has pushed up the cost of borrowing the still limited volume of the currency available in offshore ... sum bonds to lock in more lucrative yields than the zero per cent interest on US dollar deposits. To hedge the exchange rate risk, investors buy a cross currency swap to sell yuan and buy back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1579569/dim-sum-bond-issuance-set-drop-50pc-second-half
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Harvard University student hijacks computer to mine dogecoin currency

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com University bans access to supercomputer after researcher abuses his privileges to amass a haul of the digital currency, an alternative to bitcoin Dogecoins illicitly mined at Harvard A Harvard University researcher made off with a lucrative haul of a virtual currency after hijacking a supercomputer at the prestigious academic institution in the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434773/harvard-university-student-hijacks-computer-mine-dogecoin-currency
  6. Business - Money - DEBT

    China Properties drops plans for yuan bonds in favour of US currency debt

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:16am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore China Properties drops plans for yuan bonds China Properties Group has abandoned plans to sell yuan-denominated bonds in favour of notes denominated in US dollars as mainland developers return to US currency debt markets. Hong Kong-listed China Properties is marketing three-year notes to yield about 12.75 per cent, a source said. The company said in a statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1431263/china-properties-drops-plans-yuan-bonds-favour-us
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Blogs - bitcoin

    Canada and US to increase supervision of digital currencies

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:12pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Ottowa and New York will step-up supervision of digital currencies in their fight against money laundering and terrorism financing despite law-enforcement fears of Bitcoin-style loopholes. Ottowa said it will toughen rules against illegal financial activities to keep a closer eye on the use of virtual currencies. New York will adapt existing rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1426612/canada-and-us-increase-supervision-digital-currencies
  9. News - World - SCOTLAND

    For Scotland, currency union with Britain likely out if independence in

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London 'Yes' to independence is 'no' to currency union Britain's finance minister George Osborne is likely to rule out a formal currency ... today. Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday that a formal currency union would be "very difficult to justify" and Osborne would soon have "more to say". Salmond's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426543/scotland-currency-union-britain-likely-out-if-independence
  10. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Universal suffrage for 2017 election should be approved in Beijing ‘on Wednesday’

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:59pm by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... international standards according to the Basic Law. Leung pointed out that many aspects of the mainland-Hong Kong relationship – such as the currency peg to the US dollar – are unique to the territory. ... that Hong Kong and the mainland use different currencies. The pro-democracy camp have argued that the model for the 2017 election must meet international standards for universal suffrage, meaning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580812/universal-suffrage-2017-election-should-be-approved-beijing-wednesday

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