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  1. Business - Economy

    Yuan slips in ranking as a world currency

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Yuan slips in ranking as a world currency Inbound and outbound yuan payments by entities outside of Hong Kong and the mainland fell to a four-month low in August, as fewer people chose to settle deals using the currency, especially in London and Singapore, according to financial clearing firm SWIFT. The yuan lost ground to the Thai baht to rank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1327559/yuan-slips-ranking-world-currency
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Nervous China factory owners hedge on yuan foreign exchange risk

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Yuan volatility has forced some Pearl River Delta firms to hedge foreign currency threats, adding to an already challenging environment Nervous factory ... is worried about unpredictable movements in the yuan as the People's Bank of China allows the currency to move up or down 2 per cent daily on either side of a mid-point set under the guidance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1451135/nervous-china-factory-owners-hedge-yuan-foreign-exchange
  3. Comment - Letters

    Progressive policies allow Singapore to surpass Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by LETTERS

    ... is the lack of taxation; even Singapore and China have a goods and services tax and value added tax respectively. Our productivity gains are reflected in increased asset prices and not currency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1489910/progressive-policies-allow-singapore-surpass-hong-kong
  4. Business - Economy

    Not just about currency appreciation anymore

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Not just about currency appreciation anymore Most Hongkongers have experienced the yuan story in terms of their investments. Initially, ... biggest offshore yuan trading hub, and it quickly acquired all the accoutrements of a fully fledged currency market, including foreign-exchange futures, deliverable forwards, a yuan money market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1315534/not-just-about-currency-appreciation-anymore
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stock market through train poses challenges to role of Hong Kong dollar

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... share market through the 30,000 level in 2007 before state leaders applied the brakes amid concerns about currency outflow. Amid ongoing reform, the latest version, allowing direct, two-way ... the relevance of the Hong Kong dollar. If trade and financial commitments can be settled in yuan, it becomes a more convenient currency to use. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1477054/stock-market-through-train-hong-kong-dollars-days-are
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    ECB mulls monetary stimulus, but faster growth comes with risks

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... on a trapdoor. The currency could fall far- and fast Economic necessity is finally prevailing in ECB policymaking. A flagging euro-zone recovery and the crisis in Ukraine pose significant new risks ... The currency could fall far- and fast. Policymakers tend to get their way on currencies. Markets think they are in the driving seat, but it is the central banks that move the steering wheel. If the ECB ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1461146/ecb-mulls-monetary-stimulus-faster-growth-comes-risks
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Financial exchange regulators use computers to crack traders' code

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Regulators trying to translate exchange dealers' clever chat into plain English as they probe whether they are colluding to rig key rates Big brother tactics gain currency "What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" While most people wouldn't understand the question, this is common vernacular for London currency traders active ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1489469/financial-exchange-regulators-use-computers-crack-traders-code
  8. News - World - DIGITAL CURRENCIES

    Second Bitcoin bank folds after hackers steal virtual cash from online vault

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:52am by Associated Press and Agence France-Presse

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco, Agence France-Press in Tokyo Digital currency comes under increasing pressure as second bank says it has closed following the theft of its bitcoin reserves A Canada-based bank specialising in bitcoins says it has closed after computer hackers stole its digital currency. The closure of the Flexcoin bank comes just a week after the collapse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440783/second-bitcoin-bank-folds-after-hackers-steal-virtual-cash-online-vault
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia spent record US$11.3b in one day defending rouble

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia spent US$11b in one day backing rouble Russia sold a record US$11.3 billion in foreign currency to support the rouble when it came under unprecedented pressure due to concerns about conflict in Ukraine, central bank data showed yesterday. The Russian central bank moved on Monday to prevent the Russian currency from falling further in value, after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441320/russia-spent-record-us113b-one-day-defending-rouble
  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Computers targeted by ‘Pony’ virus designed to steal bitcoins

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 10:03pm by Reuters

    ... and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyberattack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Trustwave said on Monday that it had evidence that a cybercrime ring known as the Pony botnet had stolen some 85 virtual "wallets" that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. How much digital currency was contained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435209/computers-targeted-pony-virus-designed-steal-bitcoins

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