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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... surely one of our most successful economic anchors, was created in response to the Hong Kong currency crisis of 1983. We inherited our public housing, education and health care systems and our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581903/when-hong-kong-government-becomes-problem
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Defeating deflation in EU and Japan key to global economic outlook

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... "all the available instruments" to combat the threat of deflation there. The bank had earlier cut its growth targets for the single-currency zone to 1 per cent this year and revised down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581939/defeating-deflation-eu-and-japan-key-global-economic-outlook
  5. Business - Banking & Finance

    Deutsche Bank fires three currency traders amid regulatory probe

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 12:46pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Deutsche Bank has fired three New York-based currency traders, in the latest sign that a probe into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets is gathering steam, according to a source familiar with the situation. Diego Moraiz, Robert Wallden and Christopher Fahy were terminated by the bank, which told trading floor staff of the development on Tuesday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1421352/deutsche-bank-fires-three-currency-traders-amid-regulatory
  6. Business - Economy

    No end in sight for currencies sell-off

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Pressure on units in emerging markets will continue, top banks say, citing low rates No end in sight for currencies sell-off Inflation-adjusted interest rates are still too low in developing nations for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs to foresee an end to the worst emerging market (EM) currency sell-off in five years. One-year borrowing costs in Turkey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1420209/no-end-sight-currencies-sell
  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. Business - Banking & Finance

    Las Vegas casinos to accept bitcoin virtual currency

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Customers will be able to use virtual currency to pay for hotel rooms and related purchases Las Vegas casinos to accept bitcoins Two Las Vegas casino hotels will become the first ... Casino Hotel, both belonging to the same owner, began accept- ing bitcoins yesterday as payment for hotel rooms and related purchases, casino officials said. Bitcoin is an online currency bought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1411035/las-vegas-casinos-accept-bitcoin-virtual-currency
  9. 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
  10. 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

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