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  1. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Gold volatility spikes in Asia during China’s lunch break

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 08:27am by Reuters

    ... in the world, have suffered sharp sell-offs in Asia, sometimes sparked by the news flow or currency moves but often for no identifiable reason. "It is unusual for Asia to be seeing these busy ... to a seven-year high against the yen. A stronger greenback makes dollar-denominated bullion pricier for holders of other currencies. "There is definitely more Japanese participation. Gold could ...

  2. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Euro finding bottom

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 03:39am by Nicole Elliott

    ... "would do whatever it takes" to support the currency), it is obvious many problems are not resolved. Halfway between the record low of 2000 (82.25 US cents) and the record high in 2008 ...

  3. Infographics - CORRUPTION

    Show us the money: How corrupt Chinese official's 200m yuan stash might look

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 12:28pm by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Wei Pengyuan was found to have bought several flats and used one of them to store a huge pile of cash, according to media reports Investigators found more than 200 million yuan (HK$252 million) in local and foreign currency at the home of a mainland energy official- the biggest haul of corrupt cash since the establishment of the People's Republic. ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    China to liberalise yuan in experimental economic zones

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:04am by DANIEL REN AND JEANNY YU

    ... to conduct full convertibility of the yuan and encouraged to promote cross-border use of the currency. Policy details were not given in the document distributed to ministry-level authorities ...

  5. News - World - CURRENCIES

    MIT to give US$100 of bitcoin to all students to foster use of virtual currency on campus

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:12pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian US$500m project backed by university graduate aims to foster virtual currency use MIT to give US$100 of bitcoin to all students Undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be given US$100 worth of bitcoin when they return to study this autumn, in an attempt to jumpstart a bitcoin ecosystem. The project is being led by Jeremy Rubin, 19, an undergraduate ...

  6. News - China - G20 SUMMIT

    Xi Jinping seeks bigger voice for BRICS on global economic governance

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:56am by Nectar Gan

    ... on Central Asian affairs at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The BRICS leaders signed a landmark agreement in July to create a development bank and a US100 billion currency exchange reserve. ... interest rates to counter the influence of a Western-dominated international currency system. "Raising China's stakes in international financial markets should not only depend on gross ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC among five banks fined US$3.4 billion for rigging foreign exchange market

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:38am by AP, Bloomberg

    ... the world that use market prices to value assets and manage currency risks. The regulators found that between January 1, 2008, and October 15, 2013, the five banks failed to adequately train and supervise foreign currency traders. As a result, traders at the banks were able to form groups that shared information about client activity, using nicknames such as "the players, "the ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan decades away from being global reserve currency

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:18am by Victoria Ruan

    ... observers say the mainland currency has more often been chased by speculators than serving as a US dollar-type "safe haven". The central government has made clear its ambition to boost ... to further liberalise the market, before the yuan can become a global reserve currency. They estimate the process could take decades. Beijing has signed bilateral swap deals and set up offshore yuan ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Don't rush capital account reform, China told

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:25am by Jeanny Yu

    ... careful. Too fast is not good," said Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman. "Usually, when a nation wants a strong currency, it has either a fast-growing economy or inflation pressures. China has neither right now. It has low inflation and a weakening economy. So a strong currency might not be very helpful in the short term." Chandler ...

  10. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIA ECONOMY

    Australia jobless rate flat, local dollar hits 4-year lows

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 10:47am by Reuters

    ... welcomed by the Reserve Bank of Australia, which has been agitating for a lower currency to help offset falling prices for the country's major commodity exports, which are priced in US ... clear that they would like a lower currency, and the market has been delivering that over the last few days," said Michael Blythe, chief economist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. ...




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