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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must resist calls to liberalise its capital account too much, too soon

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:39pm by PROJECT SYNDICATE

    ... offer valuable lessons about the importance of prudence in capital-account liberalisation for a currency in increasingly high demand internationally. For an extended period, Japan allowed only strongly regulated financial intermediaries to manage capital flows, effectively discouraging the international use of its currency. And when a tsunami of capital looked set to flood the economy, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    China's economy needs stamina, not just speed, Li Keqiang tells European hosts

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:47am by Reuters, Bloomberg, AFP

    ... Dmitriy Rogozin to sign a bilateral local currency swap agreement when Li met his counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, Xinhua reported. China's third-quarter growth is likely to be its weakest ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the modern era, coins are a waste of time and money

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... their lowest-value coins. Canada last year joined Britain and Israel in removing its smallest unit of currency and pressure is building in the EU for the one and two eurocent coins to go the same way. ...

  7. Business - Economy - BANKING

    US-UK 'war game' to simulate failure of global bank

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Bloomberg

    ... Reserve Bank of New York and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Bank of England deputy governor Nemat Shafik, Fed governor Daniel Tarullo, and New York Fed president William Dudley ...

  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Stock investors brace for volatile end to 2014

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 11:16am by Reuters

    ... driven the currency higher in recent weeks. While this may seem a benign development to American consumers who see their international purchasing power increase, it is proving disruptive to financial markets. A new period of dollar strength risks drawing American investment back home, fearful of heavy currency losses on overseas assets. This in turn can affect US corporations because ...

  9. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 14, 2014

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:25am

    ... China’s dangerous game |Source: The Atlantic Beijing's intensifying efforts to redraw maritime borders have its neighbours, and the US, fearing war. Russia, China sign currency swap deal to double US$100b trade |Source: Bloomberg Russia, whose energy and financial industries are facing Western sanctions, is trying to diversify funding sources and move away from ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HKMA must bring Hong Kong dollar back to near parity with the yuan

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:03pm by WILL HICKEY

    ... financier Thomas Gresham's law states that bad money drives out good money in a society or, succinctly, a currency that is overvalued will always drive out the money that is undervalued ... currency manipulation of the renminbi is spilling over into Hong Kong by way of local market pressure on the Hong Kong dollar. Something must give. That "something" should be a 20 per ...




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