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  1. Business - Economy

    Radical action needed as euro zone remains on amber alert

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by DAVID BROWN

    ... the euro altogether. For countries saddled with bailout costs, the temptation to opt out and drop the euro remains strong. Political opposition to the single currency continues to gather momentum. ... for the currency. Less may mean better- or not at all. David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Yuan begins direct trading against sterling

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Move comes as Bank of China becomes first lender to clear Chinese currency in euro zone Yuan begins direct trade against sterling Yuan internationalisation took key steps forward yesterday as direct trading of the currency against the pound began and the People's Bank of China announced the first yuan clearing bank in the euro zone. The moves mark major developments, ...

  3. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Yuan becomes second-most used currency, dissident trial continues

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 08:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Nine Tibetans have been jailed in Biru county, Tibet, for "anti-state activities". Economy Wall Street Journal Yuan passes euro, yen to become second-most used currency after the US ...

  4. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Hang Seng Index to continue rise, say analysts

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:28am by Toh Han Shih

    ... has got better in the past few months," Green said, with central government stimulus measures playing a part. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority's intervention in the currency markets ...

  5. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Should I switch my HK dollar savings?

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... On the face of it, that looks attractive. But both currencies are trading at historically high levels. If either currency depreciates, even marginally, you could lose your interest earnings, while if the currency depreciates significantly, you will suffer a capital loss when you exchange your money back to Hong Kong dollars. Of course, you could be lucky and find that at the end of six months ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Bitcoin investors cash in as US says it could embrace the virtual currency

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:55am by DANNY LEE, Angela Meng and Adrian Wan

    ... Danny Lee, Angela Meng and Adrian Wan A positive US senate committee hearing on the digital currency has raised its value, and hopes it will keep on rising if criminals are shut out Early investors find richpickings in bitcoin surge Thousands are cashing in on the soaring value of bitcoins after the US signalled it could embrace the red-hot digital currency. The value of a single ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Two sides of the bitcoin- wonder currency or tulip mania?

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:49am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty The virtual money is being hailed by fans as the wonder currency of the future and by detractors as the short-lived tulip mania of the 21st century Two sides of bitcoin ... the bitcoin is the currency of the future or an empty promise with nothing to back it so that it will and should fade away. The hearings before the US Senate last week illustrated the concern about ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Value of virtual currency bitcoin skyrockets

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Value of the world's most recognised virtual currency quadrupled over the past 30 days Bitcoin goes mainstream as US indicates support The bitcoin bulls went on the charge last week, sending the price for one unit of the virtual currency towards the US$1,000 landmark after American lawmakers showed a willingness to lend legitimacy to digital ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    RBA told to keep loose policy amid high currency

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 03:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney RBA told to keep loose policy amid high currency Australia's central bank should maintain easy policy settings as a slowdown in mining investment and a local currency about 10 per cent overvalued drag on economic growth, the International Monetary Fund said. "With growth currently on the soft side, the real exchange rate still overvalued ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Central bank raises hope for more currency reform

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 01:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing And limits on iPBOC will gradually expand the yuan's trading band to help make the currency more flexible and market-driven, says Zhou Xiaochuan Central bank raises hope for more currency reform With a shift in tone and language, the central bank governor has dangled the prospect of speeding up currency reform and giving markets more room to set ...




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