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  1. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    The euro's failed experiment

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by DAVID BROWN

    ... Unemployment has soared to 12 per cent. Many weaker euro-zone nations remain saddled with crippling debts with little chance of repaying them. Euro zone policymakers remain paralysed with fear about ... in the U-turn. Stronger growth and job creation are the new imperatives. Italy remains on the brink, weighed down by a yawning budget deficit and mountainous public sector debt. There is no mandate ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan to be fully convertible by 2017, says Gulliver

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by Jeanny Yu

    ... path will not be an easy one as slower economic growth and debt problems pose policy challenges, HSBC said. Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of Europe's biggest bank, said he expected ... government debt and the shadow banking sector all pose policy challenges." A likely dilemma China is facing, some economists say, is that a freer financial market could pose greater difficulties ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan decades away from being global reserve currency

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

    ... Treasury bonds during the financial crisis. Foreign investors hold about 60 per cent of US Treasury debt, while the share of dollar assets in global reserves has risen in the past few years. ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Surge in yuan holdings by banks prompts concern in Seoul

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... inspection was initiated due to concerns that the sharp increase in yuan deposits could lead to an increase in external debt as well as risk of losses for depositors stemming from increased credit ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Offshore yuan falls to seven-month low

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:20am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Investors concerned that moves by Beijing to shore up economic growth in the short term could worsen the already significant debt problems Yuan falls ... the credit tap to shore up growth, a move that would provide a short-term boost to the economy but could further worsen the already significant debt problems in the country. "We do not expect ...

  6. Business - China Business - CURRENCIES

    Yuan's drop a mixed blessing for Chinese exporters

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:10am by Denise Tsang

    ... Kong-listed China Gas, the mainland's largest city piped-gas supplier, which has half of its HK$15 billion in debt denominated in US dollars and the remainder in yuan. China Gas chief financial ... to settle debts in yuan on the mainland to benefit from the interest spread between the two currencies. This means the firm borrows dollars at about 3 per cent interest per annum to pay off yuan ...

  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    The greenback is back

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by DAVID BROWN

    ... starts to offload its US debt holdings, rising long-term US yields will act as a magnet to dollar bulls. Relative growth differentials should work in the dollar's favour too. The US economy ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    London challenges Hong Kong with BOC's yuan bond

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:49pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... as a hub of yuan fundraising for European debt issuers and posing a threat to Hong Kong. European deals account for more than 10 per cent of global yuan debt issues every year and have so far been ... to Dealogic. That compares with 77.1 per cent issued in North Asia. Offshore yuan debt issuance could rise by up to 60 per cent to 520 billion to 570 billion yuan this year, HSBC has estimated. ...

  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Aussie, Canadian dollars find favour with global central banks after falls

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... as the American government's partial shutdown and a congressional stand-off over the debt ceiling encourage more central banks to diversify their foreign currency reserves away from the US dollar. The two also have the advantage of the biggest sovereign debt markets among the eight nations that hold AAA credit grades with "stable" outlooks from the three main rating companies. ...

  10. Business - China Business - CURRENCIES

    Rewards and risks in U.K. yuan push

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 01:32pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Britain and the rest of the European Union still had excessive domestic debt, so higher interest rates would hurt Britain and the EU, she warned. Michael Watson, a partner at British law firm ...




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