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  1. Euro's march on the greenback threatens to foil fragile recovery

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Marc Young

    ... most important buyer of goods outside the euro zone. Although most large companies hedge against currency risks on the financial markets, the swift rise of the euro caught much of the Germany ... Marc Young in Berlin The currency's climb has hurt exports, making European products more expensive Pity the poor euro, for it is not easy being a new currency. In its few short years ...

  2. Country pulls out all the stops to host Euro 2004 championship

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Only two days after celebrating Portuguese National Day, the country's pride will surge again as it hosts the 2004 European Football Championship (Euro 2004). By the time ... that attended Euro 2000, according to Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) president Gilberto Madail. A further 10 billion fans are expected to watch Euro 2004 on television. To ensure comfort ...

  3. A tale of two currency unions

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... growth has only been half that of the rest of the euro zone. Blame has variously been laid on failure to pursue welfare and labour-market reforms; on the inefficient and overprotected financial ... suggesting that the country faces a deflationary spiral. Nominal interest rates for the euro zone are determined by the European Central Bank. Member states with the lower inflation rates (for ...

  4. Euro bond issue shortens odds on loosening of peg

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... roadshow to promote a landmark euro bond issue. At Euro1 billion (HK$9.59 billion), the 10-year notes will be the biggest and longest-dated issue ever from an Asian government, ... foreign-exchange reserves of US$470.6 billion, the euro proceeds from the issue will barely alter the present portfolio mix of China's foreign-currency assets, which is heavily skewed in favour of US ...

  5. Delisting looms for Euro-Asia after rescue deadline passes

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Provisional liquidators come up empty-handed in search for those willing to undertake restructuring Euro-Asia Agricultural (Holdings), once the poster child for private enterprise ... the start of the final chapter for the horticultural firm following its precipitous fall from grace amid allegations of massive fraud. Euro-Asia has been suspended from trading since September 30, ...

  6. Value can be found in euro bonds

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment by diversifying within the bond universe. Credit Agricole Asset Management head of euro fixed income and credit Jean-Francois Boulier suggested investors consider switching from US dollar bonds to euro-denominated debt. 'Europe still has a lot of problems... but the savings rate in Europe is relatively higher [than the United States], which will bring more stability ...

  7. Crafty code-switch puts broadcaster one up in Euro 2004 decoder battle

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... just before the Euro 2004 soccer tournament kick-off. Cable TV, local broadcaster of the much-anticipated soccer championship, switched its transmission code 10 minutes before the first match ... investigation this month found trade in illegal decoders was booming with the approach of Euro 2004, and vendors had been boasting that they would replace the smart cards installed in the decoders- ...

  8. Euro-Asia loses would-be buyer

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Rescue plan unravels after a regulatory hurdle turns off the potential investor A potential 'white knight' withdrew its offer to take a controlling stake in Euro ... that Euro-Asia's provisional liquidators explain alleged fraud during the firm's July 2001 initial public offering prior to allowing the firm to resume trading. '[The stock exchange] needs ...

  9. Triumph keeping abreast of Euro 2004 tournament

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The vast majority of the human male species spends a fair chunk of their lifetime worrying about highly spiritual matters such as sex and sports. This may be why bra-maker Triumph decided to sponsor Euro 2004 for the first time, even though lingerie is not the first thing that comes to mind with the sport. Thirteen Triumph soccer bras will feature the national flags ...

  10. Enjoying Euro with North Point's fools for footy

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... in their body and virtually every single one is tuning in to Euro 2004 and the reason is because... I don't know. I really don't know. It's like trying to crack the Da Vinci Code. ... clowns in bow ties are barking at a panel of, I guess, experts. It's called Euro A Go Go and soon they are hitting each other with noise makers and dancing like fools. I ask the bartender ...




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