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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. Rising euro makes HK exports more price-competitive

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The rise of the euro has made Hong Kong exports more competitive, analysts say, but the impact varies from sector to sector. The European currency hit a fresh high at 1.3074 to the US dollar yesterday, while the Hong Kong dollar and the Chinese yuan remain pegged to the greenback. 'The strong euro makes it cheaper for Europeans to import from China, Hong Kong ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Euro-Asia fiasco to cost ICEA $30m

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... bank ICEA instead of suspending its operations for its role as sponsor of failed orchid grower Euro-Asia Agricultural (Holdings), according to a source. The Securities and Futures Commission had planned to suspend ICEA's licence for two years as a penalty for failing to check the accuracy of information provided by Euro-Asia when it acted as the Shenyang-based company's ...

  7. All aboard the Euro express

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Helen Leavey

    ... Tens of thousands of mainland students have turned their backs on the US, Japan, Canada and Australia, writes Helen Leavey HUNAN-BORN LI XIN is 24 years old and a long way from home. Her parents, a tax office clerk and retired accountant, are paying her l ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Illegal bookmakers win Euro 2004

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... turned over more than $2 billion- an average of $83 million a day- in illegal bets during the Euro 2004 soccer tournament. With the final between host nation Portugal and Greece kicking off ... of one offshore soccer-betting ring yesterday told the South China Morning Post many punters were betting heavily on the Euro 2004 final. 'With the big-name teams being kicked out ...




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