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  1. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Euro is heading for a fall

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown With the ECB running short of ways to boost recovery, it must resort to QE, which is when market dynamics will turn against the euro Heading for big fall The euro has defied ... it will get messy for long-term holders of the currency. For Asian central banks which have built up big hoards of euro reserves in recent years as a deliberate diversification against the weaker US ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    The euro's failed experiment

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

    ... David Brown Policy making under the euro has failed because balancing the needs of stronger economies with weaker ones has been an impossible task Euro's failed experiment The euro-zone experiment is over. European Monetary Union should have carved out a brave new world for Europe. But it has all gone horribly wrong. The fault lines have been in evidence for years. ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Currency traders looking to profit from price swings

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by BLOOM

    ... confirm that pickup." A policy split between the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank led to the euro falling to an eight-month low of US$1.3422 on Friday and is pushing it outside its trading range of five US cents in the first half of the year. Implied three-month volatility in euro-dollar, the world's most-traded currency pair, rose to as high as 5.47 per cent ...

  4. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    France out to build on gains as yuan hub, consul general in Hong Kong says

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu

    ... French consul general Arnaud Barthelemy said. France is the largest offshore yuan centre in the euro zone, with more than 30 per cent of payments between France and the mainland being transacted ... beyond trade finance and use the currency for investment. France is the first euro-zone country to receive a quota under the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor scheme, having been ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    ECB mulls monetary stimulus, but faster growth comes with risks

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown With the ECB mulling a radical rethink in favour of monetary stimulus, a declining euro will spur Europe's growth, but there are risks Falling into place A revolution is under way at the European Central Bank. A new order is sweeping aside monetary conservatism in favour of faster growth- and that puts the euro at risk. This week's monetary policy meeting ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Aussie falls after RBA chief Glenn Stevens calls it overvalued

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by BLOOM

    ... will show the US economic recovery is gaining traction. The euro held a three-day gain versus the yen as investors awaited clues on the European Central Bank's next move. It makes the case ... earlier touching 101.94, the highest since June 25. It is up 0.5 per cent this week. The dollar fetched 1.3651 per euro from 1.3660 at the close in New York, having strengthened 0.2 per cent ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan surges up currency rankings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... growth in yuan payment value. Firms in the euro zone chose to pay in yuan in 29 per cent of transactions with mainland China and Hong Kong, up from 19 per cent. In European countries that do not use the euro, the ratio rose to 38 per cent from 25 per cent. Over the past year, yuan usage has expanded sharply in London, Singapore, Luxembourg, Paris and Frankfurt. Beijing has allowed ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Delayed payments system stalls yuan’s global ambitions

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters

    ... at HSBC. The Chinese currency surpassed the euro last year as the second most popular in international trade finance. Bloomberg ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Analysts lower growth targets for greenback

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by BLOOM

    ... and favours betting on the dollar against the euro, Swiss franc and yen. The median strategist prediction for an increase to 83.6 by the end of the year is down from estimates of 84.2 in May, 85.6 ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Big challenges ahead for yuan to go global

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... be a tall order. The yuan now represents 1.62 per cent of global payments, compared with 40.19 per cent for the dollar, 31.78 per cent for the euro and 9.24 per cent for the British pound. But Wong ...




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