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  1. Debt crisis threatens the whole euro zone

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Pigs, of course, can't fly. Nor can the PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain), the ailing euro-zone economies, fly away from their problems of heavy debts. ... creating a new order on its own will pose problems for Asia. Even now, with Ireland having sealed a combined European Union-International Monetary Fund Euro85 billion (HK$869 billion) bailout ...

  2. Euro zone woes set to dominate Beijing talks

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao yesterday stood firm on Beijing's exchange rate policy and hinted that the euro zone's woes were the real focus of attention. The second Sino-US strategic ... suggested that the yuan's exchange rate and trade deficit issues would be less important at the talks. 'Now the worry for the US government is the decline of the euro and losing ...

  3. Euro humbug on a grand scale

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Leaders of the 27 countries of the disunity known as the European Union are about to take an important step backwards on the tortuous road to give Europe a global relevance that matches the size of its combined economies. They will go into ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Bocom's new products seize on euro slide

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) (Bocom) yesterday launched two structured investment products with an eye on a weakening euro and a peaking Hong Kong inter-bank offered rate (Hibor). Treasurer Edmund Lai Kin-sang forecast that the euro would fall below 1.20 to the US dollar because of political concerns, namely the fallout from French and Dutch voters' rejection ...

  6. Continent struck down by particularly nasty bout of euro-sclerosis

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... Rex Aguado THE FRENCH HAVE said non, the Dutch have chosen nee, the Danes are likely to follow with a nej in September- and now an Italian senior minister wants to say ciao to the euro ... of 'euro-sclerosis' that can jeopardise decades of economic liberalisation and integration, and usher in a new self-destructive wave of protectionism and even xenophobia. Hence, one cannot help but notice ...

  7. Old Europe? It's history

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... Officially, we were discussing Russia's place in Asia. It was hard to tell whether the French senator-historian on the panel was warning of Moscow's return to great power status or urging it on. He was no crypto-communist, however: for him, Russ ...

  8. Mundell: US dollar still be here in 90 years

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and inflation. I do not think the yuan should appreciate but the country should encourage more domestic spending to cut the trade surplus,' he said. Mundell, dubbed the father of the euro for his role in the creation of the currency, said there should be a fixed range of trading between the US dollar, euro and gold price to achieve currency stability, adding that the world needed ...

  9. Focus back on currencies after stock turmoil

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... dollar, according to Calyon. One currency that is not going to be attractive this year is the euro, as Greece's fiscal crisis remains a major concern, as do Portugal and Spain. Market sentiments are going against the euro even though the fundamentals of the currency are not as bad as investors think, according to Cheung. This, she says, creates room for short-term trading ...

  10. Renewed suspicion taints mainland firms

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... - a subsidiary of the state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China - was Euro-Asia Agricultural (Holdings). The China Securities Regulatory Commission has accused Euro-Asia of inflating its revenue by 20 times in the four years to 2001 to earn a Hong Kong listing. The Euro-Asia scandal highlights a key dilemma for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx). China offers the best supply ...




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