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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Mainland China banks set own yuan rates for retail clients

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Beijing's latest easing on exchange rate with greenback comes in lead-up to talks with US Mainland banks set own yuan rates for retail clients Mainland banks set their own exchange rates for the yuan against the US dollar for the first time yesterday in deals with retail clients, following the latest steps by the People's Bank ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's QDII scheme to increase outflow of yuan stalls

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Jeanny Yu

    ... exchange reserves in China, with the central bank having to purchase US dollars to maintain the yuan exchange rate at a stable level. Foreign exchange reserves are obviously not a long-term ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong's yuan interest rates rise towards Shanghai levels

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Hong Kong Move comes as depreciation hits international investors' appetite for the mainland currency HK's yuan rates rise towards Shanghai levels Yuan interest rates in Hong Kong are rising towards Shanghai levels at the fastest pace in a year as the currency's popularity wanes outside China. The one-month interbank offered rate for yuan in Hong ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Aussie falls after RBA chief Glenn Stevens calls it overvalued

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

    ... on Tuesday held the interest rate unchanged at a record low 2.5 per cent, where it has been since August. Australian retail sales declined 0.5 per cent in May, after falling a revised 0.1 per cent ... Weston, chief market strategist at IG in Melbourne. Stevens' speech "says to me the market should have a slight bias toward rate cuts, rather than rate hikes". Interest-rate swaps ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Delayed payments system stalls yuan’s global ambitions

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

    ... "The earliest will be 2016." Bankers also worry that the roll-out will not be glitch free, and a poorly designed system with a high transaction failure rate could put off investors. ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Analysts lower growth targets for greenback

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

    ... during the first quarter by the most in five years. Central bank chairman Janet Yellen said last month policymakers remained committed to low interest rates for a "considerable time", ... visibility on rate [rises], then that's when the dollar starts to perform," said Robert Sinche, a global strategist at brokerage Pierpont Securities. Barclays strategists wrote last month ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    HKMA on alert as it defends peg in first currency market intervention in 18 months

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... policy. "We share the IMF's view that the major external risk is the uncertainty concerning the pace and scale of the US Fed's tapering and the interest rate normalisation ...

  8. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Risky times for fragile five currencies

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... would tend to affect these nations more than others and is causing the value of their exchange rates to tumble. A Morgan Stanley analyst could not be reached for comment on those currencies. Oil ... of a slowdown in China, which buys many of the world's raw materials. That spurred nations from Brazil to South Africa to bolster their fiscal health with measures from interest rate increases ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan to trade directly with UK pound

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Today's change replaces system of referencing the two currencies' rates against US dollar Yuan to trade directly with UK pound While Premier Li ... parity rate of yuan against pound- or the midpoint exchange rate around which the daily rate will hover- will be calculated based on the direct quotations from the appointed market markers. ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    PBOC keeps yuan traders guessing as currency rallies

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... direction again after the government reported the mainland's trade surplus almost doubled and the central bank set the reference exchange rate yesterday at the strongest level since March. ... that was the biggest since October 2012. The spot rate, which is allowed to fluctuate 2 per cent above or below the official quote, rose 0.14 per cent yesterday to 6.2315 in Shanghai, China Foreign Exchange ...




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