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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Oversold British pound to test a six-year high on markets

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... in gauging interest rate increases. It has tumbled 2.7 per cent since touching US$1.7192 on July 15, its highest level since October 2008. Despite the warning on rates, traders still see the British ... no reason why we can't see a retest of the multi-year highs given the fact that we expect the Bank of England to [raise] rates earlier, and positioning has now squared off," said Mitul ...

  2. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Dim sum bonds open new profits path for investors in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Jeanny Yu

    ... but there are challenges ahead. Yuan holders on the island are now allowed to earn more than what they can get from just interest rates after Taiwanese regulators cleared local brokers to trade dim sum bonds from ... banking units, totalled 293 billion yuan by July 31. Commercial banks enjoy a 3.9 per cent deposit rate by placing their yuan at Bank of China’s Taiwan unit, the appointed yuan clearing bank. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Currency traders looking to profit from price swings

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

    ... are detecting the first signs of what they have been waiting for all year: a revival in volatility that may help trim their losses. Tensions in Ukraine and Gaza, together with interest-rate increases ... unprecedented amounts of cheap cash to spur growth. While rising volatility increases uncertainty and risk, it also creates opportunities for traders to profit on changes in exchange rates. Parker ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Goldman Sachs warns won-yuan trading will weaken South Korean currency

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bank of Korea data show yuan deposits in the country surged 80 per cent this year as investors sought higher interest rates. Mainland China's currency ranked seventh for global payments ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China's foreign exchange regulator expects more capital outflows

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... long-term inflationary pressures. "The economy is stabilising, which helps boost market confidence, and the foreign trade situation has started improving, and the interest rate differential ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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