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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Widening the yuan's trading band won't solve anything

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland By fixing the rate higher each day, the authorities have encouraged more inflows, forcing them to intervene to buy even more foreign currency Widening the yuan's trading ... moved. And if officials are now having second thoughts, they have good reason. Foreign exchange analysts say a broadening of the yuan's trading band would allow more exchange rate ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Big rally in Asian currencies signals 'sell'

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Analysts say exchange rates are looking divorced from weakening economies Big rally in Asian currencies signals 'sell' The biggest rally in Asian ... as the world's biggest central banks begin a new round of efforts to keep interest rates at record lows, is colliding with slowing Asian export and manufacturing growth. According to an index drawn up ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CURRENCY

    Scottish independence gets boost from Hong Kong's money markets

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney, Niall Fraser

    ... John Carney and Niall Fraser Exchange booths rate Scottish pound higher than English notes, cheering independence backers amid fight with London on currency Scots find support in HK cash ... boost to the Scottish independence movement by offering a separate - and more favourable - rate for Scottish pound notes. Last week, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne warned ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Why plunging yen is bad news for Japan Inc's health

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... the yen. The problem is that other than the occasional blockbuster movie, the firm no longer makes things that consumers want. German exporters don't bellyache about exchange rates ...

  5. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Low interest rates

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com A meditation on inflation negation We are stuck in a low interest rate environment likely to remain at this level for some time, not least because governments are competing aggressively to keep rates down to avoid an appreciation in the value of their currencies. This is good news for borrowers, assuming they can obtain loans in this tough ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Asian central banks seen entering currency markets if Fed tapers off

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... in the past to raise interest rates if tensions escalate. The central banks are manning their defences as emerging market currency, bond and stock markets have been whipped by fears that trillions ... of currency and rates strategy at BNP Paribas in Singapore. Still, some voices point to the danger that these assumptions are wrong. If US Treasury yields rise more rapidly than expected, the risk ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China's yuan outs yen as Asia's currency of choice

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... diminishes concern that stronger exchange rates may dampen their export advantages. South Korea's won has climbed a record 20 per cent against the yen this year while Taiwan's dollar rose ... because of the rise of China." South Korea's new government will not see the need for intervention because the exchange rate is more influenced by external economic trends rather than ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Danger signs for the global economy

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of industrialised nations and the G20- in which the emerging market powerhouses are better represented- to both declare their member states would not target exchange rates for competitive purposes and risk ... the East China Sea; and the US is far more openly critical of Japan's policy under Abe. Since 2010, countries have adjusted interest rates, imposed capital controls and/or committed outright ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How US creates currency wars with no winners

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... of negative real interest rates as a tax to finance development. If the dollar is weak because the US economy is weak, then all other currencies will be volatile McKinnon's second area ... uncomfortable truths. The dollar standard is unloved because of what one US Treasury secretary told his foreign critics of US exchange rate policy- "our dollar, your problem". McKinnon argues ...

  10. Despite high hopes, yuan will remain a second-rate currency

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of receiving interest rates on their bank deposits lower than the rate of inflation, would have a strong incentive to invest their cash abroad in the hope of earning better returns. As a result, ... if accompanied by far-reaching domestic financial reforms, especially interest rate liberalisation. And that's what the reformers really want. They believe that to maintain rapid growth rates over ...




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