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  1. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Dim sum bonds open new profits path for investors in Taiwan

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

    ... levels in Hong Kong, London or Singapore. “Taiwan is not a well-developed financial centre like Hong Kong or London. If it wants to become a major offshore yuan centre, it has to open up its yuan ... 47 yuan-denominated dim sum bonds had been listed on the island’s exchange centre, Zhou Zifu, vice-president at Gre Tai Securities Market, a foundation that serves the bond trading market ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Britain eyes Bitcoin, rivals, with virtual currency rules

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters

    ... aimed at boosting financial innovation in London to help fend off challengers to the city's status as the world's leading financial centre. Unlike conventional money, virtual ... and services. "The government will look at the potential virtual and digital currencies have for achieving positive change and for encouraging innovation in our world leading financial sector, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... with the alliances reached by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing with other exchanges would bolster Hong Kong as an international financial centre. "A cross-border link-up between central banks ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMA seals cross-border settlement system with Bank of Thailand, bolstering financial stability and reducing risks in forex transactions Thai payment link-up ...

  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

    ... international financial centre and we have many big banks and asset management companies which would like to offer yuan bonds, yuan funds or other yuan investment and derivative products for investors ... and Singapore were given their quotas last year, and Hong Kong in 2011. "I do not think France is competing with Hong Kong or other international financial centres. We only need to make the pie ...

  5. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Taiwan must ease rules to become offshore yuan hub: SinoPac Financial

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... for the yuan, SinoPac Financial Holdings said. The island should allow the free entry and exit of yuan and lift a ban on mainland companies selling bonds denominated in the currency in Taiwan, said Stan Siao, president of SinoPac, the first Taiwan lender to draw a mainland investor. "We aren't a financial centre yet," Siao, whose company is selling a 20 per cent stake in Bank ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Deals put Switzerland on path to becoming a yuan hub

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... maintain financial stability". "Switzerland's potential as a [yuan] hub has three major aspects. It is a very strong asset management hub, with more than 5 trillion Swiss francs ... centres. In addition, the small and medium-sized enterprises based in Switzerland are very competitive exporters and there is room for growth if they embrace the [yuan]. "In future, I think ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Singapore beats London as offshore yuan hubs jostle for new positions

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com The movers shake up ranks of offshore yuan centres Singapore, the US, Australia and South Korea emerged as the offshore hubs that saw their shares of the renminbi payments market grow the most in the past year. Singapore overtook London to become the biggest offshore renminbi centre outside Hong Kong. Its payments value accounted for 28.4 per cent ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan surges up currency rankings

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

    ... financial centres such as London, Singapore and Frankfurt establish the necessary infrastructure and agreements to support [yuan] transactions, we will see the [yuan] grow significantly in these markets," he said. Swift operates the world's largest network facilitating the transfer of financial messages between banks. The market share of yuan usage in payments between entities based ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Delayed payments system stalls yuan’s global ambitions

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

    ... the currency's use. A spate of agreements on yuan clearing with financial centres in Europe and Asia signed over the past month or so highlighted the importance of such a system for those ambitions. Yet ... say it is unlikely to be ready before 2016. The slippage might be good news for China's big clearing banks, such as Bank of China, and offshore yuan centres such as London or Singapore, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

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

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

    ... of South Korea's yuan transactions with mainland China and Hong Kong has jumped by 5.6 times since June 2013, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, or Swift, said. ...




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