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  1. 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

    ... the greenback, after the local currency had been pushed to the upper limit of the range that triggers intervention to support the peg. Financial market volatility … could impact on our property market ... change in fund flows due to any global financial market volatility… could impact on our property market", but added that a series of market cooling steps- including several property stamp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1545170/systemic-risk-answers-sought-hkma-intervenes-currency
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

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

    ... for the US market to settle their transactions. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, a legislator for the financial services sector, said the HKMA's link-up with other central banks along ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561437/thai-payment-link-boosts-hk-hub-role
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

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

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

    ... of 2014, from 1,025.65 yesterday, Kwon Goohoon, a Seoul-based economist at the US bank, wrote in a report. "This market will likely increase yuan settlement for Korean exports to China and expand yuan investments by Korean investors, weakening the won against the dollar in the process," Kwon wrote. This market will likely expand yuan investments by Korean investors KWON ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1563754/goldman-sachs-warns-won-yuan-trading-will-weaken-south
  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

    ... to build on gains as yuan hub France wants to expand its yuan business on the back of a strong trade relationship with China, while its financial firms are keen to offer yuan investment products, ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1560725/france-out-build-gains-yuan-hub-consul-general-hong-kong-says
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's QDII scheme to increase outflow of yuan stalls

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

    ... timing. "QDII is very unfortunate because it was introduced in 2007, when stock markets were at their peak," he said. "The financial crisis the year after led to massive losses, ... China's commitment to opening up its capital market is meeting a reality check, with the size of its QDII funds, which allow Chinese investors to trade overseas securities, falling to the lowest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557335/beijings-qdii-scheme-increase-outflow-yuan-stalls
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Currency traders looking to profit from price swings

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

    ... of emphasis on to that. A few bits and pieces are starting to fall into place to support this change in market behaviour." Bits and pieces are starting … to support this change in market ... cent during the worst of the global financial crisis in October 2008. Price swings have widened this month for nine of 31 major currencies, led by Israel's shekel and with Russia's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561372/currency-traders-looking-profit-price-swings
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Deals put Switzerland on path to becoming a yuan hub

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

    ... with the People's Bank of China and obtained a quota to invest in China's interbank bond market. The swap agreement enables yuan and Swiss francs to be directly purchased and repurchased between ... reserves in the Chinese bond market, the Swiss central bank said yesterday. The SNB flagged its ambition to build an offshore yuan hub in its announcement, saying the swap agreement was "a key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557114/deals-put-switzerland-path-becoming-yuan-hub
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Singapore beats London as offshore yuan hubs jostle for new positions

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

    ... 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 ... to become the third-biggest player outside Hong Kong or the mainland, with a market share of 10.8 per cent, while Australia replaced Luxembourg as sixth-biggest. South Korea was the biggest mover, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1562218/singapore-beats-london-offshore-yuan-hubs-jostle-new
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Australia plays catch-up in yuan business as deal with China nears

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Australia plays catch-up in yuan business as deal nears Opportunities for Australian companies to participate in the burgeoning yuan market are expected to increase as the country ... is Australia's single biggest export market with two-way trade flows of around A$150 billion (HK$1.1 trillion) last year. But at present less than 1 per cent of Australia's merchandise trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1558526/australia-plays-catch-yuan-business-deal-china-nears
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1557731/chinas-foreign-exchange-regulator-expects-more-capital

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