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  1. Inflation fears rattle Asian markets

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling US Federal Reserve warning on prices ignites concerns that HK rates could be forced sharply higher by currency peg Inflation fears rattled Asian markets yesterday, causing ... was Tuesday's caution from the US Federal Reserve that inflation was becoming worrisome. The warning came with a 25-basis-point rise in the Fed's target funds rate, to 2.75 per cent. While the rate ...

  2. Buyers misread policy targets

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... shares in Poly Real Estate Group up 4.8 per cent to 11.80 yuan, while China Merchants Property Development gained 3.02 per cent to 11.25 yuan. It is evident that an easing of inflation fears ... also revealed that costs to producers continued to rise sharply, with producer price index inflation up at 10.1 per cent year on year from 10 per cent in July. Fixed-asset investment growth ...

  3. Home is where the hurt is as rates rise

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... power will be restored as inflation picks up, allowing them to play 'pass the interest rate parcel' in the form of rising prices. For Hong Kong banks, in particular, 2005 ... that pre-emptive strikes by the US Federal Reserve to cool down inflation will see it raise its Fed Funds' target rate to 4 per cent by the end of the year. That implies a prime lending rate of 8 per ...

  4. Focus sharpens on hot cash

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... from tracking US rates higher- the mechanism by which currency stability is maintained under the peg. That has threatened to ignite inflation and a property price bubble, and HKMA chief ...

  5. Window closing on cheaper borrowing costs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... but the 'sweet spot' is gone. If we continue to see much higher commodity prices and consumer price increases feeding into inflation, we could see an even bigger increase than is currently expected ... adjustment in rates is in the cards were evident in the recent performance of 'Tips' (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities- a US treasury bond whose principal increases at the same rate ...

  6. Volatility means proceed with caution

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... said. A retreating oil price, declining inflation rates and sound external balances had opened a window of opportunity for more accommodative monetary policy and thrown low valuations now ... a recovery of China shares,' she said. Deutsche Bank's Ms Chew echoed this view. 'With Chinese inflation falling over the past few months, China's policymakers are now focused ...

  7. Peg ceiling likely in bid to stop 'hot cash'

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Officials consider capping HK dollar's trading range to get rates back on track Hong Kong's 21-year-old currency peg is likely to be adjusted to stem the flow of 'hot money' into the banking system that threatens to ignite inflation by keeping interest rates artificially low. The move was revealed yesterday by John Greenwood, the so-called ...

  8. Bond issues chase eroding pie

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... rates, from which international bonds will continue to be priced, along with inflation rates. A larger than expected outcome for either could make nonsense later in the year of what today looks ...

  9. Pressure mounts to give rates a leg up

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... economic pressures, manifested in ballooning official reserves and the threat of runaway inflation, together with external political pressure from trading partners, would force the hand of mainland ...

  10. Cash is king for Asia's wealthy

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... 'We continue to advise our clients to include hedge funds, mutual funds, structured products and other professionally managed vehicles in their portfolio.' In times of high inflation, Mr ...



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