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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    International Monetary Fund warns Hong Kong over mainland exposure

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by Jeanny Yu

    ... exposure The mainland is now Hong Kong's most systemically important exposure in terms of a potential shock to interbank markets, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday, urging ... Monetary Authority, including effective co-operation with mainland supervisors," the IMF said in report released yesterday. Under an extreme scenario presented in the IMF analysis, ...

  2. Business - Economy

    International Monetary Fund urges structural reform of Asian economies

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... and Pacific. Asia [can] meet challenges ahead provided it stays the course on reforms INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND Tightening of global liquidity is one of the four main risks confronting Asia this year and next year, the International Monetary Fund said. Other dangers include a sharper-than-envisaged slowdown in China, waning effectiveness of growth-supporting policies in Japan, and political ...

  3. News - World - UKRAINE

    United States, International Monetary Fund offer help to battered Ukraine economy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney US and IMF offer help to repair battered economy The United States and the International Monetary Fund have offered to help Ukraine in rebuilding its ... the official said. Kerry "reiterated the view that Russia, the United States and appropriate European and international organisations must work together to support a strong, economically ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority's lack of independence queried in IMF study

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by DON WEINLAND

    ... the city's exposure to mainland borrowers. In a financial sector assessment aimed at gauging the Hong Kong banking system's compliance with Basel III rules, the International Monetary Fund said ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Fund assessment notes the chief executive's powers to control monetary authority, amid growing concerns over exposure to mainland borrowers IMF ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief pledges support for US dollar peg

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:27pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMA chief pledges support for US dollar peg Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said yesterday that he would continue to support ... effectively makes the Hong Kong dollar hostage to US monetary policy and would impact rates for housing and loans in the city. "Despite its imperfections, the Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS) ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    London property not best investment for Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... assets over different market cycles." Hong Kong Monetary Authority, November 7 And so saying, the HKMA announced that it has jumped into the London property market by paying HK$2.5 billion ... fund manager. Wisely, the HKMA has in the past mostly put the money in the most boring bonds it can find or let others run it. But its executives have never favoured a passive role. With so ...

  7. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Carry trades get a fresh boost from ECB's loose monetary policy

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Reuters

    ... the uncertainty around the European Central Bank's extraordinary monetary policy, one thing is for sure: it'll be good for carry trades. If an asset has a higher yield than euro-denominated ... on the secondary market. This all was probably justified, and might even work. Or help, at any rate, though the list of provisos and limitations to monetary policy effectiveness in the euro zone is long. ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth funds threaten world markets, investors say

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... of state-backed funds taking part in capital markets prompted the International Monetary Fund to sit down with an international group of them in 2008 to draw up a set of voluntary practices ... funds' involvement in markets but stressed his fund addressed the issue with strict internal guidelines. "It is not an issue that I take lightly," he said. "We have put in place ...

  9. Business - Money - RECRUITMENT

    Credit funds in recruitment drive for local experts in Asia

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... is an issue in China," said Shaun Roache, resident representative for Hong Kong at the International Monetary Fund. "We haven't been through a full credit cycle. All international ... Reuters As Asian bond markets grow, hiring focuses on analysts who can monitor trends on the ground Credit funds in drive for local experts in Asia Asset managers are looking to hire more ...

  10. Business - Money - IPO OUTLOOK

    Developers push ahead

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... will wind down its bond buying program and the International Monetary Fund's latest warning about mainland government debt are not helping market participants looking to take firms public. ... headwinds, at least eight initial public offerings remain on track. These include Wuzhou International, a mid-sized mainland property developer, which began a pre-marketing roadshow last week for its ...




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