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  1. Rules hamper use of yuan for overseas investment

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As a result, they preferred to use dollars. Ma said the policy was one-sided. While the People's Bank of China may have allowed mainland firms to invest overseas in yuan via Hong Kong, companies ... mainland firms have hung back from using yuan to go shopping overseas. 'So far, we have not heard of much overseas direct investment in yuan,' Jun Ma, chief economist for Greater China ...

  2. Business - Money - CURRENCY

    Yuan investments

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... investment product of the day is bank certificates of deposit (CDs), for which yuan rates beat Hong Kong dollar rates by a wide margin. HSBC pays 3.05 per cent for a 12-month yuan CD, versus 1.4 per ... not lend to them in the currency, and offshore banks were blocked from investing in the mainland. So banks paid poor interest on yuan deposits. Much has changed over the past two years. ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Deutsche Bank taps into yuan's business potential

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Deutsche Bank taps into yuan's business potential Deutsche Bank is keen to expand its yuan business globally to support its corporate and investment ... Beijing has encouraged firms and investors to use the currency to settle trade or to invest. Many banks see this as an opportunity to generate business, and financial centres such as Hong Kong ...

  4. Capital investment scheme's great sleight-of-hand trick

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'We want to enhance the competitiveness of this [Capital Investment Entrant] scheme. As you know, many countries are thinking of ways to attract capital.' ... immigration bureaucrats are allowed to deem themselves experts on capital investment. Let's get some things straight about the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, which gives Hong Kong ID cards ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Asian central banks seen entering currency markets if Fed tapers off

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

    ... economies so that foreign investment stays for good. "Central banks can only do so much," Neumann said. ... Reuters in Singapore Asian central banks seen resorting to currency market intervention if a reduction of Federal Reserve stimulus prompts devaluations Jitters over end of cheap money ...

  6. Return investment gains to the people

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... that the government's insistence on running fiscal surpluses and then failing to distribute them to the public has not been the conservative policy claimed. The real value of those surpluses, mostly invested ... months alone, by investing most of the HK$585 billion of government fiscal reserves and funds in assets with negative real yields and which buys less and less from China, Japan, Europe etc. How ...

  7. City banks find plenty of takers for yuan accounts

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Asia would be interested in using Hong Kong as a hub to invest in yuan products. Claude Haberer, head of Asia wealth-management operations at Swiss private bank Pictet, said non-residents had ... Haberer said. 'Offshore yuan accounts and related investments- bonds in particular- have become basic products a Hong Kong-based private bank must offer.' Hong Kong also has to compete ...

  8. Dah Sing to strengthen mainland presence by investing 1.1b yuan

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Dah Sing Banking Group, a Hong Kong-based medium-sized lender, may spend more than 1.1 billion yuan to expand in the mainland in the second half after reporting 8.8 per cent growth in first-half net profit. Managing director Wong Hon-hing said the bank would strengthen its presence in the mainland, setting up a unit incorporated in Shenzhen and increasing its stake ...

  9. Office properties tipped to beat out homes as investments

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Office properties are forecast to replace residences as the most popular investment choice next year as additional stamp duty and tighter mortgage lending dents home buying. ... yield prospect over retail,' said Alvin Yip, DTZ's co-head of investment for China. 'Their price gain has lagged behind luxury residential, and most of all they are subject ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    What bank research reports don't tell you about the yuan

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Kong's offshore market; proof, say the enthusiasts, of the yuan's enormous potential as an international investment and reserve currency. I don't buy it. Banks produce these research ... Tom Holland What bank research reports don't tell you about the yuan Yet another research report about how the yuan is set to challenge the US dollar as the world's dominant ...




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