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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 ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com First intervention in 18 months as authority monitors potential shocks from mainland and risk of fallout from US Fed's tapering policy HKMA on alert ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    US warns China over yuan depreciation and market intervention

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... of the Treasury suggest Washington is not completely sold on Beijing's intention to reduce intervention in exchange markets. "If the recent currency weakness signals a change in China's ... with reports of "considerable intervention" in exchange markets by Beijing. The US also appears likely to pressure Europe at the meetings to act more decisively to fix its troubled banking ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MONETARY POLICY

    Beijing to reduce intervention in yuan when time is right, PBOC chief says

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:07pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Beijing pushes back as US treasury secretary calls for market-determined exchange rate Yuan intervention to ease when time right, says PBOC China will increase the flexibility of the yuan exchange rate and reduce intervention when conditions are ready, its central bank chief said yesterday. "We hope that market demand ...

  4. News - China - ECONOMY

    US Treasury secretary leaves talks with China pledge to reduce currency intervention

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised the annual dialogue with his Chinese counterparts as "good and productive", after Beijing agreed to reduce intervention in the currency market ... whether rates will go up or down. But [that] they are increasingly driven by the market with less and less intervention is a good thing." China recorded another month of significant trade ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russian markets, currency take a hit on intervention in Ukraine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:01pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian markets and currency take a hit after intervention in Ukraine Russia took a financial hit over its military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine, with its markets and currency plunging. The Moscow stock market fell over 11 per cent, wiping nearly US$60 billion off the value of Russian companies in a day, and the central bank spent US$10 billion of its reserves ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Tsang defends market-intervention, old-age allowance policies

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 01:09pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau The government is using market-intervention policies only as temporary measures to restore “balance” to weak sectors, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said on Wednesday morning. Speaking at a forum on welfare populism, Tsang said: “We are still a firm believer in the market and, it is only when the market begins to fail that, in selected areas, we introduce ...

  7. Business - Money

    Market Open: Hang Seng seen higher on fresh HKMA intervention

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 07:45am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu The Hang Seng index is seen to open higher after the city's central bank was again forced to sell Hong Kong dollars in the money market to prevent the local currency from strenghthening against the US dollar. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said on Tuesday it sold HK$3.1 billion after market closed, as the greenback was trading at HK$7.75 against the Hong Kong dollar. ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Market Open: Hang Seng seen higher on strong US data, HKMA intervention

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:11am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Hong Kong stocks are expected to rise today, buoyed by a combination of strong economic data from the United States and by news of further interventions by the city's de ... the United States and by news of further interventions by the city's de facto central bank to weaken the local currency unit after strong inflows of hot money. Data from payrolls processor ADP ...

  9. Business - Money

    Market Open: Hang Seng seen higher on fresh HKMA intervention

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 08:18am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Hang Seng is seen to open higher on speculation that hot money will boost equity prices after the city's de facto central bank stepped into the market to weaken the local ... stepped into the market to weaken the local unit,  selling HK$2.7 billion worth of Hong Kong dollars. This is the sixth time in the past two weeks that the HKMA has stepped in to try to curb ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Obama warns Putin over military intervention in Ukraine as armed squads take up positions

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 01:26pm by Reuters

    ... in transit and at airports in Crimea Armed men take control of two airports in Crimea US President Barack Obama has warned Russia against any military intervention in Ukraine after the country’s new ... in Washington. “The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.” Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty ...




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