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  1. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Yuan jumps to 6-month high against US dollar

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Rally comes after central bank raises midpoint exchange rate following record trade surplus Yuan jumps to 6-month high against dollar The yuan rose ... trading partners about low-priced Chinese goods and would raise the pressure for the yuan to appreciate faster. The central bank did not post the anchor rate on Monday due to a holiday. ...

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    Japanese policymakers warn that rapid yen moves 'undesirable'

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

    ... of the bank's August policy meeting showed some central bank policymakers thought exports are becoming less responsive to yen declines, partly because many Japanese companies have shifted production ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Goldman Sachs bullish on dollar as Fed moves toward higher rates

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

    ... 8. The European Central Bank had dominated the direction of the euro, which staged a 15 per cent rally after president Mario Draghi said in July 2012 he would do "whatever it takes" ... cut interest rates on Thursday. The central bank reduced all three of its main interest rates by 10 basis points. The benchmark rate is now 0.05 per cent and the deposit rate minus 0.2 per ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Currency hedge funds welcome a return to market volatility

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by BLOOM

    ... to 2.2 per cent. That followed a 0.3 per cent rise in July, the first two consecutive advances since October, as diverging policies among central banks create wider price swings for investors ... is up from a record low on a closing basis of 5.29 per cent in July. Splits in policy among central bankers in the US, euro zone, Britain and Japan are becoming more pronounced, setting ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    NZ dollar's continued fall boosts expectations for rate rise

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Reuters

    ... interest rates, which are expected next year. On a trade-weighted basis, the kiwi has retreated from a post-float high of 82, hit last month, to 79.1 on Friday. The index is below the central ... Capital in Singapore. The central bank faces a careful balancing act because while the weaker kiwi makes it easier to raise interest rates and curb inflation, a weaker currency can also import ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Oversold British pound to test a six-year high on markets

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... central bank's odds of increasing its benchmark by year-end at 23 per cent, compared with 1 per cent odds for the United States Federal Reserve, overnight-index swaps data showed. The pound ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan trade settlement value declines by 12pc in July

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in July, suggesting upward yuan pressure is likely to increase if the central bank does not intervene in the foreign exchange market, ANZ said. "With Chinese economic activity improving, we ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Britain eyes Bitcoin, rivals, with virtual currency rules

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters

    ... currencies are not backed by a central bank or government, but have become increasingly used as a means of online exchange with some bricks-and-mortar vendors also accepting them as payment for goods ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

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

    ... with that for the baht in Thailand. The HKMA has similar set-ups with the central bank of Malaysia, forged in 2006, with mainland China in 2009 and Indonesia in 2010. Indonesia and Thailand are the two biggest ... other central banks have confidence in our system and will help develop Hong Kong as a regional payment hub," Fung said. "For the Bank of Thailand and other central banks, this means ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

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

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

    ... programme. South Korea residents held US$40.67 billion in dollar-denominated deposits at the end of June, while those in yuan were equivalent to US$11.97 billion, central bank figures show. Kwon ...




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