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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 ... change in fund flows due to any global financial market volatility… could impact on our property market", but added that a series of market cooling steps- including several property stamp ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CURRENCIES

    Monetary Authority intervenes to hold down value of the Hong Kong dollar

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to Hong Kong would further spur property prices and the stock market, and forecast that the HKMA would be forced to intervene again. The authority swapped HK$4.67 billion for US$603 million ... in the United States and Europe," said Kenix Lai, a currency analyst at Bank of East Asia in Hong Kong. "That's evident by the rising stock market and property prices. I expect the HKMA ...

  3. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Exchange Fund rounds to HK$41.2b gain in third quarter

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the mortgage repayment-to-income burden is lower than in 1997, the local property market's risk is no smaller," he said. "In 1997, interest rates were on a downtrend whereas nowadays, ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Market turnaround and gains in currencies and bonds lead third-quarter reversal from HK$41.7 billion loss in the same period last year Exchange Fund rebounds ...

  4. Business - China Business - CURRENCIES

    Rewards and risks in U.K. yuan push

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 01:32pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... the world could have hoped for. It makes China's emergence as a consumer economy much more likely." The UK housing market could bubble up with the inflow of Chinese money DIANA CHOYLEVA, ... investors looking to invest in the UK market," Doorman said. However, Choyleva said one negative factor was that it would mean higher interest rates in the US, Britain and the European Union. ...

  5. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    The dollar peg is not done yet

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 01:41pm by Norman Chan

    ... With a weakening US dollar in recent years, some consider the LERS the main culprit for Hong Kong’s overheating property market. They argue that the government should consider switching to some other ... due to quantitative easing in the US has adversely affected the Hong Kong dollar, resulting in high inflation and overheating in the property market. This view seems to suggest ...

  6. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong's dollar peg faces uncertainty with some seeing yuan link on the way

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... interest rates, encouraging more money to flow into the property market," he said. "Without the peg, local interest rates would likely rise to help cool the market and keep in check ... pointed out that in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, Hong Kong property prices fell for almost six years. While other Asian economies were able to devalue their currencies, Hong Kong ...

  7. Business - Money - CURRENCIES

    Asia braces as Fed tapering looms, with Indonesia at risk

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... in the property, telecommunications and fertiliser sectors, are also vulnerable as are those that have borrowed in the dollar high-yield bond market. "Emerging markets have received a quantitative ... as Fed tapering looms The panic that rippled through Asia's markets in May and June might just be a prelude to a more serious capital flight when the US Federal Reserve starts winding down ...

  8. Business - China Business - CURRENCIES

    Yuan's drop a mixed blessing for Chinese exporters

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:10am by Denise Tsang

    ... 0.9 per cent in its biggest-ever weekly decline, capping off its largest monthly loss of 1.4 per cent in February. Market rumours spread that speculators had built large long positions in the yuan earlier this year after the central bank surprised the market by allowing the currency to gain 2.9 per cent last year. That far exceeded initial market expectations for an appreciation ...

  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Overseas Indians offer little help in propping up rupee

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 10:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mumbai Expatriates' property investments and bank deposits fall as currency slumps to record low Overseas Indians offer little help in propping up rupee The patriotism ... particularly in the Gulf- who can get more rupees for hard currency. However, it has not triggered a surge in high-value investments in real estate, private equity funds and stock markets, bankers ...



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