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  1. HFT warns of tough year with fund launch

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com HFT Investment Management (HK) is launching a renminbi unit-trust fund today, using its 1.1 billion yuan (HK$1.35 billion) quota of renminbi qualified foreign institutional investors- but is warning that this year will be challenging. The joint venture between Haitong Securities and BNP Paribas said it was cautiously optimistic about market prospects ...

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

    Domestic investors' confidence in redback counts more than foreigners'

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Domestic investors' confidencein rising 'redback' is the key The pace of internationalisation of the "redback", as the renminbi is known by some, ... the yuan among all the investors on whom the recent yuan hoopla has depended. Exporters to China are happy at present to accept yuan in payment not because they need it to pay for imports ...

  3. Traders off the mark on Wen warning

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in strategic foreign projects Students permitted to buy US$20,000 to fund studies abroad 2002 Foreigners allowed to buy A shares under the qualified foreign institutional investor initiative Exporters ... wider. Now exporters can keep most foreign earnings, and this year domestic financial institutions such as insurance companies may receive approval to invest a small portion of their portfolios ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Big rally in Asian currencies signals 'sell'

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... only to Deutsche Bank, according to a survey by Euromoney Institutional Investor in May last year. UBS had a 10.5 per cent share of the market. The Citigroup Surprise Index for Asia-Pacific, ... currencies since September is a sell signal to two of the world's largest foreign-exchange trading firms, as the region's economic growth increasingly falls short of forecasts. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Goal of yuan convertibility within reach

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by QU HONGBIN

    ... moves to free up interest rates, an essential part of the process, are gaining momentum and important share schemes such as the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor and the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor programmes look certain to be expanded; restrictions on individual cross-border capital flows are also likely to be relaxed. Third, the renminbi is already more ...

  6. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: CURRENCY

    Yuan products- a shopper's guide

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by KEVIN MCQUEEN

    ... can gain exposure to the yuan. She notes the launch of the yuan-denominated qualified foreign institutional investor scheme known RQFII in January, followed by a decision in April to allow ... was settled in the same currency, and Hong Kong banks handled 98 per cent of it. What does this mean for retail investors? Other than yuan-denominated bonds- available mostly to institutional ...

  7. HK investors seek better yields in foreign currencies

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong's retail investors might have given stocks the cold shoulder lately, but demand for foreign currencies is heating up. 'I bought ... Lee said, adding high inflation in the city had encouraged investors to consider foreign currencies in view of the low interest earned on their Hong Kong dollar savings. But currency trading ...

  8. Australian, Canadian dollars tipped to be star performers

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis The foreign exchange market is the largest, richest and most liquid investment instrument on the planet and accessible to any investor, but there are as many risks ... that forex institutions and some banks enjoy. For example, a very small amount of money can be used to control a large contract of foreign currency of up to 200:1 leverage and, in some cases, higher. ...

  9. Retail investors less hungry for dim sum bonds

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... worth of bonds were issued to institutional investors, having attracted subscriptions of about 58.6 billion yuan, more than three times the issue size. A further two billion yuan of bonds ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Retail investors in Hong Kong are showing less appetite for dim sum bonds this year, as expectations of rapid gains in the value of the currency ...

  10. Magazines - Money - CURRENCIES

    Will the yuan rule?

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this will occur. Professor Eswar Prasad, of Cornell University, discussed the subject in a recent talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong. The snappily entitled 'Will the renminbi rule the world?' certainly made people sit up and pay attention, but Prasad, like a lot of the world's investors, is sensibly hedging his bets. Prasad co-wrote a study for the US ...




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