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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Through train stock scheme forecast to fuel yuan trade in Hong Kong

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by Jeanny Yu

    ... converting into the mainland currency to trade Shanghai stocks under the through train scheme, said Andrew Fung, an executive director and head of global banking and markets at Hang Seng Bank, ... have a impact on the mainland market YUAN JI, GZHS RESEARCH For mainland investors, their investment in Hong Kong stocks is limited to 10.5 billion yuan per day and up to 250 billion yuan ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's QDII scheme to increase outflow of yuan stalls

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Jeanny Yu

    ... timing. "QDII is very unfortunate because it was introduced in 2007, when stock markets were at their peak," he said. "The financial crisis the year after led to massive losses, ... China's commitment to opening up its capital market is meeting a reality check, with the size of its QDII funds, which allow Chinese investors to trade overseas securities, falling to the lowest ...

  3. 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

    ... in currency markets for the first time in 18 months to defend the peg to the US dollar. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority bought US$2.1 billion to help curb the rise of the Hong Kong dollar against 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 ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Deals put Switzerland on path to becoming a yuan hub

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... with the People's Bank of China and obtained a quota to invest in China's interbank bond market. The swap agreement enables yuan and Swiss francs to be directly purchased and repurchased between ... reserves in the Chinese bond market, the Swiss central bank said yesterday. The SNB flagged its ambition to build an offshore yuan hub in its announcement, saying the swap agreement was "a key ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China's foreign exchange regulator expects more capital outflows

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... long-term inflationary pressures. "The economy is stabilising, which helps boost market confidence, and the foreign trade situation has started improving, and the interest rate differential ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Big challenges ahead for yuan to go global

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of China's trade will be settled in yuan by 2015, and that within three to five years at least half of China's trade flows with emerging markets could be settled in yuan. This means nearly US$2 ... with China underpin the breadth and depth of the offshore yuan market in Hong Kong," he said. The city's role as the leading offshore hub for yuan business is coming under pressure from ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Mainland China banks set own yuan rates for retail clients

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by DON WEINLAND

    ... be guided by interbank market rates, which are subject to controls such as the midpoint trading rate set each day by the central bank. Regulators have shown little intention thus far of letting the market determine the midpoint rate, the key to control over exchange rates. The mainland previously lifted retail yuan exchange controls involving currencies other than the dollar. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Aussie falls after RBA chief Glenn Stevens calls it overvalued

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by BLOOM

    ... Weston, chief market strategist at IG in Melbourne. Stevens' speech "says to me the market should have a slight bias toward rate cuts, rather than rate hikes". Interest-rate swaps ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Analysts lower growth targets for greenback

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by BLOOM

    ... market was tighter than the Fed anticipated. That might spur inflation and drive the currency to gain "gradually" against most its 20 major peers, Barclays said. The Fed has held its ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Yuan surges up currency rankings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... in these markets," he said. Swift operates the world's largest network facilitating the transfer of financial messages between banks. The market share of yuan usage in payments between entities based ... in Frankfurt and London to support [yuan] trading will promote greater use of the currency for global trade and finance across the region. As the use of the [yuan] grows, we expect more market centres ...




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