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  1. It makes sense for US to be patient over yuan

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland When Vice-Premier Wang Qishan travels to Washington next week for the latest instalment of the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, the yuan's exchange rate ... slowdown, China's economic policymakers decided to stop the currency's climb. For the past 12 months, they have kept the yuan rock-steady in a narrow band either side of 6.83 yuan ...

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

    HKMA's push for yuan as an economic pillar is puzzling

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp HKMA's puzzling push for yuan as an economic pillar The Hong Kong Monetary Authority's measures came as the [yuan] climbed to a 19-year high against the US dollar amid strong growth in the use of yuan for worldwide trade and investment. It is now the 13th-most used currency for international payments. SCMP, April 26 Why should a company outside ...

  3. Nationalistic barriers

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... US politicians would rather blame China than look at the real causes of US economic troubles, writes James Dorn As US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson attends the third annual strategic economic dialogue in Beijing, the leading contender for the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, has argued that the United States is experiencing 'a slow ...

  4. HK dollar pegged to an economic concept well past its use-by date

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and executive director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue). You get the picture: Joe knows his economic onions. So when he says there is no such thing as a fixed exchange rate system, Donald Tsang, ... Kong JOE STIGLITZ is a very, very smart guy. If you doubt that, take a look at his CV- all 51 pages of it. In his time he has been professor of economics at Columbia, Stanford, Princeton, ...

  5. Yuan set for bigger global role

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to accelerate the pace of yuan appreciation, Xia said, economic stability remained the top concern for the central government while weighing financial reforms. 'China has to take care of its own ... for the country's economic growth, at 6 to 7 per cent in the next five years. But he said it would be impossible for growth to slip below 6 per cent a year. The slower pace would be caused by a slowdown ...

  6. Business - ECONOMY

    Group of Seven leaders will not use currencies to wage 'economic warfare'

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Leading economies agree currency devaluations must not be exploited to gain a competitive edge G20 leaders ease fears over 'economic warfare' G20 finance ministers yesterday moved to calm fears of looming "economic warfare" on the currency markets, pledging they would not target specific forex rates or devalue currencies to make ...

  7. More success than expected, say analysts, because sides focused on resolvable issues

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Strategic Economic Dialogue at a transitional time when expectations were low and concrete results seemed unrealistic, analysts said. The two sides announced agreements on subjects such as trade, ... their argument here and move on to more solvable issues at the meeting,' Professor Shi said. China gave up ground in the dialogue by allowing foreign banks to trade bonds in China on their own ...

  8. Warning over global risk of sharp rise in yuan

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... at the Third Sino-US Strategic Economic Dialogue, being held outside Beijing. Overseas media have identified the ministry as one of the leading opponents within the cabinet of a stronger yuan, because ... the yuan appreciates too fast, it would not correspond to China's economic conditions and is not something that China can afford,' he said. The central bank yesterday set the daily ...

  9. US-China tensions a change in emphasis, not in position

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on economic policy. At this week's meeting of the bilateral Strategic and Economic Dialogue in the US capital, there has been little US pressure on China to let the yuan strengthen. Instead, ... with Tom Holland Economic summits between Beijing and Washington have never been comfortable affairs. In the past, the source of the awkwardness was the yuan. US politicians complained ...

  10. Dialogue vital on issues that define our times

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and trading systems, and also on combating climate change, matters to developing countries generally. It often speaks for them. Developed and developing countries must engage in meaningful dialogue ...




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