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  1. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    How the US dollar destabilises the world

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 10:25am by STEVE HANKE

    ... Steve Hanke A formal agreement between the US dollar and euro, and adoption of currency boards by other countries, could end damaging hot money flows Seeking calmer waters Karl Schiller, ... the world's great destabiliser is the United States. How could this be? In the post-second world war era, the world has been on a US dollar standard and the US Federal Reserve the world's de ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The HK$1 trillion reason to keep Hong Kong's US dollar peg

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to keep Hong Kong's US$ peg Predictably, the 30th anniversary of Hong Kong's exchange rate peg has prompted calls for the city to ditch its link to the US dollar, and switch to a peg to the yuan. Alas, the people making these calls have failed to think things through. To abandon the US dollar link would be to court financial disaster. Critics say the peg may have made sense ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should keep its peg to the US dollar for now

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the peg of the Hong Kong dollar to the US dollar at a fixed exchange rate- given that some people are arguing that it is time for change. While there is no need to do anything about the peg, ... the city ditch the peg and manage the currency more flexibly against either the US dollar, the yuan or perhaps a basket of currencies. Bear in mind that for 26 years as HKMA chief he had defended ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Let us into Canada or give us C$5m, axed investor migrants demand

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:15pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young How much is a Canadian passport worth? The notion that a dollar value can be placed on citizenship will be anathema to many, but it was one of the key considerations that led ... Canadian-dollar range. Not everyone is a fan of Leahy’s tactics, or the publicity his judicial review has received. Toronto barrister Cecil Rotenberg, whose clients include immigration services and other ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stock market through train poses challenges to role of Hong Kong dollar

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial HK dollar's days are numbered The first so-called through-train proposal for mainland investors to buy Hong Kong shares is remembered for helping drive a red-hot local ... the relevance of the Hong Kong dollar. If trade and financial commitments can be settled in yuan, it becomes a more convenient currency to use. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More charity dollars must go to environmental causes

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 08:03pm by RYAN GLASGO, SOPHIE LE CLUE

    ... specifically at policymakers, they also resonate when recognising the extent of environmental neglect beyond the public sector. This was brought home recently by a study on philanthropic grants of US ... regions surveyed in the study by private bank Coutts. This statistic is striking when contrasted with the other target sectors: a total of US$291 million (25 per cent) and US$57.8 million (7 per ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Some advice for the censors: lighten up, fellas

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Michael Chugani

    ... to us more like a nutritious liquid diet. Gandhi would have been amused. Bobby Sands probably turned in his grave laughing. If what the pan-democrats did for 16 days outside HSBC is called ... lovers come down on us like a tonne of bricks as if we're the instigator, not the victim. But much as we dislike barking dogs, we're disgusted by whackos who poison dogs and torture ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US should make better use of its skilled Asian immigrants

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 07:24pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin calls for a focus on integration to end the 'brain waste' US should make better use of its skilled Asian immigrants Having an "Asian" face with a "US ambassador" title, I have often been asked where I am really from. Or, perhaps more politely, just how many generations back did my family emigrate from Asia to the US? I am generally ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    30 years on, Hong Kong's dollar peg is still a star performer

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by JOHN TSANG/JOHN GREENWOOD

    ... it is an integral part of our daily life. After all these years, some of us may have only vague memories of the anxiety in the community when the Hong Kong dollar depreciated sharply prior to the adoption ... trade-dependent economy. Our import and export trade transactions are mostly denominated in US dollars. With the peg, it is much easier for businesses to estimate costs and determine pricing, since ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    The 64,000-dollar question about HSBC's ATM cards

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:49am by Howard Winn

    ... This worked at some ATMs only. The 64,000-dollar question, however, is why the Plus-linked ATM card cannot use the savings account as the primary account. HSBC says this is because the UnionPay ATM ... there is no revenue-enhancing motive in all this and that it has nothing to do with the commercial arrangements with UnionPay. As ever, feel free to advise us of your experience with these cards.   Pollution linked ...




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