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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - THE VIEW

    China speeds up transformation of yuan into global currency after crisis

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Yuan's transformation into a global currency has been speedy, but major reforms are needed if China is to seriously challenge the US dollar's status Dollar domination vs yuan As US long bond yields dip below 2 per cent, we are reminded once again that when the world gets nervous, the United States government's funding costs get cheaper. ...

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

    Take a lesson from the West, yuan boost won't spur growth

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:02am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Take a lesson from the West, yuan boost won't spur growth A 500 billion yuan injection from the People's Bank of China into the country's five biggest banks might not be enough to stave off an economic slowdown in the second half of the year. Business, September 18   How true. It's one of the basic laws of monetary theory- you can lead ...

  3. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    The yuan is falling, but only because Beijing wants it to

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Despite talk of a greater role for market forces, the currency is still far from freely floating with constant interventions from the central bank The yuan is falling, but only because Beijing wants it to It is hard to fathom quite why so many people have been surprised by the recent fall in the value of the yuan. Over the past couple of weeks, the mainland currency has ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fall in yuan can have upside, too as credit risk can be properly priced

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fall in yuan can have upside, too Beijing has served notice that speculation in the Chinese currency is no longer a one-way bet. The market is coming to terms with the fact that a sharp depreciation of the yuan in recent days, including the biggest intra-day fall since 2007 yesterday, is policy-driven ahead of an anticipated widening of the unit's daily trading ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HKMA must bring Hong Kong dollar back to near parity with the yuan

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:03pm by WILL HICKEY

    ... of the renminbi is 5 to US$1. The yuan is no longer a mere arbitrage play with the Hong Kong dollar; it has now became a de facto currency in Hong Kong. In this situation, practice (businesses and shop ...

  6. Business - China Business - WHITE COLLAR

    Mainland Chinese financial firms will be through train’s biggest winners

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of investors trading under the scheme. The other reason is the currency. The stock through train is an important step forward for Beijing to encourage investors to use the yuan for investment. As such, both directions of the train use yuan- mainlanders pay brokers in yuan to trade Hong Kong stocks while the mainland's clearing house would handle the currency exchange in Shanghai. ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Evergrande a case study in being too big to fail despite 350b yuan liability

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:20am by Shirley Yam

    ... despite 350b yuan liability For those wanting to get below the surface of China's bad debt problems, nothing is more instructive than a look into the 350 billion yuan liability at Evergrande ... billion bank loan, 44.5 billion yuan in perpetual bonds that are held by banks and their high-net-worth clients and 61 billion yuan in trust borrowings. How the developer- sitting on 250 per cent ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Widely varying payouts for fatal accidents in cities, countryside spark outrage

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by MANDY ZUO

    ... receive 350,000 yuan (HK$442,000), but the amount would have been as much as 800,000 yuan if he had lived in the capital, China National Radio reported. The farmer had been working in Hangzhou ... for a "permit for temporary stay" as the municipal government advises, so in the eyes of the insurance company he was a farmer and not a city-dweller- a difference worth 450,000 yuan. The Modern ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:17am by STAFF

    ... 4,000 exhibitors from 72 countries and last year realised trade deals amounting to 107 billion yuan (HK$135 billion).   Energy leaders gather for Colombia summit The World Energy Council today ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Wanda in leisure drive with travel buy

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:20pm by Doug Young

    ... portion of their business from people who book hotels and air tickets over their PCs and smartphones. According to the reports, Wanda's own travel unit had 25.5 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) ... 30 per cent to reach 5.4 billion yuan. But as I've said above, I suspect that much of Wanda's revenue comes from the hotel business that generates lots of cash but also has much ...




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