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International Finance

City can 'help recover ill-gotten gains'

Hong Kong can help foreign countries recover assets squirrelled away by their dictators by freezing the money and returning it to the people.

Thursday, 23 February, 2012, 12:00am

Europe must wake up to China's role in debt crisis

Over recent weeks, as Europe's power brokers have forced Greek politicians to enact new austerity measures against bitter popular opposition, there has been a great deal of misguided talk about how China could bail out the euro zone's debt-stricken economies.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Third of bosses say euro will collapse

The euro's days are numbered, a new survey shows.

An FTI Consulting survey of about 800 top executives in Asia, the Middle East and North America shows nearly two-thirds expect at least one of the 17 euro zone members to relinquish the euro.

About a third expect the currency to perish by the end of this year.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

It's a seductive claim but sex is not to blame for cheap yuan

You might think the yuan is undervalued because Beijing deliberately holds it down in order to boost China's exports.

But according to new research, you are wrong. It is not China's mercantilist economic policy that is to blame for the apparent undervaluation of the yuan. It is sex.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hanke on defence over plan for rupiah

Professor Steve Hanke yesterday repeated his claim that the risks associated with the creation of a currency board in Indonesia were 'minimal' despite growing indications that his advice to the government on exchange rate policy was being ignored.

27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am