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FX Outlook; Asia
February 01, 2011 Posted by
China's effort to create an offshore international market for its currency in Hong Kong has generated huge excitement. Since China liberalized trade settlement and investment rules last July, large amount of CNH (CNY that are freely traded in Hong Kong) has accumulated in Hong Kong's banking system.
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FX Outlook; Asia
January 25, 2011 Posted by
China is eager to successfully "internationalize" its currency, as it looks to further promote international trade and associated trade settlement. But as always, it will proceed on its own terms despite global demand for change.
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January 18, 2011 Posted by

The financial markets have been inundated with rumors that Brussels is about to make the euro zone's main bailout fund more effective.

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January 10, 2011 Posted by
A certain amount of reflection is normal and even necessary after a tumultuous period. Last year we witnessed large price movements in all the financial markets (fixed income, equity, commodity, and currency), which one might say were tumultuous, or if not tumultuous, then certainly difficult to predict and definitely not for the faint-hearted.
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January 04, 2011 Posted by
The market is getting ready to take on the European system and challenge the euro. The reason I've chosen that wording is because this could be a situation much like when a central bank intervenes to either protect its own currency or even stop its currency from strengthening too much.
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FX Outlook; Asia
December 27, 2010 Posted by
While the U.S. unleashes a stampede of fiscal and monetary stimulus to keep its economy from stalling and deflation from taking hold, China is wrestling with a festering inflation problem and has begun taking steps to rein in its policy accommodation measures.
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December 21, 2010 Posted by
With only one week left in the year, it is safe to conclude 2010 was an interesting year for the financial markets. There was plenty to discuss and many concerns have yet to be answered.
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December 08, 2010 Posted by
Last week started with the euro (EUR) plunging to 2½-month lows against the USD amid concern that the Irish bailout was not big enough and contagion fears to other euro zone members. The single currency reversed course to rally in the latter part of the week as the European Central Bank (ECB) announced it would continue to provide liquidity to the system into Q1 2011.
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November 30, 2010 Posted by
After another tumultuous year in global financial markets with more unprecedented government intervention, the outlook remains uncertain to say the least. The guarded optimism at the end of 2009 has been replaced by a more subdued view, seasoned by the realization that although the juggernaut may have slowed, any accurate forecasts of its eventual halt and consequences are probably unintentional.
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November 23, 2010 Posted by
The interesting financial news this week besides Irish debt was the market and economists' outspoken criticism of the Fed's quantitative easing — the Fed's tactic to liven up the U.S. economy.
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