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FX Outlook; Asia
March 15, 2011 Posted by
Last year proved to be yet another strong economic period for China. Within the Pan-Asian region, China's spending spree in the last couple of years has directly benefited its neighboring economies, as the rest of the developed world continue to work slowly through the most painful global recession on record.
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March 01, 2011 Posted by
The question for most people is why the dollar is not strengthening with the upheaval in Egypt, Libya and the Middle East situation. In the risk on/risk off world we have become used to, surely there should have been a flight to quality (U.S. bonds) and consequently the US$, which should have strengthened.
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February 22, 2011 Posted by
After hearing that a well-respected market pundit had reversed his position on the Japanese yen and he was now a fully-committed BEAR on the yen, I thought I would check around to see if market chatter had picked up on other market players, switching from being bullish to bearish on the yen.
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February 15, 2011 Posted by
The Israeli economy has remained strong throughout the financial crisis. Recent estimates of Q4 GDP in 2010 have topped 4.5 percent. This solid economic performance, coupled with relatively high benchmark interest rates at 2.25 percent and a hawkish central bank have been attracting inflows of foreign capital.
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February 07, 2011 Posted by
The Chinese lunar New Year is upon us. According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the Year of the Rabbit when creativity, prudence, and patience should be rewarded. This is supposed to be a year where diplomacy, international relations, and politics will supersede conflict and force.  We can only hope.
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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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