British banks most exposed to Chinese market instability

Disclosures from two of Asia’s largest lenders showed that British banks are among of the most vulnerable to the current market troubles in China.

In its latest report, HSBC said outstanding loans to China grew 12 percent in the past … Read the rest

Yuan inclusion in SDR basket inevitable

The IMF is due to re-examine the composition of its currency basket for Special Drawing Rights, a foreign-exchange reserve asset for fund members, later this year says Zhao Yongsheng.

“Our assessment now is that the substantial real effective appreciation [of … Read the rest

The IMF is due to re-examine the composition of its currency basket for Special Drawing Rights, a foreign-exchange reserve asset for fund members, later this year says Zhao Yongsheng.

“Our assessment now is that the substantial real effective appreciation [of … Read the rest

China, Argentina agree on currency swap

Argentina, which defaulted on its debt in July, will receive the first tranche of a multi-billion dollar currency swap operation with China’s central bank before the end of this year, the South American country’s La Nacion newspaper reported on Sunday.… Read the rest

Greenpeace employee loses millions in failed currency gamble

The know-it-alls, don’t know much about handling their own money.

Greenpeace has fired an employee who lost the environmental charity $5.47 million in a failed gamble on international currency markets, reports ABC Australia.

Greenpeace communications director Mike Townsley said the … Read the rest

The euro will remain the world’s favourite tradeable currency

With the rise of Bitcoin and general hostility towards so-called fiat currencies, notwithstanding the euroskeptic animosity towards the euro, many people are speculating about the ultimate demise of the euro. However, as French politician Marine Le Pen recently intimated to … Read the rest