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As the US continues to print money and tolerate a cavernous trade gap, regional policy-makers are buying the greenback and imposing capital controls to defend export-led economies from local currency appreciation. However, the apparent futility of this...
Western dealers have set up onshore units in China as part of an effort to regain hedging business with Chinese corporates following large losses from derivatives contracts during 2008. How are these efforts working out? Kathy Wang reports
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Goldman Sachs says investors should get exposure to crude oil, and put a $105 per barrel price target on it, as one of the supply-constrained commodities China most needs, David Walker reports.
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Morgan Stanley has made a senior appointment in mainland China and received permission to trade agricultural products onshore in the country as part of the US investment bank’s efforts to grow its commodity business in the world’s second largest economy....
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