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  • Western Union Business Solutions - China continues back-and-forth on inflation
    Strategic economic restructuring will be accelerated and stabilising price levels will be given a more prominent position However it appears that the simplest and most effective tool that China has to manage its rising prices allowing the currency to appreciate thus reducing the cost of imported commodities energy and manufactured goods appears to be off the table It is increasingly difficult to argue that China s export sector cannot tolerate some currency appreciation a move which would also help Beijing get price pressures under control Brian Jackson of RBC Capital Markets in Hong Kong told the Financial Times The strength of domestic demand also suggests that rate hikes are needed to keep China s economy on an even keel Instead the government has once again raised the reserves it requires commercial banking institutions to keep on deposit with the People s Bank of China By withdrawing liquidity from the economy it hopes to tame potentially runaway growth In China inflation can be a source of significant social unrest and there s growing pressure from the Chinese population itself to deal with the situation Note that exceedingly strong exports growth amid an already overheated domestic economy is not good news as it adds to the overheating pressures which will require the government to take even more stringent measures to bring down inflation analysts Yu Song and Helen Qiao at Goldman Sachs wrote in a recent investment note Chinese growth and monetary policy will continue having an outsize effect on other global economies and currencies Many countries like Australia and Brazil now rely greatly on the export of raw materials to the Chinese industrial machine Major firms in the developed world like General Motors are counting on expansion into China and other emerging markets to fuel growth going forwards On Monday this principle was borne out the euro gained against the dollar as a variety of risk assets outperformed on the basis of unchanged policy at the Chinese central bank Increasingly the People s Bank of China is becoming as important to the global economy as the Federal Reserve Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts New Zealand dollar rose amid Obama speech and China inflation report New Zealand s dollar increased against most of its peers after U S President Barack Obama proposed China concerned about perils posed by inflation Inflation remains a serious threat that is pushed by increasing expenses germane to labor according The China Trap China s financial chiefs face a difficult dilemma fight inflation or maintain employment Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/China-continues-back-and-forth-on-inflation.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Euro drives higher as Italy acts to confront debt scourge
    has rallied doing nothing is not an option right now The mild rebound in the euro is fueled partially by the premise that European officials are working frantically on a more aggressive response to the crisis Napolitano honored Mario Monti as a senator for life fueling speculation the president also will name him as interim prime minister Monti was a European Commissioner and vice president of the European Central Bank Silvio Berlusconi is likely to wrap up 17 years as prime minister by resigning on Monday the latest Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Euro falls as Italy emerges as debt scourge flashpoint The common currency of the European Union dropped in value on Monday against the U S dollar and the Dollar drives higher amid debt crisis pull on euro Friday saw the world s reserve currency continue climbing against its 17 nation rival as the greenba Spain becoming flashpoint of debt scourge as euro swoons Government bonds of two euro zone nation s long rumored to be on the cusp of being snared by the tal Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Euro-drives-higher-as-Italy-acts-to-confront-debt-scourge.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - South Pacific currencies fall to U.S. dollar
    Riddell with Australia New Zealand Banking Group told Bloomberg The Aussie dropped to its lowest value since March 17 while the Kiwi s value was the lowest since May 16 Dow Jones Newswires indicates the report about reduced Chinese manufacturing follows predictions from earlier this week by the International Monetary Fund which stated projections for world growth have been downgraded The Australian dollar also dropped in value when held against the Japanese yen Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Aussie falls to U S dollar amid concerns about reduced growth The monetary unit of Australia dropped in value for a second consecutive day against the U S dollar South Pacific currencies fall as credit services wield slashes to euro zone The dollars of Australia and New Zealand slipped Friday to the world s reserve currency amid the thr Aussie Kiwi fall against greenback after U S Fed meeting South Pacific dollars lost value against the world s reserve currency on Wednesday after the policy Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/South-Pacific-currencies-fall-to-US-dollar.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Spanish, Italian bond auctions bolster euro zone optimism
    to ease analysts said I expect we will see some decrease in the pressure on euro zone periphery debt UniCredit deputy fixed income head Luca Cazzulani told Reuters Indeed the euro rose nearly 2 percent versus the dollar on the day its best performance since July But others cautioned that the common currency is likely to keep sliding Contagion Brown Brothers Harriman said in a note always came back as strong as ever after a lull Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Euro gains amid euro zone optimism The shared currency of the European Union continued driving higher in value on Friday morning amid l China bond announcement raises eurozone spirits China s announcement that it may buy more Spanish government bonds contingent on market conditions Italian prime minister discusses vulnerable euro zone The 17 nation euro zone is prone to disintegration should no stronger efforts ensue to reduce borrow Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United States USD Archive 2012 December 51 November 109 October 97 September

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Spanish-Italian-bond-auctions-bolster-euro-zone-optimism.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Bloomberg Businessweek: Yen Falls Against Major Peers as Haven Demand Ebbs on U.S. Sales
    a market analyst in Washington at Western Union Business Solutions a unit of Western Union Co WU said in a telephone interview There was good news on the consumer which can bode better for the outlook on spending On the other side of the coin we saw that regional manufacturing remained a weak spot Read full article at Businessweek com Category Media Coverage Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Kiwi Aussie drop against yen amid disappointing U S Chinese economic data South Pacific monetary units sank to their lowest rates thus far this month on Monday against the Ja Yen gains against dollar on Greece rating cut and U S debt woes The yen rose against almost all of its major peers as investors sough safe assets from economic unce Business activity expands in U S European recession could stall U S demand for U S exports The December forecast for business activity expansion was more than forecast which suggests America Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United States USD Archive

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Bloomberg-Businessweek-Yen-Falls-Against-Major-Peers-as-Haven-Demand-Ebbs-on-US-Sales.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Euro drops from two-month high against greenback
    in London told the news source It s going to make it tough for the ECB as it constrains their ability to resolve this problem Gross domestic product in the 17 nation bloc this year will fall 0 4 percent rather than the 0 1 percent that was forecast three months ago the ECB said Reuters reports Draghi said that the ECB is not anticipating preferences over other creditors should any bond purchases result in defaults Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Pound gains against euro falls against greenback The English pound climbed in value against the shared currency of the European Union on Tuesday but Euro remains near six week high against greenback The shared currency of the European Union approached its top value in six weeks against the U S dol Euro drops for third straight session against greenback The value of the shared currency of the European Union slipped against the U S dollar for a third c Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Euro-drops-from-two-month-high-against-greenback.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Strong yen, high material costs weigh on Japanese seasonings maker
    with the yen proving stronger than many Japanese firms had expected businesses like Ajinomoto which generates about a third of its revenue abroad are feeling squeezed Indeed Ajinomoto senior vice president Keiichi Yokoyama told Bloomberg News that commodity and currency gains lowered the company s fiscal first half earnings by 11 billion yen 132 million The firm s plight reflects the obstacles that modern companies face in achieving consistent profitability Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Yen s strength Japanese carmakers production are intertwined In addition to recovering from damages caused to Japan by early March natural disasters the Pacific Japanese yen remains strong as nation s recovery continues The Japanese yen gained in value Thursday when compared to the majority of its rival currencies U S dollar to drop against Japanese yen technical analysis indicates The U S dollar is slated to drop to its lowest recent value to the Japanese yen according to a tec Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news Ireland Italy Japan JPY MXN New Zealand Portugal Spain United Kingdom United States USD Archive 2012

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Strong-yen-high-material-costs-weigh-on-Japanese-seasonings-maker.aspx (2012-12-22)
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  • Western Union Business Solutions - Asian monetary units mark four weeks of gains against dollar
    into Asia and supporting the region s stocks and currencies The value of the won gained 0 6 percent this week against the U S dollar The yuan of China achieved an increase of 0 12 percent And the Malaysian ringgit increased 0 2 percent The baht of Thailand increased 0 1 percent But The Wall Street Journal reports the yuan slipped later in the trading session after the People s Bank of China guided the monetary unit lower against the world s reserve currency Category Industry News Share Foreign Exchange Services for Business With a focus on payment services Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to send funds internationally through our global payment solutions See our available FX payment services Related posts Dollar to mark third week of gains against yen The value of the world s reserve currency was set to mark a third week of gains against the Japanese Euro marks two consecutive sessions of gains against dollar The shared currency of the European Union marked two consecutive days of gains against the U S doll Peso set to mark strong gains against dollar The monetary unit of Chile was pushing toward the top gains of Latin American currencies this week a Industry News 1486 Media Coverage 305 News Releases 24 Past Events 28 Recent Posts Aussie hovers as U S leaders struggle with negotiations Loonie benefits from better than expected Canadian U S data Euro rises after stronger than expected U S data released Yen notches top gain in six weeks Peso dips as Obama Boehner encounter snag Pound climbs against dollar after policy makers overwhelmingly supported end of intervention Tag cloud AUD Australia CAN Canada CHF China CNY EUR Foreign Exchange news FX Risk Management news GBP Germany Greece International Payments news

    Original URL path: http://business.westernunion.sg/resource-centre/articles/post/Asian-monetary-units-mark-four-weeks-of-gains-against-dollar.aspx (2012-12-22)
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