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  1. Why more dissent means better policies

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... supporters, but also- most importantly- those likely to challenge orthodoxy. I am reminded that Hong Kong's worst-ever currency crisis, in 1983, might have been resolved sooner, or even averted, ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the currency union's debt crisis. Some economists and market participants, however, say the region's recovery remains fragile, and that any sudden worsening of the debt crisis could force ...

  3. Financial forces righting perceived imbalance in product pricing

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... an index of the Hong Kong dollar's exchange value against the currencies of all the countries, other than the mainland, from which our visitors come. It is weighted by origin of visitor and based on a value of 100 for June 1997, just before the Asian financial crisis caused most Asian currencies to collapse. It clearly shows a sharp appreciation of the Hong Kong dollar during ...

  4. Sector must reposition itself

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... it will take some time.' It is his view that the mainland authorities are moving in the right direction as they pave the way for full convertibility of the currency. Fallout from the global financial crisis interrupted the process of 'internationalisation', but gradual moves towards openness and a higher valuation had to continue. Stability will remain top of the agenda ...

  5. Robust ties endure economic trials

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... of the relations. 'Currency fluctuations during any crisis can be a worry for importers or exporters,' said Khushi, recalling concerns among Hong Kong businesses about the 2006 coup, which led ... the global economic crisis. As with Hong Kong's other trading partners, official figures tell a gloomy tale of falling import-export revenues over the past year, spurred by the credit crunch ...

  6. On the Money

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crisis settles down before considering unpegging its currency from the US dollar. Sheena Smith, nutritionist I'm working in Hong Kong now but I plan to go back to Australia at some point, so ... the currency system. The government should wait for things to settle down before thinking about changing the system. Steve Wong, salesman Joseph Yam is just trying to make a stir in Hong Kong ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... relief for Asian currencies under threat. The first effort collapsed at the first signs of the Asian crisis in 1996, and the refurbished model has yet to be tested. Trying to institute ... flexible exchange rates.' But the bank never calls a spade a spade and says Hong Kong's currency is misaligned or its monetary policy is flawed. One of its suggestions for countries ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tensions high going into summit on debt crisis Tensions between France and Germany over solving the euro zone crisis will be tested at an economic summit, as Italy adds to growing pressure on the single currency's financial superpowers to back the issue of eurobonds. French President Nicolas Sarkozy will hold talks with German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel in Paris, with some ...

  9. Cross-strait thaw needn't freeze out Hong Kong

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic market comprising our city, the mainland and Taiwan. Despite the global financial crisis, these are exciting times for economic developments on the mainland. The central government has put in place arrangements to make the yuan a regional trading currency and Hong Kong is set to become an offshore settlement centre for it. Regional trade in yuan will inevitably expand to include ...

  10. HK firms have bleakest view as peers in region see trade growth

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... insurance. For the Hong Kong respondents, one of the thorniest problems to emerge from the crisis was the volatility in the foreign exchange market. 'This is interesting as it calls for hedging solutions to minimise risks,' Mr Webb said. He added that a planned yuan settlement scheme in Hong Kong would provide an alternative to alleviate currency risks. ...




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