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  1. Hong Kong dollar

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has overhauled the currency peg for the first time, so that the Hong Kong dollar will trade within a band. What do you think of this step and why it was taken now? Share your views: write to us ...

  2. No change for HK: monetary chief

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Hong Kong dollar's link to the US dollar will not be dropped, despite Beijing's scrapping of the yuan's peg to the American currency, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said last night. The de facto central banker on May 18 announced three refinements to Hong Kong's 21-year peg that allows the local currency ...

  3. To avoid monetary muddles, stick to the rules and come clean

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to public interest. It is indeed advisable to keep something up our sleeves, whether it is key information or the right to change the rules of the game.' Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority AND THAT WAS Mr Yam's way of saying that he will not himself be pushing the People's Bank of China to reveal the weightings in the currency basket that now govern ...

  4. Joseph Yam's deputy resigns to take 'mid-life sabbatical' in the US

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The long-serving deputy head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority is quitting to take a career break. Norman Chan Tak-lam's announcement that he is leaving his $6 ... would return to government or the public sector. Mr Chan, 50, has been right-hand man to monetary authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong for 14 years and was widely seen as his heir apparent. Mr ...

  5. Bankers' air of reticence over yuan deposits hard to cut through

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rise in daily yuan deposits at his bank the day after the revaluation. Even regulators seem oddly on edge. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority this week denied a Reuters report that said Hong Kong ... but he could not help but detect an air of reticence among banking bigwigs lately. Part of the problem may be that reporting season for Hong Kong-listed banks is here and with it the traditional ...

  6. There is always a better way

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... Reports by Vanapa Ongvises THE JUDICIARY Administration and SGS Hong Kong have won the silver prize in this year's HKMA Quality Award with their dedication to improving operations ... to the test and the encouraging result was a testimony to their work throughout the years. SGS Hong Kong's success is largely because of its commitment to developing new solutions and services ...

  7. Cheung Kong proposes 40-year mortgages as enticement

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... 40-year mortgages, Ms Tam said that it would depend on market demand and risk-assessment analysis. A Hong Kong Monetary Authority spokeswoman said that there were at present no guidelines on the loan tenor for Hong Kong banks but that the authority required banks to have adequate risk management measures in place for all lending activities. Donald Cheng Wai-hung, senior vice-president ...

  8. Ebb in yuan speculation lets dollar reclaim its peg position

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... peg rate, forcing the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to buy Hong Kong dollars in the market for the first time in almost five months. The move late on Monday came as recent speculation ... of the interest-rate differential between short-term rates in the United States and Hong Kong, which is expected to widen further from about 2 per cent once the US Federal Reserve- as is widely anticipated- ...

  9. Authority acts to protect investors

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Hong Kong Monetary Authority yesterday appointed an accountant to conserve the assets of a deposit-taking company in the city that is owned by Banco Delta Asia. ... the company's assets. A financial statement for Delta Asia Credit released last December showed that the deposit-taking company had accepted about $317 million in deposits in Hong Kong. ...

  10. Striking a blow for the home team

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and he is one of the foremost authorities of monetary affairs in Hong Kong,' Mr Sheng said. He also paid tribute to his father. 'At the end of my term, I must go back to my beginning. ... conferences, given 79 interviews and 108 public speeches and written the monthly 'Dr Wise' column on the SFC website. Mr Sheng also said he was grateful for advice from Hong Kong Monetary ...




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