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  1. The BEA and Monetary Authority's responses

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... very seriously. Upon learning of the malicious rumours, the management of BEA immediately reported the matter to the police and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. The police [are] taking ... Monetary Authority said that rumours questioning the stability of the Bank of East Asia were unfounded. 'The banking system of Hong Kong is safe and sound. Local banks are well capitalised ...

  2. Fingers pointing the wrong way in bubble blame game

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tsang's complaint is more reasonable. International capital is cascading into Hong Kong at the moment. On Friday alone, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority had to buy a massive HK$25.6 billion worth ... and insurmountable risks to the recovery of the global economy'. His broadside echoed remarks from Bank of Japan governor Masaaki Shirakawa and Hong Kong's very own Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. ...

  3. HK assets rise with the tide as liquidity drowns all fears

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Immediately following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September last year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority injected liquidity into the financial system in an attempt to relieve the credit crunch. ... financial markets. In October 2006, when Pyongyang tested its first bomb, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index immediately dropped 1.3 per cent. Yesterday, however, the reaction of investors in Asia ...

  4. No asset price bubble yet, but watch out next year

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The rally in Hong Kong's asset markets marches onwards and upwards. Yesterday, the city claimed a record for silly apartment prices, with Henderson Land Development ... if Hong Kong's asset prices are getting dangerously over-inflated. In his annual policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen fretted about 'the possibility of a property ...

  5. Joseph Yam is a tough act to follow

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the government to use the authority's Exchange Fund to intervene in the stock and futures markets in 1998 to fend off repeated attacks on the Hong Kong dollar by overseas speculators. Many locals ... The retirement of Joseph Yam Chi-kwong as head of the Monetary Authority marks the end of a remarkable career. Yet, he has prepared the public for this day for so long that it came ...

  6. A flexible approach? Don't bank on it

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... and quite rightly so- about the future of the linked exchange rate. In a recent defence of the linked exchange rate, Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, asked ... the currency peg has deprived Hong Kong of the monetary tools to help the economy adjust to the financial turbulence brought on by the US subprime crisis. By tying Hong Kong's currency ...

  7. Monetary moves put market under cloud

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a huge loss. But the situation is likely to get worse. Beijing's fight against inflation is likely to mean further monetary tightening and that will put more pressure on the nation's ... of China to mop up liquidity on such a large scale as monetary conditions were not as loose as people believed. The bank's efforts are part of wider moves to curb inflation and they appear ...

  8. Tale of two authors

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ideas,' she says. The Form One student also enjoys playing the guitar and the computer game The Sims 3. She takes frequent trips back to the Philippines, her place of birth, but prefers Hong Kong ...

  9. Wild Swans author sets out to explode the myth of Mao

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... 654 pages of Mao: The Unknown Story, officially released in Hong Kong today, are devoted to proving that the Great Helmsman 'was as evil as Hitler or Stalin, and did as much damage ... betrayed everyone in his close circle. Most of his family- and the chairman himself- had suffered nervous breakdowns. Chang will promote the book in Hong Kong on June 28. With little chance ...

  10. Wen should be targeting a tiger of a different stripe

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... price rises, then you would expect inflation in Hong Kong, where everything- including our monetary policy- is imported, to be considerably higher than inflation on the mainland. In fact, ... I'm not talking here about Wen's implied criticisms of Hong Kong's government, although those were confusing enough, but about his comments on inflation, which were even more ...




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