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  1. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    Hong Kong takes dollar down a peg

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... has had no conclusive impact on Hong Kong's property market. UBS remains positive on the residential property market, forecasting a 5 per cent to 10 per cent increase in prices in 2013. ... but a prolonged period of low interest rates in Hong Kong suggests that the 1997 level will likely be broken. Carl Berrisford is an analyst for UBS CIO Wealth Management Research ...

  2. Hong Kong CSL plugs into Gen Y

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... telecom firm, Hong Kong CSL sees the need to employ the younger generation with their new ways of thinking and working. Rita Chan, executive vice-president of human resources at Hong Kong CSL, ... of people through Twitter, Facebook and similar social media networks,' she says. All front-desk sales people at Hong Kong CSL stores are given an iPad to serve clients. 'In doing so, we ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    'Made in America' means added pain for Hong Kong

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... added pain for Hong Kong For the past 10 years, Hong Kong's economy has been boosted by twin external superchargers. Now, both are in danger of breaking down. Part of the performance boost over recent years was provided by the rapid growth of China, which yielded a bonanza for the city's financial, trade services and retail sectors. But Hong Kong also got a propellant charge ...

  4. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pegging Hong Kong dollar against yuan 'could take years'

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... not come for years' The yuan will eventually be a feasible currency for Hong Kong to peg its dollar against, in place of the US dollar, said John Greenwood, known as the "father of the Hong Kong-dollar peg". However, Greenwood said, the yuan must be fully convertible and widely used before that day comes, which could take "many years". The chief economist ...

  5. Hong Kong's current attraction to the yuan may only be fleeting

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Hong Kong suppliers. The taps are thus open, the demand is strong and the flow shows every sign of continuing. Ah, yes, but where will things stand when the yuan stops strengthening? ... it is also an experiment... If it is successful, it will cement Hong Kong's role as a yuan trading centre. SCMP, April 20 Let's go straight to the pictures, always the best way of painting ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong not gaining from peg

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Peg is wiping out productivity gains of diligent middle class The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar by a currency board. This obsolete arrangement is also used by other economies such as Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, and the Cayman Islands. The peg increases inflation, due to our inability to adjust the upward strength of the Hong Kong dollar. Whatever labour productivity gains ...

  7. 120,000 jostle for special prices at opening of computer show, as some say too many fairs are hurting the trade

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... the organiser, the Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry, said. Student Jordan Chan, 23, spent HK$4,500 on a printer and a laptop computer, saying he had saved HK$200 and HK$1,500 respectively compared ... Fong was unhappy that 'computer festivals in Hong Kong are like computer flea markets'. 'There are three major computer festivals in town of the same nature,' he said. ...

  8. Hong Kong bankers face long wait to fully appreciate yuan

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... accounts and borrow in yuan for the first time. Secondly, it opens the door to yuan-denominated investment products. Thirdly, and most significantly, it allows Hong Kong's banks to deal ... with Tom Holland You could practically hear the bankers in Central salivating this week. On Monday, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority signed a deal with the People's Bank of China ...

  9. An insight into the workings of Hong Kong's currency peg

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Kong economy, not even for a good while after the mainland capital account is opened. But he also points out that Hong Kong traditionally aligned itself very closely to the mainland's ... establish Mr Latter's credentials first. He is a career central banker from the Bank of England who was Hong Kong's Deputy Secretary for Monetary Affairs in 1983 when the peg was adopted. ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Blame greed, not the yuan, for Hong Kong's food price rises

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for Hong Kong's food price rises "Stronger yuan to bring Hong Kong higher food prices", warned a headline in last Saturday's South China Morning Post. The article that followed quoted a clutch of importers and retailers, all saying much the same thing. With the Chinese currency testing its strongest levels against the Hong Kong dollar since 1993, they all warned ...




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