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Heat stroke

Get ready for a sizzling summer with radiant colours, polished metallics and luminous skin.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

Wild flowers

From bold and bright to soft and sweet, spring arrives in a riot of floral-inspired colour.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong not gaining from peg

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.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am

'Made in America' means 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.

2 May 2013 - 3:47am 13 comments

Pegging Hong Kong dollar against yuan 'could take 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".

30 Apr 2013 - 4:48am 7 comments

Officials caused property crisis

Repeated interventions in the Hong Kong property market by officials, particularly former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, have caused havoc for ordinary Hong Kong citizens.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am

Exchange Fund looks to yuan, emerging markets

The city's Exchange Fund, which had its second-best investment gain on record in 2012, will invest more in yuan-denominated bonds and shares this year.

15 Jan 2013 - 5:42am

HKMA prays for deliverance from loose money

If they are not quite down on their knees at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), there is a least a silent prayer emanating from that tall office block with the set of roof claws from the movie Alien.

8 Jan 2013 - 7:45am

Cash dam reopened to flush out hot money

The city's de facto central bank again sold down the Hong Kong dollar yesterday to maintain the currency peg to the US dollar as so-called hot money continued to pour in.

22 Dec 2012 - 2:36am

Latest US easing prompts HKMA inflation warning

The latest round of US monetary easing has put Hong Kong's de facto central bank on high alert over the outlook for inflation as the prospect of more speculative money finds its way into the city's economy.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

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