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Joseph Yam


Factors that affect Hong Kong's property market are well-documented, and they only occasionally include the city's currency peg to the US dollar.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

Sharing secrets and courting media is simply irresponsible

There has been a general breakdown of moral ethics in political behaviour in Hong Kong, and the situation is deteriorating quickly.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Keep peg, ex-stock exchange chief says

The former chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing says the city's currency peg to the US dollar should stay and any evaluation of the system should be done internally, not in public.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Yam's monetary weapon of revenge

When someone says he has no ulterior motive, you can be sure that's exactly what he has. So when Joseph Yam Chi-kwong wrote that he was 'allergic' to politics, in his bombshell paper raising the possibility of ditching the Hong Kong-US dollar peg, you could spot the disingenuous statement a mile away.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


In defence of challenging rubber stamp

I take issue with Louisa Chan's views in her letter ('Bad influence on younger generation', June 10).

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dollar peg fits nicely with Hong Kong's way of life

We may have one country, two systems - but just how many currencies does China need? The answer from most in the financial world is to maintain the status quo, at least until the yuan becomes fully convertible.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Yam's paper on the peg goes beyond the money

In addition to raising speculation about the future of the Hong Kong dollar, Joseph Yam Chi-kwong's controversial paper on the city's monetary system has led to speculation about his own motives and political aspirations.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

It's all down to a question of timing

The timing of former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong's call for a review of the Hong Kong-US dollar peg could be a bid to press incoming leader Leung Chun-ying to address the issue, political observers said yesterday.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HK 'can ditch dollar peg' - Yam

Former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, who 29 years ago helped create the Hong Kong-US dollar peg, yesterday triggered wild debate by saying the city could 'do away with the exchange rate target' to curb inflation and asset bubbles.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Too-hasty' Yam gets taken down a peg

Joseph Yam Chi-kwong may have insisted it was just a regular citizen's expression of opinion when he released a paper on Hong Kong's currency peg yesterday, but the government took it so seriously that Yam's successor as central banker, Norman Chan Tak-lam, responded even before he made it public.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am