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A currency rate board displays an exchange rate for the Scottish pound (SCP) at the Sheraton Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Edward Wong

Scottish independence gets boost from Hong Kong's money markets

In a week that has seen Britain discuss the very future of the pound sterling and the possible break-up of the United Kingdom, Hong Kong's money changers have provided an unwitting boost to the Scottish independence movement by offering a separate - and more favourable - rate for Scottish pound notes.