Former People’s Bank of China adviser Yu Yongding says if Hong Kong’s economy were to suffer further from protests the city could be forced to abandon its peg to the US dollar. Photo: Bloomberg Former People’s Bank of China adviser Yu Yongding says if Hong Kong’s economy were to suffer further from protests the city could be forced to abandon its peg to the US dollar. Photo: Bloomberg
Former People’s Bank of China adviser Yu Yongding says if Hong Kong’s economy were to suffer further from protests the city could be forced to abandon its peg to the US dollar. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong dollar could be unpegged from US dollar if protests create economic crisis, economist warns

  • Sharp deterioration in city's economic health could force Hong Kong to sever peg to the US dollar, Chinese economist Yu Yongding has warned
  • The government has stressed its commitment to the linked exchange rate system, which is underpinned by massive forex reserves

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Former People’s Bank of China adviser Yu Yongding says if Hong Kong’s economy were to suffer further from protests the city could be forced to abandon its peg to the US dollar. Photo: Bloomberg Former People’s Bank of China adviser Yu Yongding says if Hong Kong’s economy were to suffer further from protests the city could be forced to abandon its peg to the US dollar. Photo: Bloomberg
Former People’s Bank of China adviser Yu Yongding says if Hong Kong’s economy were to suffer further from protests the city could be forced to abandon its peg to the US dollar. Photo: Bloomberg
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