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  1. November 17, 2013

    Headwinds hamper Hong Kong’s search for a new identity

    One of the traditional pastimes in Hong Kong is worrying out loud about whether the Chinese territory is losing ground to...

  2. October 23, 2012

    HK moves again to halt currency rise

    Hong Kong’s central bank sold its own currency for the third time in less than a week to halt the rise of the Hong Kong...

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  1. Doing Business in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is still an attractive place to work, but it is grappling with a number of p...
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  1. July 8, 2012

    Double trouble for HK investors

    In early June Hong Kong investors had cause to review two longstanding investment-related concerns. The first concerned the...

  2. June 13, 2012

    Hong Kong resists breaking the dollar peg

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the reaction in Hong Kong to the suggestion by Joseph Yam that the territory should...

  3. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2012

    Break the HK-dollar peg? No way...

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the reaction in Hong Kong to the suggestion by Joseph Yam that the territory should...

  4. FT Alphaville

    June 13, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Japan’s machinery orders jumped 5.7% in April, compared to 1.5% consensus forecasts, reports the WSJ. Jamie Dimon will tell...

  5. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Hong Kong urged to review dollar peg * Emerging Stocks Fall From Two-Week High On Europe Debt Concern * More nations...

  6. June 12, 2012

    Hong Kong urged to review dollar peg

    Hong Kong should review its US dollar peg and consider linking its currency to the renminbi, according to Joseph Yam, former...

  7. September 18, 2011

    Kengeter seeks to reassure UBS staff

    Carsten Kengeter, head of UBS’ investment banking division, sent a rallying message to staff on Sunday night urging them to...

  8. April 13, 2011

    China’s capital account

    Among Sinophiles and Sinophobes alike, it is an article of faith that China is committed to opening up its capital account....

  9. July 16, 2010

    John Mack joins China's CIC as advisor

    China Investment Corp, the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, has appointed John Mack, chairman and former chief...

  10. April 14, 2010

    HKMA turns to hedge funds and private equity

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the territory's quasi-central bank, is to manage its burgeoning reserves more aggressively...

  11. April 14, 2010

    HKMA to invest in hedge funds and PE firms

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the territory's quasi-central bank, is to manage its burgeoning reserves more aggressively...

  12. April 13, 2010

    HK takes aggressive investment stance

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority the territory’s quasi-central bank, is to manage its burgeoning reserves more aggressively...

  13. October 2, 2009

    Hong Kong’s dollar peg

    As Norman Chan, former deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, settles in to the big chair, the to-do...

  14. September 18, 2009

    Societal soul-searching casts shadow over big banks

    Financial conferences tend to be uncontroversial affairs, especially ones that focus on market infrastructure and payment...

  15. September 17, 2009

    Soul-searching casts shadow over banks

    Financial conferences tend to be uncontroversial affairs, especially ones that focus on market infrastructure and payment...

  16. September 15, 2009

    Leading economist fears double-dip recession

    The world has not tackled the problems at the heart of the economic downturn and is likely to slip back into recession,...

  17. September 14, 2009

    Economist warns of double-dip recession

    The world has not tackled the problems at the heart of the economic downturn and is likely to slip back into recession,...

  18. July 18, 2009

    Beijing names new forex chief as reserves exceed $2,000bn

    China yesterday named Yi Gang, deputy governor of its central bank, as head of the agency managing the country's foreign...

  19. July 18, 2009

    Beijing names new forex chief as reserves pass $2,000bn

    China yesterday named Yi Gang, deputy governor of its central bank, as head of the agency managing the country's foreign...

  20. July 17, 2009

    China names new forex chief

    China on Friday named Yi Gang, deputy governor of its central bank, as head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange,...

  21. July 9, 2009

    China attacks dollar’s dominance

    China has launched its highest-profile criticism of the dominant role of the US dollar as a global reserve currency at a...

  22. July 9, 2009

    HK seeks to boost renminbi business

    Joseph Yam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, believes the wider use of the renminbi will create an...

  23. June 30, 2009

    Renminbi trade settlement deal set to bolster HK's clearing role

    Hong Kong companies could start using renminbi as early as July to settle cross-border trades with mainland counterparts,...

  24. June 29, 2009

    Renminbi deal to bolster HK’s clearing role

    Hong Kong companies could start using renminbi as early as July to settle cross-border trades with mainland counterparts,...

  25. May 20, 2009

    HK monetary chief to quit

    Hong Kong's government has announced that Joseph Yam, head of the de facto central bank, will step down on October 1 after...

  26. May 19, 2009

    Hong Kong bank chief to step down

    Hong Kong’s government on Tuesday announced that Joseph Yam, head of the territory’s de facto central bank would step down...

  27. FT Alphaville

    October 8, 2008

    HK follows Australia, cuts rate

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority cut its benchmark interest rate by a percentage point to help boost bank lending as the...

  28. September 25, 2008

    Bank run blamed on rumours

    Thousands of panicked depositors queued outside Bank of East Asia's branches across Hong Kong yesterday to withdraw life...

  29. September 25, 2008

    'Rumours' prompt run on Bank of East Asia

    Thousands of panicked depositors queued outside Bank of East Asia's branches across Hong Kong yesterday to withdraw their...

  30. September 25, 2008

    'Malicious rumours' spark run on Bank of East Asia

    Thousands of panicked depositors queued outside Bank of East Asia's branches across Hong Kong yesterday to withdraw their...

  31. September 24, 2008

    Rumours trigger bank run in Hong Kong

    Thousands of panicked depositors queued outside Bank of East Asia’s branches across Hong Kong on Wednesday to withdraw their...

  32. January 30, 2008

    Opening enthusiasm cools down at close

    Asian stock markets staged a broad-based rally yesterday amid optimism about further US interest rate cuts, although early...

  33. January 29, 2008

    China concerns delay HK trade by mainlanders

    China’s worries over the subprime debacle are contributing to delays in allowing individual mainland citizens to buy shares...

  34. January 29, 2008

    Temasek’s stake in StanChart risks inquiry

    Temasek has raised its stake in Standard Chartered to 19 per cent, inching the investment towards a formal investigation by...

  35. December 14, 2007

    Rough ride for Japanese banks

    Shares retreated across the region yesterday, reflecting scepticism about plans by central banks to tackle tight credit....

  36. November 1, 2007

    Hong Kong to stick with US dollar

    The Hong Kong dollar and interest rates softened on Thursday, as liquidity released by the territory’s currency board over...

  37. October 29, 2007

    Hong Kong central bank chief to quit in 2009

    Joseph Yam, head of Hong Kong’s de facto central bank, will step down in 2009, a senior government official on Sunday said....

  38. July 9, 2007

    Hong Kong, Shanghai draw near

    Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's chief executive, has endorsed proposals to begin the trading of Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed...

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