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Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

John Greenwood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book describes how Hong Kong surmounted the great currency crisis of 1982–83. The book rationalizes why and how the Hong Kong Monetary Authority evolved from a pure currency board to a near ... More


Why the HK$/US$ Linked Rate System Should Not be Changed: November–December 1984

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the economic benefits which the linked rate system for the Hong Kong dollar has brought to the people of Hong Kong. Three major benefits have been achieved: First, the reduction ... More


Adjusting to the Link: July–August 1985

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides an overview of how Hong Kong's economy was adjusting to the linked rate system. First, it addresses the adjustment of prices in Hong Kong relative to prices in the US and the ... More


The Operation of the New Exchange Rate Mechanism: January–February 1984

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

By late January 1984, three months from the implementation of the new currency board in October 1983, the linked rate system for the Hong Kong dollar had settled down and appeared to outsiders to be ... More


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