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Speculations about the Speculation against the Hong Kong Dollar

David T. Beers and Neil Wallace

in Rational Expectations and Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158709
eISBN:
9781400847648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158709.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the recent substantial depreciation of the Hong Kong dollar. From 1974 until October 1983, Hong Kong's officially professed monetary policy allowed both the quantity and the ... More


The Stabilisation of the Hong Kong Dollar: November–December 1983

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/9789622098909.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter looks back on how the Hong Kong dollar was stabilised in October 1983. It presents a combination of theoretical discussion and historical narrative of the events between late September ... More


Hong Kong Weathering the Asian Financial Storm*

Y. Y. Kueh

in Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888083824
eISBN:
9789888180158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083824.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins by questioning whether the British administration would have been better able to lead Hong Kong through the Asian financial typhoon. In addition to giving a brief account of 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


Life in the Camp I

Geoffrey Charles Emerson

in Hong Kong Internment, 1942-1945: Life in the Japanese Civilian Camp at Stanley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098800
eISBN:
9789882206977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098800.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the internees's life in the camp where the greatest complaints centred on food. It notes that “of all the hardships and privations to which the internees in Stanley were ... More


Time to Blow the Whistle: July–August 1981

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/9789622098909.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

During the recent precipitate slide of the Hong Kong dollar against the US currency, the Hong Kong government had intervened to support the local currency on the foreign exchange market. This chapter ... 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


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