While Hong Kong's GDP growth is more correlated with that of China than that of the United States since its reversion in July 1997, such correlation does not make a strong case for re-pegging the Hong Kong dollar
to the renminbi.
Should the Hong Kong Dollar
Exchange Bate Be Repegged to the Renminbi?
Yeung told the court he routinely gambled millions of Hong Kong dollars
during regular visits to the booming Chinese city of Macau from 1997 onwards.
The new currencies are the Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, Hong Kong Dollar
, Hungarian Forint, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, and Swiss Franc.
Mr Lee said there was no question the Hong Kong dollar
would be uncoupled from the US currency - the basis of financial stability in Hong Kong.
Some speculators had been betting the Hong Kong dollar
would fall before the government suddenly drove up interest rates Thursday in a bid to support it.
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, Australian Dollar and Swiss Francs.
lt;br /><br />The total foreign currency reserve assets of $207 billion represent over eight times the currency in circulation, or 47% of Hong Kong dollar
M3, the official said in a statement.
dollar peg despite increased pressure on the Hong Kong dollar
It currently supports the trading of eight foreign currency pairs: the US dollar against the euro, yen, Hong Kong dollar
, British pound, Swiss franc, Australian dollar and Canadian dollar, plus the euro against the yen.
The Sub-Committee noted that during the review period, the Hong Kong dollar
interbank interest rates remained soft despite continued rises in the US dollar interest rates.
China's currency is unlikely to become freely convertible in the world's foreign exchange markets within the next five years, but it could replace the Hong Kong dollar
in 10 years and become the world's major currency in 20 years, Hong Kong-based chief economist for Morgan Stanley in Asia Andy Xie predicts.