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Impacts of US Monetary Normalisation on Corporate Bond Market in Emerging Asia

11 Jan 2017

Since the global financial crisis, unconventional monetary policy (UMP) actions of the US Federal Reserve have pushed interest rates down to unprecedentedly low levels globally. In Asia, corporate bon...Read More


The foreign exchange and derivatives markets in Hong Kong

31 Dec 2016

The results of the 2016 triennial global survey of turnover in foreign exchange (FX) and over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivatives markets were published in September. The results show that Hon...Read More


Developments in the banking sector

1 Dec 2016

The aggregate pre-tax operating profit of retail banks’ Hong Kong offices recorded a modest growth of 4.5% in the first three quarters of 2016 compared with the same period last year. The growth was m...Read More



28 Oct 2016

Amid weak inbound tourism, the tourism-related sector (i.e. the retail, accommodation and food services sector) has seen more visible uptick in its unemployment rate since mid-2015...Read More


Capacity Building in the Hong Kong Banking Industry

27 Sept 2016

In fulfilling a key function of maintaining Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority devotes substantial efforts to advancing the financial infrastruct...Read More


Implementation of the Stored Value Facilities Regulatory Regime

27 Sept 2016

The global retail payment landscape has been developing rapidly. Technology advancements have led to the emergence of new retail payment products and services...Read More


Domestic and external environment

27 June 2016

Global financial markets tumbled after the UK voted to leave the European Union in the referendum...Read More


Developments in the banking sector

27 June 2016

The aggregate pre-tax operating profit of retail banks’ Hong Kong offices fell by 4.8% in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same period last year...Read More


The Hong Kong debt market in 2015

31 March 2016

The international bond market faced a mixed environment in 2015. The Greek government debt crisis hampered the recovery progress in Europe and expansionary monetary policies were adopted in most of ...Read More


Developments in the banking sector

17 Dec 2014

The Hong Kong banking sector remained sound despite emerging signs of economic slowdown or decline in some economies and uncertainties in the US Federal Reserve’s timing and pace of interest rate rise...Read More


Results of surveys on selected debt securities and off-balance sheet exposures to derivatives and securitisations

17 Dec 2014

In the 12-month period ending June 2014, authorized institutions (AIs) recorded a moderate growth in their holdings of non-structured debt securities that continued to reflect a preference for a move ...Read More


Domestic and External Environment

17 Dec 2014

Uneven economic growth and diverging monetary policy paths in the major economies are posing considerable uncertainties to the global economic outlook. In the US, continued solid growth and labour mar...Read More


Domestic and external environment

2 July 2014

Global financial markets have remained calm as the US Federal Reserve continued the reduction of its large-scale asset purchase programme. Monetary policy paths of major advanced economies look set t...Read More


Developments in the banking sector

2 July 2014

The Hong Kong banking sector remained sound despite the US Federal Reserve’s further tapering of its asset purchase programme and the uncertain external environment. In the first quarter of 2014, ret...Read More


Half-Yearly Monetary & Financial Stability Report (March 2014)

25 March 2014

Tapering of asset purchases by the US Federal Reserve has led to a new bout of volatility affecting emerging market economies. Against this stormy external environment, the Hong Kong dollar exchange r...Read More

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