This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Hong Kong, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Hong Kong and IMF  country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Hong Kong.

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At a Glance : Hong Kong's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • As a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR is not a member of the Fund
  • Annual consultation discussions have been held with the Hong Kong SAR authorities since October 1990
  • The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on January 12, 2017 (Country Report 17/10))

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News and Highlights


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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

The outlook for the Asia-Pacific region remains robust—the strongest in the world, in fact—and recent data point to a pickup in momentum. The near-term outlook, however, is clouded with significant uncertainty, and risks, on balance, remain slanted to the downside. Medium-term growth faces secular headwinds, including from population aging and sluggish productivity. Macroeconomic policies should continue to support growth while boosting resilience, external rebalancing, and inclusiveness. The region needs structural reforms to address its demographic challenges and to boost productivity.

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