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.
At a Glance : Hong Kong's Relations with the IMF
- Current IMF membership: 188 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 11, 2016 ( Country Report 16/17)
News and Highlights
October 1, 2012
June 12, 2012
June 12, 2012
In Asia both exports and domestic demand are fueling rapid economic growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today in its latest Regional Economic Outlook (REO) for Asia and the Pacific, which was released in Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China.
June 7, 2011
The world needs an international monetary system that is more efficient, more flexible, and more attuned to the realities of a multipolar global economy
May 5, 2011
After reaching a rate of 8.3 percent in 2010, GDP growth in Asia is projected to average nearly 7 percent in both 2011 and 2012, according to the IMF.
April 28, 2011
Hong Kong and the IMF
People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
January 19, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/17
January 19, 2016
December 29, 2015
December 15, 2015
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
September 28, 2015
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul ; Dulani Seneviratne
Series: Working Paper No. 15/207
Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific
While Asia’s growth has recently disappointed, the region is expected to grow at a steady 5.4 percent in 2015–16, remaining the global growth leader. Asia’s growth should benefit from relatively strong labor markets and disposable income growth along with the ongoing gradual recovery in major advanced economies. Across most major Asian economies, lower commodity prices should help consumption. Negative risks to growth dominate, especially the possibility of a sharper slowdown in China or larger spillovers from the changing composition of China’s demand. In addition, further U.S. dollar strength accompanied by a sudden tightening of global financial conditions, weaker growth in Japan, and weaker regional potential growth could also dim Asia’s growth prospects. High leverage could amplify shocks, and lower commodity prices will also hurt corporate investment in key commodity-producing sectors. All in all, despite its resilient outlook, Asia is facing a challenging economic environment. This calls for carefully calibrated macroeconomic policies and a renewed impetus on structural reforms to facilitate investment and improve economic efficiency, bolstering economic resilience and potential growth.