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 11, 2016 ( Country Report 16/17)

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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook

Growth in the Asia-Pacific economies is expected to decelerate slightly to about 5.3 percent during 2016–17, according to the latest Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and Pacific, published on May 3, 2016. While Asia remains the engine of the global economy, the moderation in regional growth reflects the sluggish global recovery and slowing global trade. As external demand remains relatively subdued and global financial conditions have started to tighten, domestic demand is expected to be a major driver of activity across most of the region. The report finds that policy settings are appropriate across most of the region, but implementing structural reforms is critical to bolstering potential growth and reducing potential vulnerabilities. The report also covers China’s spillovers to Asia, implications of China’s rebalancing for trade, and inequality in the region.

Read the report