People’s Republic of China : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: 2008 Article IV Consultation Discussions: Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 8, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines the People’s Republic of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s 2008 Article IV Consultation. Growth has slowed in the first half of the year, as external conditions have worsened. Inflation remains elevated, driven by food prices and housing costs. The fallout from the global credit turmoil has spilled into local markets, with equity prices falling markedly and signs of stress in interbank markets. The authorities have responded with a range of measures to provide liquidity, stimulate domestic demand, and bolster confidence.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/369

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 8, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451817003/1934-7685

Stock No:

1HKGEA2008004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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