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Economy 27 Sep 2018 | 8:28 AM

Hong Kong banks raise benchmark lending rates for first time in 12 years

HONG KONG: Hong Kong commercial banks raised their benchmark lending rates on Thursday for the first time in 12 years, increasing the cost of home mortgage repayments in one of the world’s most expensive property markets.

Property 27 Sep 2018 | 5:17 AM

Hong Kong banks cast pall over property by raising rates

HONG KONG: Banks began closing the chapter on a decade of ultra-low borrowing costs, casting a pall over a property rally that made the city one of the world’s most expensive places to buy a home.

Property 24 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

End of HK’s easy money era affecting home prices

Market has underestimated the pace of interest rate increases

Property 15 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Is HK’s property market finally cooling?

The property market in Hong Kong is known to be among the most expensive in the world, with prices continuing to soar over the years despite various cooling measures by the authorities. It is also seen to have among the world’s worst housing bubble risks.

Business 04 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong currency intervention seen intensifying this month

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) could be even busier with currency buying in September.

Forex 28 Aug 2018 | 2:12 AM

Hong Kong intervenes to defend peg for fourth day this month

HONG KONG: Hong Kong intervened to defend its currency peg for the fourth day this month, as the local dollar fell to the weak end of its trading band with the greenback.

Business 25 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong intervenes again to defend peg as US dollar advances

HONG KONG: Hong Kong intervened again to defend its currency peg as the greenback rallied after US-China trade talks yielded no progress.

Forex 16 Aug 2018 | 2:58 AM

Hong Kong spends US$2.1bil this week to defend dollar peg

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s currency interventions continued overnight, taking this week’s total to HK$16.8 billion ($2.1 billion).

Forex 16 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Central banks defend currencies as they fall

Currencies continue to face downward pressure from S. Africa to China

Economy 15 Aug 2018 | 4:25 AM

Hong Kong intervenes to defend peg for first time since May

HONG KONG: Hong Kong intervened to defend its peg to the dollar for the first time in three months after the local currency fell to the weak end of its trading band.