Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority Raised Interest Rates 25bps Lockstep with US Federal Reserve

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Hong Kong’s de-facto central bank, raised its benchmark interest rate for an eighth time this year, following the US Federal Reserve, by 25 basis points to 5.00% on Thursday. The latest move brought borrowing costs in the city to the highest level since January 2008. Hong Kong raises rates in line with the Fed due to the Hong Kong Dollar’s peg to the US Dollar. Hong Kong’s economy is not a strong position with … Continue reading “Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority Raised Interest Rates 25bps Lockstep with US Federal Reserve”

Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority Raised Interest Rates in Lockstep with US Federal Reserve

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Hong Kong’s de-facto central bank, raised its benchmark interest rate for a seventh time this year, following the US Federal Reserve, by 50 basis points to 4.75% on Thursday. Hong Kong raises rates in line with the Fed due to the Hong Kong Dollar’s peg to the US Dollar. Hong Kong’s economy is not a strong position with the government forecasting a 3.2% gross domestic product contraction for 2022 on weak global demand and … Continue reading “Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority Raised Interest Rates in Lockstep with US Federal Reserve”