The debate on scrapping Hong Kong’s currency peg to the US dollar has raged on and off since the 1997 Asia financial crisis. Photo: APWith a brief blog post last week, Joseph Yam reopened one of the biggest debates facing China’s economy: is it time to scrap Hong Kong’s currency peg to the US dollar.Yam helped establish the link in 1983 and later served as chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).
Context NewsHyundai’s China sales fell 41 percent between January and July amid fraying relations with joint-venture partner BAIC Motor Corp., the biggest crisis since the Seoul-based auto giant entered the Chinese market in 2002. The U.S. notified Seoul in July that it would renegotiate a 2012 Korea U.S. Free Trade Agreement, one President Trump called a “horrible deal” that “destroyed” his economy.
When Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha grabbed power in May 2014, he thought his battle was against political chaos and corruption. Turns out, it may be with currency traders. Bangkok is seeing a bull market in irony: Thailand is three-plus years into military rule, its growth lags behind that of the Philippines and Indonesia, and it lacks a savvy strategy to compete with China. Yet, so far in September, the baht has pulled in more overseas investment than India, Indonesia and South Korea combined.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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