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Hong Kong spends $2bn to defend currency peg

Energy Daily Thursday, 16 August 2018
Hong Kong spends $2bn to defend currency pegHong Kong (AFP) Aug 16, 2018

Hong Kong's de facto central bank said Thursday it had bought up more than US$2 billion worth of local currency to maintain a long-held peg to the US dollar. The intervention - which began Wednesday and was the latest in a series of moves to support the currency this year - comes as the US dollar rockets on the back of turmoil in emerging markets and the ongoing Turkish lira crisis. T
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