HKMA Quarterly Bulletin (March 2006 Issue)

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15 Mar 2006

HKMA Quarterly Bulletin (March 2006 Issue)

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today (Wednesday) published the March 2006 issue of its Quarterly Bulletin.

This Bulletin contains five feature articles:

  • Benefits of sharing positive consumer credit data - indicating that the sharing of positive data, which began in June 2003, benefits both financial institutions and consumers.
  • External demand for Hong Kong dollar currency (revisited) - re-examining a subject about which a similarly titled paper was published in March 2003.
  • Financial sector output and employment in Hong Kong and New York City - comparing the two financial centres.
  • Hong Kong dollar debt market development in 2005 - examining debt market performance in 2005.
  • Hong Kong's renminbi business two years on - reviewing renminbi business since its introduction in February 2004.

The Quarterly Bulletin may be ordered from the HKMA at $100 per copy. The Bulletin may also be bought at the HKMA Information Centre on 55th Floor, Two International Finance Centre. The full text of the Bulletin ( is available on the HKMA website.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Kevin Ip, Manager (Press), at 2878 1687
Thomas Chan, Senior Manager (Press), at 2878 1480 or

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
15 March 2006

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