Hong Kong’s de-facto central bank bought HK$9.255 billion ($1.18 billion) from the market in New York trading hours to stop the local currency weakening and breaking its peg to the US dollar.
The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to a tight band of between 7.75 and 7.85 versus the US dollar.
The aggregate balancethe key gauge of cash in the banking systemwill decrease to HK$306.337 billion on June 16, an HKMA spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
($1 = 7.8499 Hong Kong dollars)
Category: Hong Kong