Black Saturday?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by THE-BEAKER, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. sorry couldnt resist it.
  2. You anti-semite you!!!!

    Sorry i could not resist either. :D
  3. Black Saturday (September 24, 1983) is the name given to the crisis when Hong Kong dollar was at an all time low exchange rate. On that particular date, the USD $1 = HKD $9.6[1]. For a period, stores in Hong Kong began quoting products in US dollar prices, because of the uncertain fluctuation in domestic currency.

    Contents [hide]
    1 History
    2 Response
    3 See also
    4 References

    [edit] History
    From November 1974 to October 1983 Hong Kong was under a floating rate regime. The political talks of Hong Kong's handover of sovereignty back to China involving UK's prime minister Margaret Thatcher visit to Beijing would begin to send consumer confidence down in 1982. The stalling of the Sino-British Joint Declaration also contributed to a pessimistic attitude. The collection of events eventually bottled up into "Black Saturday", which came in the form of a currency, banking and fiscal crisis[2].

    [edit] Response
    The government responded with a Linked exchange rate in October, 17 1983.

    [edit] See also
    Economic bubble

    [edit] References
    ^ Jao YC. [1998] (1998). Money and Finance in Hong Kong Retrospect and Prospect. World Scientific Publishing. ISBN 980234813
    ^ Jao YC. [2001] (2001). The Asian Financial Crisis and the Ordeal of Hong Kong. Quorum, Greenwood. ISBN 1567204473
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    Categories: Economic history | Market trends | 1983
  4. How about a blue Sunday?
  5. blue anything sounds good