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Banking & Monetary History: Hong Kong's Current Challenges in Historical Perspective

16 - 17 April 2007

Call for Papers The resumption of Chinese sovereignty in 1997 has been followed by major changes in Hong Kong's financial relations with the Mainland economy, encouraged by the modernisation and liberalisation of the Mainland's own financial institutions. This period has also witnessed considerable changes in Hong Kong's relations with the financial systems of the Asian region and with international financial markets. Major challenges for the future include management of the exchange rate as the RMB's role expands and Asian exchange rate policies evolve; emplementation of Basle II; and the regulator's response to the growing complexity and integration of international financial markets and their products. Greater awareness of historical developments in Hong Kong will help to clarify the factors which have shaped current policies and practices. This congress will bring together scholars from Hong Kong and the international academic community to discuss the historical context of: * Banking Industry and Supervision * Banking and Other Financial Relations with the Chinese Mainland * The Exchange Fund: its Role and Management * Exchange Rate Policy/Monetary Policy * Development of the Monetary System * Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre The two-day congress will be hosted by the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research and will be held at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, 2 International Finance Centre, Central, Hong Kong. Travel expenses for participants will be met by the organisers. Those interested in participating should send a 500 word abstract and a short CV to Professor Catherine Schenk of the University of Glasgow (c.schenk@socsci.gla.ac.uk). Professor Catherine R. Schenk Professor of International Economic History Department of Economic and Social History University of Glasgow Lilybank House Bute Gardens Glasgow G12 8RT Scotland 0141-330-6616 fax: 0141-330-4889

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