External Debt in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong - External Debt

Economic growth slumped to a near-decade low in Q1 2019, as private consumption stalled despite a healthy rebound in the stock and property markets, while the persistent drag from the U.S.-China trade war was likely partly responsible for contractions in fixed investment and goods exports. Turning to Q2, though little data is available yet the picture looks set to remain downbeat, despite a likely uptick in growth. The PMI notably remained mired in contraction in April, and the escalation of the trade war on 11 May—when the U.S. administration increased tariff rates on Chinese imports—is poised to further weigh on business confidence and investment unless a deal is reached swiftly. Moreover, weak April data in China suggests additional headwinds ahead. Although the next G20 summit on 28-29 June could provide an opportunity to defuse trade tensions, a trade deal now appears increasingly unlikely.

Hong Kong - External Debt Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
External Debt (% of GDP)421  446  420  423  458  

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Hong Kong External Debt
Note: External debt as % of GDP.
Source: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong and Met the why particular calculations.

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ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield1.623.38 %Jun 14
Exchange Rate7.83-0.11 %Jun 14
Stock Market27,118-1.92 %Jun 14

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