The Empire Strikes Back: Hong Kong and the Decline of Sterling in the 1960s

@inproceedings{Schenk2004TheES,
  title={The Empire Strikes Back: Hong Kong and the Decline of Sterling in the 1960s},
  author={Catherine R. Schenk},
  year={2004}
}
  • C. Schenk
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • History, Economics
The aftermath of the sterling devaluation of 1967 is usually portrayed only in terms of the performance of the British economy, but it had more far-reaching implications, exposing the changed financial relationship between Britain and its overseas dependencies and prompting the end of the sterling reserve system. This article explores the reasons why Britain was forced to offer its first exchange guarantee to Hong Kong in May 1968. Prolonging the colonial monetary system devised in the period… 
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