Peter Redward of Barclays Capital and Dennis Tan of Deutsche Bank consider the pace of RMB appreciation and whether the Hong Kong dollar will be repegged to the renminbi.
BarCap's Peter Redward argues that the Hong Kong dollar peg could be switched to the renminbi very quickly, preceded by a 10% appreciation of the Chinese currency.
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