13/07/2015: Greek debt bailout agreement
A third bailout deal was reached between Greece and its creditors, avoiding a potential Greek exit from the Eurozone.
02/05/2010: Greek debt crisis
Greece's financial crisis threatened the stability of the Eurozone, requiring massive bailout packages to prevent a default.
15/10/2008: Global financial crisis
The Euro faced significant economic challenges following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, leading to a recession in many Eurozone countries.
18/05/2005: Removal of Ten Hong Kong Dollars Note
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the removal of the HKD 10 paper note from circulation, encouraging the usage of electronic payment methods and reducing printing costs.
01/05/2004: Eurozone expansion
10 more countries joined the Eurozone, bringing the total number of participating countries to 24.
01/01/2002: Euro banknotes and coins
Physical banknotes and coins in Euro were introduced, replacing national currencies in 12 European countries.
01/01/1999: Introduction of the Euro
The Euro was officially introduced as an electronic currency for banking and financial transactions.
01/07/1997: Hong Kong's Handover to China
Hong Kong was officially handed over to China, marking the end of British colonial rule but maintaining the Hong Kong Dollar as its currency under the 'one country, two systems' principle.
07/02/1992: The Maastricht Treaty
The treaty was signed, which officially established the European Union and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Euro.
17/10/1991: Linked Exchange Rate System
The Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS) was implemented, establishing a narrow trading range of HKD 7.75 to 7.85 against the U.S. Dollar, backed by stringent measures to maintain stability.
31/12/1983: Joint Declaration on the Future of Hong Kong
The Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed, affirming Hong Kong's return to China in 1997 and ensuring the continuity of the Hong Kong Dollar as its official currency.
22/05/1972: Pegging to the U.S. Dollar
As the British Pound faced pressures in the foreign exchange market, Hong Kong decided to switch the peg to the U.S. Dollar at a rate of HKD 5.65 to USD 1.
12/09/1935: Pegging to the Sterling
The Hong Kong Dollar was pegged to the British Pound (Sterling) at a fixed exchange rate of HKD 16 to GBP 1, which helped stabilize the currency.
01/01/1863: Introduction of the Hong Kong Dollar
The Hong Kong Dollar was first introduced as an official currency by the British colonial government to facilitate trade and commerce in Hong Kong.