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Macau is a famous resort area officially known as Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Macau is an autonomous region with a population of about 650,000 located about 40 miles West of Hong Kong. The region is very small in total area, taking up less than 12 square miles, making it the most densely populated area in the world. Macau was previously under Portuguese rule, but was returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1999. The People’s Republic of China handles matters related to defense and international affairs, while the region has its own executive, legislative and judicial systems.
Macau’s official currency is the Macanese Pataca. The pataca is managed by the region’s currency board system and must be backed 100 percent by foreign exchange reserves. Currently, the pacata is backed by the Hong Kong Dollar. The Monetary Authority of Macau is obligated to exchange the currency against the Hong Kong Dollar at a specified, fixed rate without limits.
If you are looking to buy silver in Macau or simply want to see current prices, you will likely see prices quoted in the local currency. The metal may also be quoted in other key global currencies as well, including but not limited to U.S. Dollars, Japanese Yen, euros or Great British Pounds. Prices for silver are typically quoted by the ounce, gram or kilo.
Macau has built a reputation as a casino resort area. Many of the world’s largest players in the gambling industry have operations in the region, and it has become a popular tourist destination. Due to the region’s small size and limited resources, most resources must be brought into the region from the Chinese mainland.
Silver, like gold, has become very popular in the area and in Asia. Unlike gold, however, silver has multiple sources of demand including investment, industrial and jewelry. The white metal is already used in many industrial applications including solar energy production, chemical production and electronics. Due to industrial manufacturing all over Asia, the metal may see increasing demand in the years ahead as more and more potential applications are discovered.
As an investment, silver provides a less expensive option compared to gold. Silver is available in various forms including bullion bars, rounds, coins and collectible coins. All of these products are popular with investors, but some may have potential advantages. Bullion bars may potentially provide the most cost effective solution for those looking to acquire a large amount of silver. Bars are available in many sizes and weights, so even those on a tighter budget can take advantage of the metal’s potential benefits. Cast silver bars, in particular, may offer the lowest per-ounce premiums. Cast bars are produced by pouring liquid metal into molds and then allowing the metal to cool. Because of the way these bars are made, no two cast bars will look exactly the same, making each bar somewhat unique.
Rounds are typically available in the 1 ounce weight and may be the next best overall value followed by bullion coins.