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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang again delivers overly cautious budget

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial John Tsang too cautious again Delivering a budget with new thinking has proved to be a challenge for John Tsang Chun-wah. While the veteran finance chief managed to provide some short-term relief for the needy without losing sight of the need to invest for a better future, his first budget after his reappointment remains overly cautious. With a record HK$734 ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    John Tsang is already taking too much out of the economy

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:51am by Howard Winn

    ... done its job and coincidentally agrees with John Tsang Chun-wah in thinking Hong Kong could run out of reserves in 20 years. As we have said, Hong Kong's accrual accounts show reserves ... surplus of HK$3.5 billion was forecast. But we ended up with HK$65 billion, and we've had to put up with this kind of "forecasting" for years. Tsang happily announces ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Financial secretary John Tsang misjudges budget surplus again

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Financial results show an excess of HK$40b in coffers, which is far off the $3.4b deficit estimate John Tsang misses budget surplus again The government has yet again underestimated its budget surplus, according to financial results for the nine months to December 31. In his budget in February last year, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah estimated ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COMMERCE

    Perfume boss says Hong Kong laws 'too lax' for it to sue ex-distributor in brand row

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Lampe Berger boss says Hong Kong's 'lax' rules mean company is unable to sue ex-distributor it claims used trademark to create a retail empire A whiff of dissent in fragrance brand row A French fragrance company that alleges a former distributor used its brand name to build an Asian retail empire says Hong Kong law is too lax ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Financial secretary John Tsang dismisses Li Ka-shing's warning that Hong Kong is losing its edge

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Ada Lee

    ... can still compete, says Tsang Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah dismissed remarks by tycoon Li Ka-shing that the city's competitiveness is slipping, saying it is trying to develop ... domestic product of the city and Singapore were at similar levels in 1997, but that Hong Kong's per capita GDP was now about one-third lower than Singapore's. But Tsang was adamant ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang: mouse that failed to roar

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by Graeme Maxton

    ... Graeme Maxton Graeme Maxton says John Tsang failed to show any mettle in his budget, preferring to tinker at the edges and pander to tourists and the wealthy rather than help the majority of Hongkongers Short on courage In the brief moments I spent chatting to him last year before we both spoke at a conference, I think I can say that I liked John Tsang Chun-wah. He seemed a decent sort ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang's troubling lack of economic vision for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip is concerned that John Tsang's budget lacks any proper explanation of how the government plans to boost growth, or how the city fits into China's evolving economic development A disturbing lack of vision Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah deserves full credit as a tried-and-true custodian of public finance. Since assuming office in 2007, thanks ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - Budget 2014-15

    Banker and working poor both disappointed by John Tsang's budget

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:51am by Stuart Lau, Jennifer Ngo

    ... in the budget. I believe middle class families with children, like mine, will feel the most pain." He had hoped that Tsang would offer cash handouts or lower tax rates. Leung will again receive ... The family is not on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance so do not benefit from John Tsang Chun-wah's extra month of basic allowance for recipients. And the family is still in the queue ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    John Tsang's budget most unpopular in more than a decade: poll

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:19am by Tony Cheung

    ... 'boring' speech Tsang's budget most unpopular in a decade: poll Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's latest budget- featuring a smaller basket of one-off relief measures than ... if the budget was too boring," Tsang said, responding to a taunt by Beijing-loyalist Chan Kam-lam, aimed at Democratic Party veteran Albert Ho Chun-yan. Ho was seen looking at photos of bikini-clad ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang a hard task

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... is there?" she asked. Just ahead of budget day, the pair also hoped for a handout tomorrow from Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. "We don't want to ask for too much," Lam said. ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang hard task Peace, prosperity and above all health were among the wishes for hundreds of people who queued yesterday ...




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