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  1. In Brief

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Profits tax revenue spurs surplus of HK$7.97b in October Hong Kong recorded a HK$7.97 billion surplus in October, narrowing the deficit to HK$56.81 billion over the first seven months ... The department said this was because many shopping malls had launched their Christmas promotions earlier than usual. Poor rating for government's efforts to fight air pollution Close to half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699900/brief
  2. In Brief

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be gazetted on Wednesday and introduced to the Legislative Council on April 18. Meanwhile, the new Air Pollution Control Ordinance curbing the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) takes ... devices. Businesses meet to talk about Cepa progress Hong Kong businesses with significant interests on the mainland gathered in a forum yesterday to share their experiences over the implementation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587285/brief
  3. Letters

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... To begin to fix this air pollution mess, China must acknowledge that its current policy is a complete failure. It then needs to begin again from scratch to craft a real strategy to reduce pollution, with lots of help from outside China. Don't bet on this happening any time soon. David Dunn, Air Monitor-China, Beijing Time for an audit of P1 parents? While the government mulls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986942/letters
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    'Made in America' means added pain for Hong Kong

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... added pain for Hong Kong For the past 10 years, Hong Kong's economy has been boosted by twin external superchargers. Now, both are in danger of breaking down. Part of the performance boost over recent years was provided by the rapid growth of China, which yielded a bonanza for the city's financial, trade services and retail sectors. But Hong Kong also got a propellant charge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1227752/made-america-means-added-pain-hong-kong
  5. Airs & graces

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central. Cape, courtesy of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Above: dress (HK$43,920) from Gucci, The Landmark. Necklace (HK$288,000) from Prerna Kumari (www.prernakumari.com). Parasol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642503/airs-graces
  6. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pegging Hong Kong dollar against yuan 'could take years'

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... not come for years' The yuan will eventually be a feasible currency for Hong Kong to peg its dollar against, in place of the US dollar, said John Greenwood, known as the "father of the Hong Kong-dollar peg". However, Greenwood said, the yuan must be fully convertible and widely used before that day comes, which could take "many years". The chief economist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1226313/pegging-hong-kong-dollar-against-yuan-could-take-years
  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong not gaining from peg

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Peg is wiping out productivity gains of diligent middle class The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar by a currency board. This obsolete arrangement is also used by other economies such as Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, and the Cayman Islands. The peg increases inflation, due to our inability to adjust the upward strength of the Hong Kong dollar. Whatever labour productivity gains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1230963/hong-kong-not-gaining-peg
  8. Lai See

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Air pollution ordinance exposes Yau's wafer-thin legislative smokescreen Environment Secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah's trickiness over his handling of the introduction ... through the legislative process. However, the Air Pollution Control Ordinance says that the AQOs 'may be amended from time to time by the secretary, after consultation with the Advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991419/lai-see
  9. This week in health

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... indoor air quality up to World Health Organisation and Hong Kong government standards. Good enough to purify a 1,000 sq ft home. www.oxyvital.com Thigh's the limit Knee-high socks ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The best cling ever The trouble with most sunscreens is that after an hour or so in Hong Kong's summer heat and humidity it feels like you've ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968580/week-health
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Blame greed, not the yuan, for Hong Kong's food price rises

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for Hong Kong's food price rises "Stronger yuan to bring Hong Kong higher food prices", warned a headline in last Saturday's South China Morning Post. The article that followed quoted a clutch of importers and retailers, all saying much the same thing. With the Chinese currency testing its strongest levels against the Hong Kong dollar since 1993, they all warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1076498/blame-greed-not-yuan-hong-kongs-food-price-rises

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