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  1. Losers all round as image is battered

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... there is zero risk for the listing.' Some financial market commentaries stressed that one positive outcome of the issue was the confirmation that Hong Kong had an independent legal system ... as a result of the week-long saga. 'Hong Kong's reputation as a financial hub has been affected,' he said. Professor Cheung believes that investors will demand a higher return from ...

  2. Nine more arrested over AIA forged letter probe

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... not tolerate any unlawful acts committed with the intention of disrupting normal operations of the financial market,' it read. AIA declined to comment yesterday, saying the case was being handled ... fraudulent' and had 'no basis in fact', and said some of customers received the letter after worldwide financial turmoil had hit its parent company. AIG's troubles in the US prompted ...

  3. HK$200m sought to assist small firms

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Small and medium-sized firms have proposed that the government inject HK$200 million into a funding scheme to help them explore the untapped online market to weather the financial crisis. In a proposal tabled to the financial secretary for consideration in this month's budget speech, the Alliance for the Promotion of Digital Economy for Hong Kong ...

  4. Officials downbeat on jobs and HK economy

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... had been lost since September, when the global financial meltdown began to bite, and the trend was set to continue. Mr Cheung said it was difficult to say when unemployment would peak, but the pressure would increase when secondary school and university students entered the labour market in May. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, speaking in an RTHK forum on his upcoming budget, ...

  5. Wineries target HK, mainland markets

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The financial storm sweeping across the globe has raised the importance of Hong Kong and the mainland in the eyes of French wineries, as they make more of an effort to explore new markets. Boris de Vroomen, co-chairman of the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Industry Coalition, said that although the market growth rate this year would not be as impressive ...

  6. Purchasing sentiment drops to Sars-era lows, poll finds

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... been hard hit by the financial crisis, global economic recession, surging inflation and the significant drop in the stock market. 'The consumer confidence of Hong Kong people has dropped ... Thirteen per cent thought they would be financially better off in the coming year, down 3 percentage points from the June survey, while 38 per cent felt they would be worse off, a 9-point increase ...

  7. Crisis is worse than 1929, says Tsang

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Martin Wong

    ... Kong had only experienced the initial impact of the financial crisis. 'The root cause of the present meltdown is due to the property market plunge in the US, which started as early as two ... Dennis Chong and Martin Wong Chief warns people not to be too negative The scale of the current financial crisis is larger than that of the Wall Street crash of 1929, the chief executive ...

  8. Store chain urges landlords to cut rents

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... some tenancy agreements had been signed before the financial meltdown and the government had to respect such private deals. 'I believe that [landlords] listened to the government's earlier appeal [to help retailers]. We have to respect market mechanisms and the spirit of contracts. The government should not intervene in commercial contracts.' In a written reply ...

  9. Bargain hunters do their best to stimulate sluggish economy

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the financial meltdown. Many left laden with food, clothing and electrical appliances. Within 20 minutes, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his wife, Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei, had spent more ... 68, and his wife wanted to help revive the economy by spending at the fair. 'We feel very upset over the poor atmosphere; the sentiment in the market is so bad that many people just try ...

  10. Crisis, what crisis? Wine connoisseurs step up spending

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Hong Kong wine lovers are spending more on their favourite tipple despite the global financial crisis, the latest government figures show. While the volume ... the amount they spend on wine- which means they are spending the same amount for better quality.' Edouard Miailhe, the owner of Chateau Siran, who has been developing the Chinese market ...




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