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  1. Legislators want greens on body to vet transport trials

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection held its 11th annual meeting in Hong Kong yesterday. Environment Secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah said both sides ... Ng Kang-chung Green activists should have seats on a committee to be created to screen applications to a proposed HK$300 million fund to encourage the use of low-carbon transport ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Rival projects compete on price

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... units at its Providence Peak, the second phase of the Providence Bay development, in Tai Po, Hong Kong, at an average of HK$8,379 per sq ft, compared with HK$11,000 per sq ft when it launched ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    Hong Kong takes dollar down a peg

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... in September, and then the Hong Kong dollar did exactly what it has done the two previous rounds of QE: trade at the bottom of its band against the US dollar at HK$7.75. So far it's unclear whether this is due to money coming from offshore, or because funds holding foreign currency in Hong Kong have decided to buy investments such as stocks and property. In any case, lots of people are buying ...

  8. Villagers held for disrupting Legco meeting over rail link

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... a Legislative Council meeting. The arrests came as the transport minister was explaining to legislators how the cost of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Link had ballooned beyond the original ... the many major developments ahead.' These included the MTR Corp's West Island Line, development of the former Kai Tak airport site, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the West Kowloon ...

  9. Business - Money

    Stronger yuan to bring Hong Kong higher food prices

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Charlotte So, Lulu Chen, Denise Tsang

    ... for rising food and petrol prices, and the number of mainland tourists, as the effects of the yuan hitting a 19-year high spills over into Hong Kong. Inflationary risks are ballooning in the city, ... as a euphemism for printing money. Amid signs that mainland China's economy is regaining momentum, QE3 has given US banks the cash to spend in Hong Kong, with its access to yuan-denominated ...

  10. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Yuan IPOs pique Hong Kong interest but no takers - yet

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Yuan I.P.O. s pique HK interest but no takers - yet Some Hong Kong firms were interested in listing yuan-denominated shares in the city but did not want to lead the way, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said. "Some Hong Kong companies have expressed interest in IPOs in yuan and Hong Kong dollars. We are in discussions with them, but they are shy ...




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