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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's third quarter GDP beats expectations; full-year target adjusted

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:01pm by Amy Nip

    ... but Occupy blow seen Hong Kong's economy grew at a faster-than-expected 2.7 per cent pace in the third quarter, but uncertainty surrounding the Occupy protests prompted the government to revise ... on the mainland was a bigger factor than the Occupy protests in Hong Kong. "We expect the Occupy movement to drag down full-year economic growth by 0.4 per cent," he said. Andy Kwan Cheuk-chiu, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639814/hong-kongs-gdp-grew-more-expected-third-quarter
  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Launch of iPhone 6 sees Hong Kong retail sales rise by 4.8pc in September

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 07:47pm by Phila Siu

    ... sales increase by 4.8 pc The launch of the iPhone 6 pushed Hong Kong's overall retail sales in September up 4.8 per cent year on year, the biggest growth since January, although questions remain whether the momentum is sustainable. The Hong Kong Retail Management Association believed there would be either no growth or a decrease in sales for October. But an economist predicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631278/retail-sales-well-year-year-september-thanks-iphone-6-launch
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's central bank surprises markets with lending rate cut to 5.6 per cent

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 06:58pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... the safety of state borrowers, which were implicitly guaranteed by the government, said Raymond Yeung, an economist at ANZ Bank in Hong Kong. "I don't think this rate cut will have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1645562/peoples-bank-china-cuts-interest-rates-lift-sagging-economy
  4. Property - International - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong investors to turn Cadbury's Birmingham HQ into flats

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 03:18am by JING YANG

    ... brand of chocolates, among others, was said to have been invented. Now a consortium of Hong Kong and Macau investors is investing £16m (HK$199 million) to turn into an apartment complex. Hong Kong-based Headland Developments and Birmingham-based Court Collaboration have formed a joint venture representing the investors to convert the 74,000 sq ft Franklin House in Birmingham into 96 one- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1614086/hong-kong-investors-turn-cadburys-birmingham-hq-flats
  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's GDP growth outlook revised down to 2.2pc

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... of Hong Kong has downgraded its GDP growth forecast for the city from 3.4 per cent to 2.2 per cent for the year. It comes as consumer confidence continues to fall, with the latest index showing Hong Kong still lagging behind the mainland, Macau and Taiwan. In a report released yesterday, HKU researchers said the economy was expected to grow at a more modest rate due to the low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612304/hong-kongs-gdp-growth-outlook-revised-down-22pc
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong urged to bolster trade and logistics sector

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:56am by JING YANG

    ... trade and logistics industries Hong Kong has been urged to shore up the city's trade and logistics sector, with industry figures taking aim at issues including a lack of land ... cannot be properly channelled under the current [THB] structure with the largely Hong Kong livelihood-centric focus [in public housing and mass transportation]," the committee said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1608745/hong-kong-urged-bolster-trade-and-logistics-sector
  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Beijing, not Occupy, threatens the rule of law, says Canadian think tank

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 06:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... think tank says. The Fraser Institute has consistently ranked Hong Kong top in its Economic Freedom of the World index. But the city's justice chief warned earlier this year ... harm the rule of law. "Non-violent civil disobedience has been used by many people so many times to gain rights and push forward the course of freedom," McMahon said in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1633738/beijing-not-occupy-threatens-rule-law-says-canadian-think-tank
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    ADB sees China meeting 2014 GDP target but cuts view on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 03:06pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... HK growth rate downgraded as retail weakens The Asian Development Bank slashed the growth forecast for Hong Kong to 2.5 per cent this year from a previous forecast of 3.5 per cent, but expects the mainland will be able to meet this year's growth target, citing the government's ample policy tools. "Hong Kong's retail and tourism is a bit weaker than last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1600180/adb-sees-china-meeting-2014-gdp-target-cuts-view-hk
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China trade surplus hits new high, but exports to Hong Kong fall

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:22am by Jeanny Yu

    ... but exports to Hong Kong fell unexpectedly. The nation's exports to the city fell 2.1 per cent from a year earlier, compared with 13.3 per cent growth in July. In comparison, shipments to most ... from a year earlier, due to weak domestic orders. The trade surplus hit US$49.8 billion. Economists were divided on the reasons behind the unexpected decline in exports to Hong Kong, which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1587708/chinas-august-exports-grow-94pc-imports-drop-24pc-slowdown
  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping urges expansion of Shanghai FTZ across mainland

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:53am by Daniel Ren

    ... The mainland's first FTZ was launched in Shanghai in September last year as an experimental ground for more drastic economic reforms amid ambitions to develop the 29 sq km zone into a mini-Hong Kong ... in Guangdong that would consolidate the province's economic ties with Hong Kong. In the same meeting, Xi also called for the development of a "new type of think tank". Intellectual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1626241/xi-jinping-urges-expansion-shanghai-ftz-across-mainland

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