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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Deficit in 15 years if status quo maintained in education, social welfare and health spending

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 06:54pm

    ... that there is “no room for complacency”. The task force has forecast the growth of different categories of government expenditure, assuming there is no inflation and no policy changes. The recurrent subvention requirement of the Hospital Authority is forecast to go up from HK$47.2 billion in 2014-2015 to HK$85.6 billion to 2041-2042, from HK$14.6 billion to HK$36.4 billion for Old Age Living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1439451/deficit-15-years-if-status-quo-maintained-education-social-welfare
  2. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Time to review Hong Kong tax system, say accountants

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... The government's medium-range forecast last year estimated a surplus of HK$3.8 billion for 2013-14. But Jennifer Wong Wan How-yee, a tax partner at KPMG China, said the next budget could go into the red ... could boost the public's reception of the budget and improve long-range planning to tackle the city's "deeply rooted" social problems On January 8, the firm forecast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154121/time-review-hong-kong-tax-system-say-accountants
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Finance chief John Tsang clueless when it comes to budget forecasts

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:02am by Alex Lo

    ... a single accurate budget forecast. If he can't do it from year to year, it's really pointless for him to pontificate on what may happen fiscally after 2017, when Leung's current term ... to distance himself from Leung ahead of his budget release next month. Talk about gutless! You may or may not agree with Leung's programmes for the poor and grass roots, which is expected to add ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1410676/finance-chief-john-tsang-clueless-when-it-comes-budget
  4. Business - Economy

    Japan government's lowered economic growth forecast in line with central bank

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Government estimates in line with central bank, which says consumer prices will continue to rise Japan government lowers economic growth forecast Japan's government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year because of sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales-tax increase, but the forecasts were largely in line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557377/japan-governments-lowered-economic-growth-forecast-line-central
  5. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    New stamp duties 'no big blow' to government revenue: forecast

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... stamp duties introduced late last year, forecasting instead a budget surplus of HK$25.6 billion for the 2012-13 financial year. "The special stamp duty is mainly to crack down on property ... to hit HK$44 billion - HK$7 billion more than the government forecast. It also forecasts a budget surplus of HK$25.6 billion - a huge difference from the government's own forecast last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124992/new-stamp-duties-no-big-blow-government-revenue-forecast
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Inaccurate budget forecasts are costing Hong Kong dearly

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Financial Secretary John Tsang's excessive conservatism has prevented the government from making more effective long-term fiscal plans Inaccurate budget forecasts are costing Hong Kong dearly In his budget speech in February last year, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah forecast the government would turn in a HK$3.4 billion deficit for the fiscal year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1142697/inaccurate-budget-forecasts-are-costing-hong-kong-dearly
  7. Business - ECONOMY

    World Bank cuts growth forecast for China to 7.6pc

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Emerging markets advised to beef up economies to guard against next bout of financial unrest World Bank cuts China forecast The World Bank cut its forecast for economic growth in China this year to 7.6 per cent from its projection in January of 7.7 per cent. The Washington-based lender also lowered its forecasts for the other BRIC countries- Brazil, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1530419/world-bank-cuts-growth-forecast-china-76pc
  8. Business - Economy

    World Bank cuts growth forecast for China to 7.6pc

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:39pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Emerging markets advised to beef up economies to guard against next bout of financial unrest World Bank cuts China forecast The World Bank cut its forecast for economic growth in China this year to 7.6 per cent from its projection in January of 7.7 per cent. The Washington-based lender also lowered its forecasts for the other BRIC countries- Brazil, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1530066/world-bank-cuts-growth-forecast-china-76pc
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Tsang maintains pattern of conservative growth forecasts

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 07:38pm by Sean Kennedy

    ... Sean Kennedy The latest Hong Kong budget growth forecast looks “conservative” or even “pessimistic” to some analysts, who say the government may be seeking to manage expectations while ... prospects for 2013”. In his budget response, Leung said the growth forecast was “at the low end” of market forecasts, which should provide the government with more room to manoeuvre, and it also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160118/tsang-maintains-pattern-conservative-growth-forecasts
  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    How to renovate your home without blowing the budget

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:41am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... blowing the budget "Here lies Walter Fielding: he bought a house, and it killed him." Hahaha. One of Tom Hanks' character's great lines from the 1986 home renovation spoof, ... one's renovation budget to keep blowouts at bay. One, says Lehar- which he recommends as the "safest route"- is to engage a reputable designer. Many renovators already have a good idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1593983/renovating-without-blowing-budget

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