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  1. Putting the cart before good economics

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... capped the number of carts at 490. Meanwhile, developer Hong Kong Resort Co keeps building more flats and houses. Once in Disco Bay, travel is restricted to walking, bus or cart. Landlords now ... signs of a bubble. Hong Kong Resort Co has asked the government to increase the quota. Streamlining bus services and relaxing the taxi ban are also being discussed. Meanwhile, the property ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Lamma businesses say lingering fears over ferry crash keeping visitors away

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... fares for this year's show, and there were still vacancies on the boats. Police are bracing for about 100,000 people at the Victoria Harbour waterfront for the show. After crash, Lamma ...

  3. China's Economic Superpower Aspiration in the New Paradigm

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Rosario China's Economic Superpower Aspiration in the New Paradigm by Chi Lo Enrich Professional Publishing Many China watchers view the country's recent ascent through the prism of global political and economic rivalry. They ask: is the ...

  4. Clear Media may cut bus shelter ads to drive sales

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Angela Che angela.che@scmp.com Clear Media, a Hong Kong-listed mainland outdoor media company, yesterday said it may cut the price of bus shelter advertising in the second half because ... target. Zhang said the company would stick to its goal of 3,000 to 4,000 new bus shelter billboards this year. By the end of June, the company had a total of 36,000 billboards in 28 cities ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Corporate China in danger of a crash

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by John Gong

    ... John Gong John Gong says corporate China needs a shake-up to weather the economic slowdown, and the nation's auto industry is a perfect example of a sector burdened by overcapacity and regulation Quality control China's economy is now at a criti ...

  6. Bus firm warns it may be forced to increase fares

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Martin Cheung Martin.cheung@scmp.com Franchised bus operator KMB says it is under pressure to raise fares to counter rising costs. Company spokeswoman Susanne Ho said that despite rising oil prices and wage increases for bus drivers, the company was trying hard to control costs by restructuring and merging bus routes. Ho said if the minimum wage is raised- the issue ...

  7. HKEx earnings crash21pc in tough quarter

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), the operator of the city's stock and futures markets, expects a challenging time ahead after reporting a worse-than-expected 21 per cent profit drop in the second quarter. Chief ex ...

  8. Euro move to tweak rules on capital

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com The European Parliament may amend controversial legislation on tightening banking capital requirements in an effort to stem debt contagion, a representative said yesterday. Sharon Bowles, who chairs the parliament's ...

  9. Hold on tight, more changes ahead

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... As if 2011 was not momentous enough, 2012 promises plenty more change. Thanks to the geopolitical impact of the 'Arab spring' and Europe's debt woes, the year just past may, over time, come to be compared with others, such as 1989 when the ...

  10. That sinking feeling

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's pensioners can expect to suffer the effects of headwinds from Europe and United States debt crisis. Fund managers say Hongkongers should expect their pension funds to be on the losing side by the end of this year mainly as a result of sha ...




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