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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang leaves world business leaders disappointed at Tianjin economic forum

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... and Reform Commission, said China's economic growth rate would slow to 7 per cent in the longer term as the government chases higher-quality growth. Gross domestic product grew 7.4 per cent year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589707/li-keqiang-fails-outline-new-steps-boost-economy-summer-davos-forum
  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong farmers wait for the bulldozers amid ambitious new-town plans

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:52am by He Huifeng

    ... the first half- down 1.4 percentage points compared with the same time last year, according to official data. Yu Yunzhou, deputy director of Guangdong's Development and Reform Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590430/guangdong-farmers-wait-bulldozers-amid-ambitious-new-town-plans
  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Number of poor rising in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... recipients", which tarred those who relied on aid as lazy. Fisher, who is on the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, said he would urge authorities to introduce a low-income family allowance ... with poverty in city The median salary of Hong Kong's top earners is HK$88,800 a month, 26.1 times the poorest 10 per cent, government figures show. Overall, one in six people, or 17.6 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1081914/number-poor-rising-hong-kong
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    African lions hope to emulate economies of Asian tigers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... poverty and inequality, a rise in Islamist militancy and poor infrastructure. Data from the African Development Bank support the premise of an Africa on the rise: average life expectancy rose ... out in a study commissioned by the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa. Yet peace remains elusive in several African nations. In Nigeria, Boko Haram rebels have been fighting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1566550/african-lions-hope-emulate-economies-asian-tigers
  5. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong talks up role in ‘maritime Silk Road’ to boost trade with Asean

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Andrea Chen

    ... Development and Reform Commission. Guangdong's initiative comes as the Canton Fair, the country's largest trade exhibition, has faced a decline in both trade volume and attendance over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581360/guangdong-talks-role-maritime-silk-road-boost-trade-asean
  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Beijing to consult Hong Kong on its 13th five-year plan

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Denise Tsang

    ... into the nation's economic development plan in the five years to 2020. The nation's planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, would meet the Hong Kong government on cross-border ... Kong's economic development in the national context after the mainland's 12th five-year plan, which is due to be completed next year. "The State Council has agreed that the commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577268/beijing-consult-hong-kong-its-13th-five-year-plan
  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Would you like a rise with that? How Hong Kong fares on the Big Mac Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:50pm by PHILA

    ... wage of HK$30 an hour. As the city's Minimum Wage Commission prepares to recommend a new wage level to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying before the end of October, the Post attempted ... in London. The government takes it into account when deciding the new minimum wage level," he said. "Here in Hong Kong, [the commission] only looks at wage changes and economic growth over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567209/would-you-rise-how-hong-kong-fares-big-mac-index
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com World Bank chief says new entrants will help the multilateral lender battle poverty and spur growth rather than threaten its position Kim ... institution and would instead help it fight poverty and spur economic growth. The world's five key emerging nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have proposed the launch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1549975/world-bank-chief-backs-launch-brics-bank
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    The two Brazils

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:53am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Lula da Silva. One of Lula's biggest achievements was to drag millions of Brazilians out of poverty through Bolsa Familia, a conditional cash-transfer programme offering a monthly stipend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1530679/two-brazils
  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's economy does not rely on mainland tourists, says financial secretary

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... sought the views of the Commission on Strategic Development on the idea of curbing by 20 per cent a year the number of mainlanders visiting the city. About 40 million mainlanders visit Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533469/mainland-chinese-visitor-claim-exaggerated-says-john-tsang

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