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  1. HK performs worst, world cities index says

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the most expensive location, despite the price falls. Scoring 220 on the Savills Executive Unit Property Value Index in the second half of 2011, Hong Kong was nearly twice as expensive ... property prices increased in the second half of 2011, according to the Savills World Cities Index ...

  2. Consumer optimism on the rise

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... made Hongkongers among the most optimistic consumers in the world, and they are willing to spend accordingly, an online survey has found. With Hong Kong's consumer confidence index ... collated 21,781 online questionnaires, of which 500 respondents came from Hong Kong. No margin of error was given. India remained the leader, with its consumer confidence index standing at 131. ...

  3. Mainland pork prices hit HK shoppers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Secretary for Health and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said in Beijing yesterday that the government was arranging facilities for the new agent. The October consumer price index on the mainland rose ... Martin Wong Hong Kong shoppers were paying more for their pork yesterday after supplier Ng Fung Hong raised the wholesale price of pigs 8 per cent to HK$1,300 per 100 catties due ...

  4. Consumer sentiment suffering

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Fears about job losses, shrinking wealth and a gloomy outlook are taking their toll on consumer sentiment. Hong Kong is hoping for the best but increasingly bracing itself ... flights, which are cheaper than those departing from Hong Kong. Doug Rumsam, managing director of Bordeaux Index's Hong Kong office, said people's investment focus had changed to reflect ...

  5. Financial forces righting perceived imbalance in product pricing

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... outside of the mainland and Japan. Since June 1997, consumer prices across these Asian countries have risen by a weighted average of 45 per cent while in Hong Kong they have tumbled by 12 per ... with Jake van der Kamp 'It has been reported that as Southeast Asian countries are offering better quality goods at cheaper prices than Hong Kong, the local tourist industry has been ...

  6. Investors on the money

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... People in Hong Kong are considered savvy investors with considerable investment knowledge. Just look at the number of investors hanging around brokerages checking stock prices on an hourly basis. Research by MasterCard shows that Hongkongers have been ranked third in terms of overall level of financial literacy in Asia-Pacific. The MasterCard Worldwide Index of Financial Literacy ...

  7. Employee confidence levels soar

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Baker

    ... of the workplace was measured by Right Management, a provider of integrated consulting solutions in the employment industry, from June to November last year, and showed that its Career Confidence Index for the city, which was 55.7 out of a perfect score of 100, was slightly down against a rising global trend that had pushed worldwide index to an all-time high of 58.6. Doug Matthews, executive ...

  8. Weaker euro and inflation push up HK's global cost-of-living ranking

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... not count the cost of housing and education. The index, compiled by human resources consultant ECA International in September, compares a basket of commonly purchased consumer goods and services ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong leapt 20 places in a global cost-of-living index for expatriates this year, to 32nd place, because of the weaker euro and the city's relatively high rate ...

  9. More power to the people

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... to economic indicators such as the consumer price index or retail price index (as practised in some countries), so as to reflect the general economic situation and induce improvements in efficiency. ... by emphasising that supply reliability and safety are more crucial to consumer interest than market competition. Adding that people's current electricity bills only account for a very small part ...

  10. Volume slump foreshadows slide in HK property prices

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to hang back from the market. So far, prices have held up. The market's measure of choice- the City-Centa leading index- has eased by a modest 2.6 per cent from its June high, but prices ... transaction volumes have turned negative in year-on-year terms, the fall has been followed several months later by a year-on-year decline in prices. If the same pattern is repeated now, home prices ...




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