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  1. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong ranks 14th in world for cost of living

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 04:38pm by Ernest Kao

    ... while most of Europe has seen relative declines due to economic austerity measures and currency fears. Mainland cities, which were listed separately from Hong Kong in terms of country, saw living costs climb significantly in the past year, fuelled by rising wages, increased consumer demand and tighter currency controls. Shanghai, up 11 spots from last year, was the most expensive ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong flat sales take hit from cooling measures

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Kong currency to drop rapidly in the wake of the quantitative easing in the United States. The impact on the Hong Kong property market, they believe, will be greater than that from the cooling ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong's hollow leadership

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 02:43pm by SIN-MING SHAW

    ... with the government’s imperious Urban Renewal Authority. Another roadblock is the Hong Kong dollar’s exchange-rate peg to the US dollar under the antiquated currency-board arrangement, a colonial relic still ... to an undervalued currency, set at HK$7.8 to US$1 since 1983 (though allowed to trade within a narrow band between 7.75 and 7.85 since 2005). Market forces have set the real effective exchange rate ...



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