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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

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

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

    ... strong debate on Hong Kong's autonomy. A Hong Kong government spokeswoman said the administration's bureaus and departments were considering the issue while soliciting industry views. ...

  2. 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

    ... with that? How many burgers can a minimum-wage earner afford? It's an odd question, but it goes to the heart of a debate over how much spending power is wielded by workers who earn the minimum ... of HK$28 in May 2011 after years of heated debates between unionists and employers. At the time about 189,000 workers were making HK$28 an hour while 327,200 were earning HK$30 an hour. DON'T ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Targeted measures to spur growth

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Cary Huang

    ... of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter of the year. Policymakers and economists are debating whether the government should act swiftly to safeguard its 7.5 per cent target for gross domestic ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ECONOMY

    Why economic stimulus no longer works for China

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:42am by Derek Scissors

    ... those who see mainland economic policy as merely being "fine-tuned" and those who see active stimulus. The debate is misguided: the level of stimulus may be relevant to the current ... firms have become accustomed to an endless amount of credit. The debate of fine-tuning versus active stimulus is a debate over how fast the water is coming out of the hose. It does not matter ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland China growth rates don't add up

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... are likely to give business leaders and forecasters pause for thought and reignite the debate regarding reliability of official statistics. While the report does not diminish China's ...

  6. News - World - ECONOMY

    US debates minting US$1tr coin to help pay off its debt

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Platinum coin and constitutional change mooted as showdown nears in dispute over debt ceiling US$1tr coin gains a bit of currency in debate on debt The looming ... or invoking a constitutional amendment to pay the bills- part of the political debate. So far, the Obama administration is not participating. The proposal for the Treasury Department to mint ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    John Tsang moves the pillars on economic debate

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com John Tsang gets creative on pillar talk The debate over Hong Kong's economic focus continued yesterday as the man who started it weighed back in on his blog yesterday with a new argument. This time the creative sector was touted as one of the next great hopes for Hong Kong by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. In his blog last month, he ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... attention – the Conference Board’s index of leading indicators for the US economy is predominantly made up of supply-side indicators. But, when it comes to the public and the debate about public ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 07:18pm by Johnny Tam

    ... putting an ever-greater strain on the city. The debate about reducing mainland visitors has drawn fire from the business sector, with some saying any reduction would harm the city's economy. ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    BOJ mulls big balance sheet after CPI target

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... reaching its inflation goal, it would need to avoid creating the impression it was financing government spending, the people said. Any extension of the purchases would come only after a debate ...




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