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  1. Tsang is breaking his tax cut pledge at the very worst time

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It looks as if Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is going to renege on his promise to cut corporate taxes just when a tax cut is most affordable and exactly when it could do Hong Kong the most good. It seems a long time ago now, but back in 2007 ahead of his re-election as chief executive, Tsang promised to cut the city's profit tax rate to 15 per cent. 'If ...

  2. Tsang: Cepa helped HK's economy to recover

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... FA TSUI Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Thursday said the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) had helped Hong Kong's economy to recover. Mr Tsang was speaking ... and $5.5 billion capital investment for Hong Kong,' Mr Tsang said. Mr Tsang said other benefits included: $4.8 billion worth of Hong Kong products have been imported into the mainland. ...

  3. Planned government revamp to add two bureaus, disband one

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of responsibilities. Following the re-election of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to a five-year term, the government has completed a study on its own organisation. A resolution will be tabled to the Legislative Council next month, according to a government source. The source believed the government would win lawmakers' support, as a reshuffling of duties was nothing major. Mr Tsang, whose ...

  4. HSBC trims services in seven-day banking

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Hong Kong Bank Employees' Association sent a letter to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen expressing concerns that weekend shifts would cut into their family time. At the same time, ... Donald Asprey HSBC's eagerly anticipated seven-day banking, which starts next week, will actually represent a drop in overall weekend banking services. Fifty branches will stay open ...

  5. We must broaden our horizons without delay

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in trade, investment and international corporations to grow our economy. It is a strategy that remains the basis of our future development. Yet, as Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has so correctly pointed out, we have lost focus on our position in the world because of excessive attention to the mainland's blossoming. Tsang made the self-criticism last week as he prepared ...

  6. GST would wreck crucial industries, say Liberals

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... industries, the Liberal Party says. Ahead of a demonstration on Sunday to oppose a GST, which is being floated by the government, Liberal Party lawmakers also questioned whether Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ... is that it will affect every trade and industry in Hong Kong. You should ask whether Mr Tsang is feeling the pressure already.' The government has launched a nine-month consultation to see whether ...

  7. New handouts to be unveiled

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... The handouts, which will be the fourth from the government in 15 months, are similar to those covered in the HK$11 billion relief package announced by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen last July. ...

  8. Is Tsang team in control, or damage control, on GST?

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the endgame of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Speculation abounds that Mr Tsang will drop the idea of a GST when he seeks a second term as chief executive. Given there is nearly eight months to go before the consultation ends, it is inconceivable Mr Tsang has already made a decision on a GST. The government's immediate task is to get the consultation back on track. By doing so, ...

  9. France is keen to cash in on opportunities from Cepa

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, acting Financial Secretary Stephen Ip Shu-kwan and Denise Yue Chung-yee, the permanent secretary for commerce and industry. A delegation of French businesspeople, ...

  10. When big numbers add up to optimism

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen says Hong Kong's economy may have slipped into recession in the third quarter and could face tough times ahead as Europe's debt crisis deepens. SCMP, Nov. 10 The Hong Kong economy grew by 4.3 per cent in real terms in the third quarter of 2011 over a year earlier. Gov't announcement, Nov. 11 Well done, Donald ...




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