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  1. Europe told to solve crisis itself

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai, Ed Zhang and Celine Sun in Beijing The euro-zone debt crisis should be solved by Europeans, and the best help China can offer is to develop its own economy in a balanced way, Liu ... development of the world's second-largest economy and try to ensure social stability, Liu said at the conference hosted by the Beijing-based Caixin media group. 'The best way that China can ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried that an economy based on services alone would constitute putting all its eggs in one basket. In constant price terms, manufacturing continues to account for 25 per cent of Singapore's gross domestic ...

  3. Hong Kong tops list of globalised economies

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Hong Kong has been ranked the most globalised of 60 economies for the second consecutive year in a survey by accounting firm Ernst & Young. Hong Kong ... by Ireland and Singapore. Taiwan ranked 12th while the mainland was 39th in the survey, for which Ernst & Young interviewed 1,000 senior executives from companies in Asia, Europe and the United ...

  4. HK trade declines 4.8pc on sluggish markets

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Europe, the sluggishness in many advanced economies, as well as the negative spillovers to Asia,' the spokesman said. 'Hong Kong's export outlook thus remains challenging ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Amid signs of worsening economic conditions on the mainland and in the United States and Europe, Hong Kong's trade fell last month. The value ...

  5. Asian buyers see big returns in European assets

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Western Europe is expected to draw its biggest share of foreign direct investment (FDI) from Hong Kong, the mainland and Southeast Asian countries in the next ... Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam. Thirty-two per cent of respondents from the mainland said they saw the best investment opportunities in the next three years in Western Europe ...

  6. It's peak season, but delta supply chain in doldrums

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... services in Hong Kong, to retailers and shoppers in the United States and Europe, confidence is falling sharply. The spiralling euro-zone sovereign debt crisis and a lack of faith in US plans ... industry, he said. The air freight rate from Hong Kong to Europe fell to HK$15 per kilogram this month, down from HK$18 to HK$20 per kilogram in June, King said. Even with sharp rate cuts, carriers ...

  7. HK economy shows 'first signs of fissure'

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the second consecutive month. Federation of Hong Kong Industries deputy chairman Stanley Lau Chin-ho said Hong Kong's economy had started to feel the pinch of the euro-zone crisis ... to cut up to 3,000 jobs in Hong Kong by the end of this month would surface in coming months. He added that the city's economy could also suffer from the export slump in the Pearl River ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    More Hong Kong companies expected to quit Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... economic outlook for Europe will remain a major threat to the recovery of the global economy. If there are signs of deterioration in the global market, the government needs to provide extra support for our exporters," he said. The US economy would see modest growth this year, but demand might be dampened. However, Hong Kong should enjoy steady increase in exports to Russia, Southeast ...

  9. We must all get behind chief executive-elect's restructuring plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and strong support from the central government. However, the next five years will be very challenging for the city due to the ongoing restructuring and subsequent slowdown of the Chinese economy, as well as the continued economic difficulties in the US and Europe. Therefore, a relatively small (yet dynamic) economy like Hong Kong's, which to a great extent is reliant on the mainland ...

  10. Events diary

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, June 5, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Europe Committee roundtable luncheon. Tuesday, June 6, HK: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The regional economy and the impact of China's ever-expanding growth on HK's economy'. American Club. British Chamber of Commerce luncheon session: 'Get a life'. Cliftons. Hong Kong General Chamber ...




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