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  1. Does Beijing still need the Hong Kong economy?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... on Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, manufacturing still comprised 22 per cent of the economy, so there was not such a feeling of being inextricably tied to the mainland. The pendulum has swung ... on the dispensable. At the same time, however, Hong Kong's own economy has become ever-more embedded in the mainland's. Manufacturing now accounts for less than 5 per cent of value-added services. ...

  2. Hong Kong economy- it's up to us

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people have received a gift from China- Cepa brings us great hope. At the same time we need to reform ourselves, increase our competency- making ourselves capable at all types of jobs- and overcome all challenges. Hong Kong people now enjoy great conditions for running businesses and we have the solo travel scheme to save tourism. With an eye to the future, we should ...

  3. Hong Kong upbeat over the economy

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... confidence in continued economic improvement in the next 12 months, while Hong Kong came fifth with a score of 62 per cent. But while confidence in the economy is high, Hongkongers are the second ... Joseph Lo But a survey finding is tempered by job insecurities and health worries Hong Kong has been named the second most upbeat consumer market in Asia, with 70 per cent of residents ...

  4. Hong Kong's export figures bounce back

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo But the increase in April is well short of the 10-year high seen in February Hong Kong's export growth rebounded last month from lacklustre March figures but still fell ... (GDP) growth figures for the first three months of the year. A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said Hong Kong's economic growth was likely to remain upbeat this year ...

  5. HK urged to stick to its 'eternal theme'- developing the economy

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Vice-President Zeng Qinghong yesterday urged Hong Kong people to grasp the timely opportunity to develop the economy. He made the comment in Shanghai during a meeting ... that Hong Kong should not miss the chance to develop its economy. 'Either to Hong Kong or Macau, developing the economy is the eternal theme which is important to people's livelihood. ...

  6. Democracy does not hurt the economy, says Czech leader

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Hong Kong has been given advice on the marriage between democracy and the economy from an unlikely global partner - the Czech Republic. Visiting Czech President Vaclav Klaus - who met ... in the House of Representatives, accused Beijing of curbing Hong Kong's democratic development. Responding to the interpretation by the NPC's Standing Committee, she said the move had ...

  7. Focus on economy is Hu's advice

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung President Hu Jintao said last night the most pressing priority for Hong Kong was to stand united to improve the economy. Mr Hu last December expressed serious concerns over ... yesterday for the Boao Forum for Asia conference on regional economic development. In his brief address, Mr Hu noted that Hong Kong's economy had significantly recovered since the Sars ...

  8. Business sector bullish about HK economy

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.32pm: The business sector is optimistic about the economy for the next two years, according to a study released by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. The annual research- named Business Prospects Survey- interviewed 281 companies in October and November. It covered issues such as Hong Kong's competitiveness, economic and business ...

  9. Why bother with reform when the economy is good? asks tycoon

    Posted Mar 20th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should concentrate on improving the economy instead of carrying out political reform, property tycoon and Election Committee member Lui Che-woo said yesterday. Mr ... a good job on [the] economy,' he said. Asked if the electoral policy for the chief executive and Legco in 2007/8 should be maintained, he said: 'Over the past 100 or so years, Hong Kong ...

  10. HK's economy enjoying strong growth, but still faces external difficulties

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao, Robert Cairns

    ... JUDY NGAO and ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 6.24pm: Hong Kong's economy is enjoying a strong rate of growth- but still faces the prospect of higher oil prices, rising US interest rates and tougher economic measures in the mainland later this year, the government says. Latest statistics released by the government on Friday reveal that Hong Kong's gross domestic product grew 6.8 ...




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