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  1. Think before tinkering with Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... intervention needs to be subject to proper, prior scrutiny. Of course, government activism is necessary in certain spheres, such as education, health, the physical infrastructure of Hong Kong and so ... It was plainly a mistake for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, back in 2000, to envision Hong Kong as 'the cyber city for the cyber century'. I have even heard it argued that Disneyland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610691/think-tinkering-hong-kongs-economy
  2. Declining English standards will damage Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing to express my concern over Hong Kong students' declining standard of English. The implementation of the mother-tongue policy has contributed to this alarming problem. ... lessons should be increased. With the imminent implementation of senior secondary school curriculum reforms, it is high time schools in Hong Kong emphasised the importance of English learning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600098/declining-english-standards-will-damage-hong-kongs-economy
  3. Hong Kong's report card makes for optimistic reading

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Just four years into the post-Sars recovery, Hong Kong is already starting to resemble the 1997 bubble economy, say some economists. Fewer than 128,000 people are without jobs, ... in the US and the widening credit crisis will dampen Hong Kong's prospects in 2008, so far, the city's economic report card for this year is impressive. Real economic growth for the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620686/hong-kongs-report-card-makes-optimistic-reading
  4. Grand China Airlines eyes US$2b as a Hong Kong red-chip listing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung in Boao Grand China Airlines, a key mainland airline based in Hainan province, is seeking to raise US$2 billion from a Hong Kong initial public offering this year, according to chairman Chen Feng. Grand China Air is the holding firm of four domestic carriers- Hainan Airlines, Shanxi Airlines, Hong Kong-based Hong Kong Airline and cargo carrier Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590071/grand-china-airlines-eyes-us2b-hong-kong-red-chip-listing
  5. Board members spread too thin, says Webb

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Some non-executive directors in Hong Kong sit on too many boards, raising questions about whether they have time to perform their duties adequately, says shareholder activist David Webb. But the men in the hot seats disagree. A study of about 1,200 listed companies by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing director David Webb, a long-time lobbyist for corporate governance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604827/board-members-spread-too-thin-says-webb
  6. In Brief

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seminar addresses future unemployment A seminar organised by employment services provider Manpower Hong Kong last month brought together the government, academia, non-government organisations and private enterprises to explore ways to collaborate to find the solution to an emerging long-term employment problem in Hong Kong. Manpower proposed 'Working Links', ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601218/brief
  7. Beware the return of the killer zombie

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for businesses. The cost of capital rises, discouraging investment. Hong Kong is doubly vulnerable. As a small, trade-dependant economy, the territory is dangerously exposed to rising import costs. ... the housing component of inflation is only likely to rise further. Hong Kong's buoyant domestic economy is threatening to compound the problem. With unemployment close to its lowest level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590979/beware-return-killer-zombie
  8. Xinxin Mining to list as first new H share

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... the first company to list in Hong Kong as an H share after the government discouraged state-owned firms from launching overseas initial public offerings of less than US$1 billion. Despite the small scale of its public offering of less than HK$3.9 billion, Xinxin Mining, its sponsor and local authorities managed to convince mainland regulators for a Hong Kong listing instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609026/xinxin-mining-list-first-new-h-share
  9. Fair reflects impressive growth in the region

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair last year were from Asia, reflecting rapid growth of the industry in the region. As is the case with almost every sector in the mainland, ... in Japan, where the packaging can sometimes cost more than the gift,' said Hong Kong Trade Development Council senior exhibitions manager Anne Chick. Japan is famed for its meticulous attention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589673/fair-reflects-impressive-growth-region
  10. Citic 1616 plans IPO to raise up to HK$2.5b

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun Citic 1616, a value-added telecommunications service provider wholly owned by Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific, has obtained approval from the stock exchange to raise up ... Kee-tong, who worked for Hong Kong Telecom for more than a decade, as chief executive. Mr Shi was the director-general at the operations and finance unit of the mainland's Ministry of Posts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584682/citic-1616-plans-ipo-raise-hk25b

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