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  1. Minimum wage law would not harm Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was intrigued by the comment given by Mark Mullins of the Fraser Institute, that Hong Kong's economic freedom could suffer if a minimum-wage law was introduced ('Wage limit ... Kong's economic freedom could suffer if a minimum-wage law was introduced- was tested. The score of 8.94 awarded to Hong Kong is the average of the scores for the five main attributes: size ...

  2. Hong Kong to remain top QDII destination

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Hong Kong will continue to be the most sought-after equity market for mainland institutional investors even though their opportunities have been broadened to include more ... fund management companies to invest client money in 35 destinations under the so-called qualified domestic institutional investor programme. These include Hong Kong, Britain, India, the United ...

  3. Thais pledge stable rice supplies to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Thai government has said it has no plan to control rice prices or impose an export quota, and pledged a stable supply of rice to Hong Kong. 'The Thai government wants Hong Kong people not to worry too much. We have enough rice for you,' Theeraphon Kowphatthanakit, deputy trade commissioner at the Thai consulate in Hong Kong, said yesterday. Thai rice ...

  4. Wage limit 'could hurt freedom of economy'

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. 'From the data, we are able to look back to as early as 1970, where it showed that Hong Kong was already the world's freest economy.' In last year's report, covering ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong's economic freedom could suffer if minimum-wage legislation was introduced, a conservative think-tank based in Canada has warned. The Fraser Institute has ...

  5. Few Asian economies are as exposed to the crisis as HK

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... economy that is more exposed to the global financial crisis, global economic slowdown, unstable US currency regime and the mainland's economic slowdown than Hong Kong. Despite the dive ... for the half-hearted consultation paper on value-added tax. Little has been done to change the overreliance of the Hong Kong economy on the property and securities markets despite repeated promises ...

  6. When branding Hong Kong we should not lose what makes us unique

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Brand Hong Kong was launched in 2001, the then chief secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the flying dragon motif would help establish Hong Kong as Asia's premier city. ... as the core values of Hong Kong. How many Hong Kong people know about them and their importance? The city achieved its success not because of what it had said, but what it had done. It is a good thing ...

  7. HK economy to take hit from turmoil, say officials

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong's economy will slow in this half of the year and its stock market will remain volatile as a result of contagion from the United States financial meltdown, according to Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. Mr Tsang, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung and Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, the chief executive of the Hong Kong ...

  8. Beijing committed to boosting economy, says Yang

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... minimum,' he said. He also highlighted the importance of Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre. 'It is widely recognised as an open and free economy and one of the most ... to safeguarding global financial stability and promoting the world's economic development,' Mr Yang (right) said at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Hong Kong. The central government ...

  9. DAB proposes lucky draws for flats, cars to stimulate economy

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has suggested that the government hold HK$500 million lucky draws with flats and cars as prizes ... million. Weekly draws would be held for six months, with two Home Ownership Scheme flats, 500 lots of the Hong Kong Tracker Fund, 200 annual public transport passes and 2,000 annual passes to Ocean ...

  10. Changing economy plays role in choice of degree

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Hiram To

    ... interested in. In four or five years' time, degrees that will lead to jobs now may not necessarily be in demand. Students should think about how Hong Kong's economy is changing and what ... it is always useful to speak to an education consultant to gain details and advice before deciding. The British Council in Hong Kong has a year-round resource centre offering information on 260-plus ...




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