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  1. Why is the mainland economy slowing? What impact will the slowdown have on Hong Kong's economy and markets?

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fallen as well. It provides some room for officials to support growth by loosening monetary policy again should the economy slow down even more sharply than expected. Hong Kong's economy ... in Hong Kong and the economy continues to perform well, he says. Patrick Ho (head of equity research, Asia Pacific, UBS Wealth Management Research) agrees with Neumann in attributing a slowdown ...

  2. The hitchhiker's guide to the Hong Kong economy

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to teach us about Hong Kong's economy too. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast as a radio play in 1978, Adams described the wanderings through space of hapless ... about Hong Kong's economy is in his sad tale of Frogstar World B. This was a 'thriving happy planet... a normal world'. Except for one thing: 'there were slightly more shoe ...

  3. HK still freest economy, but ranking at risk

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong has again been named the freest economy in the world, but the city could be heading downhill from here on, a Canadian free-market think tank says. ... competition, than to create it.' McMahon said. 'Hong Kong will remain a relatively free economy but with these two pieces of legislation, it well might be that Hong Kong will lose its ...

  4. Taiwan tops HK as the economy to beat in China

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com When it comes to competitiveness, Hong Kong comes second to Taiwan, a survey of Chinese cities and provinces by a local think tank found for the second year ... compiling the rankings for a decade. The new results were released yesterday at Hong Kong Baptist University, whose Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies collaborated in the research. ...

  5. City's e-economy valued at HK$100b- 5.9pc of GDP

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam The government has been criticised for failing to nurture a significant part of Hong Kong's wealth after a study found the internet-based economy is worth almost HK$100 ... billion in 2009, a figure that is likely to be higher now. Its report, 'The Connected Harbour: how the internet is transforming Hong Kong's economy', included input from more than ...

  6. Hope for 'ailing economy'

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investors be looking at? Mark Holder, director of product development at the newly opened Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, says Hong Kong retail investors have shown a growing appetite for futures trading. Holder, who was previously senior economist and group manager at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBoT), says the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation is getting good exposure for its gold futures. ...

  7. Prepare HK's economy for fallout, Hu says

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... uncertainties and severe inflation. Hu called on the Hong Kong government to shield the economy from any fallout and ensure the city's long-term stability and prosperity. James Sung Lap-kung, ... Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum leaders' summit. Speaking afterwards, Tsang quoted Hu as saying Hong Kong would face risks to its economy from at home and abroad. 'President Hu ...

  8. HK urged to look towards a creative economy

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... economy. Hong Kong is said to be a perfect setting for a creative economy- design, film, the arts, music, culture and innovative technological industries such as game design- because of its image ... to gather, ultimately creating a vibrant cultural scene not just for tourists, but also for locals. 'China and Hong Kong are very good with big spaces because it's prestigious ...

  9. Hong Kong's anti-inflation measures aren't working

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a post-handover high of 5.4 per cent. The mounting price pressures in Hong Kong are a sharp contrast to the situation in East Asia's other city-economy, Singapore. Yesterday, the government there said the rate of inflation fell in April, abating to 4.5 per cent from 5 per cent the previous month, even though the local economy has been growing at a faster pace than in Hong Kong. Most ...

  10. Economy hits lai see packets

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei As banks issued new notes for lai see gifts yesterday, most people said they would either give the same or less than the amount they put into their red packets last Lunar New Year. 'I used to give HK$7,000 to HK$8,000. This year, I'll onl ...




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