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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. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, warns government adviser

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Warning of 'euro mess' over standard working hours A law to establish standard working hours could derail Hong Kong's economy, leaving it in the same mess as Greece and Spain, a government labour adviser warned yesterday. "Does it fit Hong Kong to unreservedly introduce Western systems?" asked Stanley Lau Chin-ho, a deputy ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong as a knowledge-based economy?

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by ALAN LUNG

    ... Alan Lung Alan Lung says people everywhere- except in Hong Kong- recognise our ability and unique position to develop a thriving knowledge-based economy Matter of fact The story ought ... economies listed. So does Hong Kong have the potential to become the Silicon Valley of China? The fact is, Silicon Valley is not just about research and development; it has a solid industrial base, ...

  4. Shaky global economy clouds Hong Kong outlook

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong, especially in the first half of this year. We expect the Hong Kong economy to pick up the pace in the second half of the year and expand by 2.6per cent in 2012. Growth will be fuelled ... for the housing market. The principal near-term risk to growth remains rooted in the fragile global recovery. In our worst-case estimates, Hong Kong's economy might not grow at all this year. After ...

  5. Hong Kong remains the world?s freest economy: report

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 11.58am: Hong Kong remains the world?s freest economy for the 11th consecutive year, according to the latest Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom released on Tuesday. The report gave Hong Kong an overall high mark of 1.35? with 1 being the best and 5 being the worse. This was a 0.1 point drop-off from last year. The report ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JUSTIN WILSON, Sun Hong

    ... Justin Wilson and Sun Hong For any transaction there must be no question that what is bought is what was actually bargained for, warn partners at Norton Rose It's a case of buyer beware if moving into the mainland How well do you know and understand the target company ? It is important at the outset to understand what it is that you are buying and to ensure that you ...

  8. HK economy contracts 0.1pc on decline in exports

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Paggie Leung Hong Kong's economy contracted 0.1 per cent in the second quarter, reversing the 0.6 per cent quarter-on-quarter growth in the first three months ... mounting headwinds to the global economy, the external environment would thus remain difficult and continue to overshadow Hong Kong's export outlook in the near term.' Total exports ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong workers face positive yet cautious job outlook in fourth quarter

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... seekers Hong Kong workers are facing a positive yet cautious job outlook in the fourth quarter of this year, a survey shows. ManpowerGroup polled about 66,000 employers in 42 countries and cities in July, including 808 in Hong Kong. While companies in each of eight places surveyed in Asia-Pacific plan to increase staff levels in the fourth quarter, growth has slowed except in New Zealand ...

  10. Business - Economy - ASIA

    China, Hong Kong stock markets buck falls in Asia

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... among Asian markets this year, rose the most in the region yesterday after the nation's factory activity began to expand again last month. Gains in both Hong Kong and mainland China bucked ... Bank of China, which reported 15 per cent net profit growth on Tuesday, gained 1.31 per cent in Shanghai and 1.4 per cent in Hong Kong. China Overseas, the biggest Hong Kong-listed mainland ...




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