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  1. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT

    Hong Kong risks losing its 'world's freest economy' title, says report

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'threaten HK's reign as freest economy' Hong Kong risks losing its prestigious title as the world's freest economy if the government presses ahead with its populist policies, the Heritage Foundation warned, in the release of its annual index yesterday. The conservative American think tank wrote in its 2013 Index of Economic Freedom that Hong Kong, the winner of the title ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1125080/hong-kong-risks-losing-its-worlds-freest-economy-title-says-report
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong again named world’s freest economy

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 01:19pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau Hong Kong has topped the world in economic freedom for the 19th consecutive year, according to the Heritage Foundation’s index announced on Thursday. But the conservative American think tank warned that the city could lose the top spot it has occupied since the index started in 1995. ”Although Hong Kong remains No 1 in the index rankings, the uniqueness of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124621/hk-again-named-worlds-freest-economy
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000661/shaky-global-economy-clouds-hong-kong-outlook
  4. Hong Kong tops list of globalised economies

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Hong Kong has been ranked the most globalised of 60 economies for the second consecutive year in a survey by accounting firm Ernst & Young. Hong Kong ... States at the end of last year. Hong Kong has become the largest initial public offering market in the world over the past three years. Beijing granted Hong Kong a role as an offshore yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992895/hong-kong-tops-list-globalised-economies
  5. We must not interfere with Hong Kong's free economy

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with an educated and highly motivated workforce, have stimulated an innovative, prosperous economy.' Lo's proposal to confiscate wealth would guarantee Hong Kong's rapid descent towards ... the traits needed to succeed in business. Lo's very argument, however, is a threat to what has made Hong Kong successful and envied worldwide. The proper measure is not whether rich people have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722447/we-must-not-interfere-hong-kongs-free-economy
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449286/does-beijing-still-need-hong-kong-economy
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444216/hong-kong-economy-its-us
  10. Hong Kong needs more than a healthy economy

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but be prepared to take tough decisions. A clear vision for Hong Kong's future is needed. A buoyant economy alone is not enough. ... as being the most urgent are those related to making Hong Kong a better place in which to work and live. Improving the environment, easing poverty, and furthering health-care reform were among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562690/hong-kong-needs-more-healthy-economy

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