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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. The one-man band can't play in Hong Kong's institutional economy

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... freest economy we are now told by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor that Hong Kong has one of the world's least entrepreneurial economies and that our score is getting worse. What does one ... economies such as Australia and the United States should have a much higher entrepreneurial rating than Hong Kong. I put it down to the fact that they were both founded as expatriate societies ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Forget economy... Private jets go mass market

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a California-based broker of private jets that has just brought its five-star service to Hong Kong and the mainland. Its arrival is one of the more conspicuous signs of growth in Hong Kong's private-jet industry. The city has become a pivotal point for international jet-hire companies seeking to muscle in on the mainland market. And with China's economy still surging onward, Hong Kong is also ...

  9. Business - Economy - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Re-exports disguise Hong Kong's gloomy outlook

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... don't have to worry too much is that the sector now experiencing the deepest slump has nothing to do with Hong Kong's real economy. I know Jake van der Kamp has made this point before, but it's well worth making again. The biggest drag on Hong Kong's economy in the second quarter was the city's exports of goods, which were down 0.4 per cent compared with the same period ...

  10. Export forecast revised down as global gloom crimps economy

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in Hong Kong's export-oriented economy. By value, about 97 per cent of the city's exports are re-exports, mainly from the mainland. 'A drastic inventory drawdown by overseas buyers, ... Dennis Eng The Trade Development Council expects the gloomy export figures seen in the first quarter to continue for the rest of the year. Exports from Hong Kong in the January to March ...




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