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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. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    CY Leung says Hong Kong's connections can help pan-Pearl River Delta develop

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... Lauren Ho lauren.ho@scmp.com City can help southern China thrive, C Y says Hong Kong has a wide network of global connections that can support provinces in the pan-Pearl River Delta across southern China link up with the rest of the world, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says. "Hong Kong has extensive international connections and acts as a channel for capital, talent ...




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