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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong consumer prices rise 4.1pc in 2012

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 06:08pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Inflation remains steady at 3.7pc during November, December Consumer prices in Hong Kong rose by 4.1 per cent last year over the previous year, the Census and Statistics Department said ... prices and the subpar performance of the economy,” he said. The spokesman said the government would remain alert as international food and commodity prices would be volatile amid the global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133067/hong-kong-consumer-prices-rise-41pc-2012
  3. Business - Money

    Hong Kong mints new batch of HK$5 coins for first time in 14 years

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It was released in August while new HK$2 coins are to be circulated in December First new HK$5 coin minted in14 years The Hong Kong government has quietly begun issuing new HK$5 coins, for the first time in 14 years. A newly minted HK$2 coin also will be put into circulation from December, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/money-news/article/1051875/hong-kong-mints-new-batch-hk5-coins-first-time-14-years
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014563/hk-economy-contracts-01pc-decline-exports
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free market no panacea for Hong Kong's ills

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A free market is no panacea Hong Kong has for many years been singled out by conservative think tanks as the freest economy. It will be interesting to see what is made ... warned, for example, that introducing a modest minimum wage was a dent in Hong Kong's crown. But the crown sits uneasy because of four serious problems identified by Leung- unaffordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068959/free-market-no-panacea-hong-kongs-ills
  6. More overseas SMEs open offices in Hong Kong

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Weakening domestic demand has prompted a growing number of international small- and medium-sized enterprises to open offices in Hong Kong to tap into robust ... in opening Hong Kong offices because of sluggish demand in their home markets, he said. Businesses in Japan had to wrestle with the erosion of their export competitiveness caused by a strong yen. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000985/more-overseas-smes-open-offices-hong-kong
  7. Hong Kong's export figures bounce back

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo But the increase in April is well short of the 10-year high seen in February Hong Kong's export growth rebounded last month from lacklustre March figures but still fell ... (GDP) growth figures for the first three months of the year. A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said Hong Kong's economic growth was likely to remain upbeat this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457368/hong-kongs-export-figures-bounce-back
  8. Hong Kong is well placed to ride out coming slump

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland These are nervous days in Hong Kong. Earlier this week Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said there are turbulent times ahead, warning that Hong Kong's economy ... services and China's foreign trade, Hong Kong has always been exposed both to volatility in international financial markets and to any slowdown in demand, either in developed markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003376/hong-kong-well-placed-ride-out-coming-slump
  9. Hong Kong ports reap the benefits

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Josephine Bond Trade links between Hong Kong and Malaysia are growing, with initiatives under way to boost economic ties. Bilateral trade grew 6 per cent last year, with Malaysia remaining Hong Kong's 10th largest trading partner. Between 2007 and 2011, bilateral trade grew 7 per cent. Hong Kong exported HK$1.26 billion worth of goods to Malaysia last year, with top demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004006/hong-kong-ports-reap-benefits
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979690/hk-still-freest-economy-ranking-risk

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