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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's economy does not rely on mainland tourists, says financial secretary

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... is slightly exaggerated and inconsistent with the facts." He said arguing that the city was too reliant on the mainland economy "ignored the historical trajectory of Hong Kong's economic development over the past half-century". Tsang wrote: "Hong Kong's economy and the country's development has always been closely linked," adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533469/mainland-chinese-visitor-claim-exaggerated-says-john-tsang
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Mistrust between Hong Kong and Beijing is now a threat to 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the lack of trust between Beijing and Hong Kong is so serious that it now threatens 'one country, two systems' Breaking point An awakening. A conspiracy. ... The way Hong Kong's social fabric has come apart in the past few weeks is testament to the fact that when put under enough pressure, for a long enough time, we will crack. Pragmatism? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618443/mistrust-between-hong-kong-and-beijing-now-threat-one
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central ought to make an ally of Hong Kong business

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:04pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says we should maximise our best asset of a vibrant economy Get Hong Kong business on board the push for democracy Hong Kong's democracy movement ... failed in successfully changing our electoral system because none has used our greatest weapon to our advantage: our economy. For such a small Chinese city, we have a huge economy. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1611310/occupy-central-ought-make-ally-hong-kong-business
  4. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's GDP growth outlook revised down to 2.2pc

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... of Hong Kong has downgraded its GDP growth forecast for the city from 3.4 per cent to 2.2 per cent for the year. It comes as consumer confidence continues to fall, with the latest index showing Hong Kong still lagging behind the mainland, Macau and Taiwan. In a report released yesterday, HKU researchers said the economy was expected to grow at a more modest rate due to the low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612304/hong-kongs-gdp-growth-outlook-revised-down-22pc
  5. Business - Economy - RETAIL

    Hong Kong protests put huge dent in Asia luxury goods sales

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Top brands also hurt by mainland slowdown and anti-corruption drive Protests put dent in Asia luxury goods sales Protests in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown ... Consultants Bain & Company have forecast that the luxury goods market in China will contract for the first time ever this year. The crisis in Hong Kong "will have an impact" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1620175/hong-kong-protests-put-huge-dent-asia-luxury-goods-sales
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:28pm by Chandran Nair

    ... At present, the reality is that Hong Kong's economy has only two main pillars- the property sector and financial services. Most of the other elements that once existed, such as agriculture, light ... most positions are open to global competition. And an economy based on property speculation will inevitably result in the housing crisis Hong Kong currently faces. With property prices pushing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617027/hong-kong-has-more-just-democracy-worry-about
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... as the death toll mounts and fears grow over cases of the disease in the United States. Precautions are seen as more crucial as Hong Kong enters its peak season of business conventions and leisure travel. "The Ebola virus is not that scary- what matters most is how to prevent it," said Michael Li Hon-shing, executive director of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617876/hong-kong-airlines-hotels-ramp-measures-against-ebola
  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Business groups, John Tsang urge end to protests, citing harm to economy

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:23am by Vivienne Chow, Amy Nip and Shirley Zhao

    ... The Hang Seng Index climbed 0.6 per cent to 23,064.56 yesterday. But if the movement continued, he said, the Hong Kong market could face a loss of confidence. "Up to now there is still ... opponents on supporters of the movement in Mong Kok yesterday. "I think Hong Kong has come to a critical juncture at this time," he said. "This is a time when we should look to solve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1609109/business-groups-john-tsang-urge-end-protests-citing-harm-economy
  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Time for arbitration in Hong Kong stand-off

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 10:40am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... but in accordance with the law of the city. It is perhaps our biggest business asset and a major generator of confidence in our economy. The respect and credibility that Hong Kong has gained in the global ... for arbitration Winston Churchill said at the dawn of the cold war: "It is better to jaw-jaw than war-war." Nowhere has this been more evident than in Hong Kong in the standoff between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1617495/time-arbitration-hk-stand
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong refugees deserve basic right to decide what they eat

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by Victoria Wisniewski Otero

    ... a basic human right and something most of us in Hong Kong take for granted. By the time you read this, you will probably have already spent a fair amount on food and drink today: that morning coffee, an orange juice, maybe a muffin? Yet imagine for one moment that you have no cash, are not allowed to work and have no family in Hong Kong to rely on. How do you feed yourself and your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617338/hong-kong-refugees-deserve-basic-right-decide-what-they-eat

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