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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yesterday's story on page A2 'Uncertain future in HK for Iranian shipping line', stated: 'Hong Kong will deny service to any ships linked to Iran.' It should have said: 'Hong Kong will deny services to any ships connected to Iran and are suspected of carrying prohibited goods.' The error was introduced in the editing process. ...

  2. 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 scored the highest on average on five measures of globalisation- openness to trade, capital flow, exchange of technology and ideas, labour movement and culture integration. It was followed ...

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

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... targeted for the bigger-ticket temptations of exotic holidays by private jet. With economies on the other side of the world gloomy and stagnant, Asia is even more of a prime destination ...

  4. Needless Philippine travel alert only adds to dangers

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... country on its list. It is the only country with a black travel alert; six countries, including Iran and Pakistan, are on an amber alert, two levels lower. By maintaining the alert without good reason, the Hong Kong government punishes the Philippine government, harms the country's economy and sours diplomatic relations. Such political posturing will only jeopardise the safety ...

  5. Central planning does no favours for accidental economy

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is that we will agree to a master plan and then find ourselves the only ones following it. But a more fundamental reason to be wary of co-operating too closely is that Hong Kong's economy has ... Kong's economy. I'm sure we would replace them with something new again. I have great faith in this town's ability to exploit economic accident. But let's remember that our ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks, August 27

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 09:49am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Keywords: Bank loans, Fiscal stimulus, South China Sea, Occupy Hong Kong, China Construction Bank, Japan, Internet regulation, Africa, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Pearl River Delta ... management--  进一步提高宏观调控水平--二论做好当前经济工作 Steps needed to increase price, fiscal, and financial reforms--  Foreign intervention in regional issues unacceptable: Iran's FM   Israel also should be forced ...

  8. HK tops living standards poll, mainland lags

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... of households [AFCH]' of 23 Asian economies to determine their well-being and living standards. The final measure includes items purchased as well as those supplied by governments, such as education and health care. The cheapest places to live were Laos, Vietnam, Iran, Cambodia and Nepal. The report forms part of a global study covering 140 countries, using price data from 2005 ...

  9. 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, ... out in the second half of this year as government spending to revive the global economy started to take effect. However, the outbreak of human swine flu may also scupper economic recovery ...

  10. Manufacturers pin hopes on emerging economies

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Local toy manufacturers and exporters worried about the global economic downturn hope to turn to emerging markets such as Russia and Vietnam to help make up for fewer orders from the United States and Europe. Many of the more than 2,000 exhibit ...




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