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  1. 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 that an economy based on services alone would constitute putting all its eggs in one basket. In constant price terms, manufacturing continues to account for 25 per cent of Singapore's gross domestic ...

  2. US seeks China support on Iran

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday and warned of the heightened risks of doing business with Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). Ongoing activities by North Korean trading companies were also expected to have been raised at the meeting. IRISL ships- which aids Iran's nuclear and military programmes, according to the UN- are still visiting Hong Kong, despite 20 locally registered front companies ...

  3. HK economy shows 'first signs of fissure'

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the second consecutive month. Federation of Hong Kong Industries deputy chairman Stanley Lau Chin-ho said Hong Kong's economy had started to feel the pinch of the euro-zone crisis ... to cut up to 3,000 jobs in Hong Kong by the end of this month would surface in coming months. He added that the city's economy could also suffer from the export slump in the Pearl River ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Taiwan tops HK as the economy to beat in China

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com When it comes to competitiveness, Hong Kong comes second to Taiwan, a survey of Chinese cities and provinces by a local think tank found for the second year running. The next best locations are the provinces of Guangdong, Ji ...

  10. Academic bores too steep a price to pay for knowledge economy

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Shenzhen University, owned by the municipal government, has embarked on a five-year headhunting drive to enlist 20 to 30 top academics and researchers. The bait: annual pay packages of 600,000 yuan to 1.2 million yuan... SCMP, April ...




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