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  1. Why it pays some to stay in the grey economy

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet in Beijing When Wang Xiaolu, deputy director of the National Economic Research Institute, released his findings on the mainland's hidden economy earlier this year, ... of Statistics questioned the size and make up of the sample survey. Through all this Wang stood behind his statistics: that the mainland has a hidden economy that could amount to 30 per cent of gross ...

  2. City's economy will not slide after Games, says economic planner

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... dismissed speculation that Beijing was going to suffer from the so-called 'valley effect'- a typical post-Games trough. The Olympics usually gives the economy a short-term boost by increasing aggregate demand. However, research shows that the economies of most host nations slows after the Games. The economies of Japan and South Korea, both of which enjoyed double-digit growth ...

  3. Declining Japan: a sign of things to come

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... The economic miracle has disappeared. However, Japan remains a major economic power with a healthy economy. Many of Japan's problems today are those of a mature economy whose competitiveness ... Joseph Cheng In recent years, Japan's concerned public has gradually turned its attention from the decline in economic growth rates to more long-term social trends. As one ...

  4. Study identifies teenagers at risk of becoming hermits

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... form of social withdrawal is more common in Japan, where it is called hikikomori. It only came to the attention of Hong Kong social workers about three years ago. There are believed to be a million hikikomori sufferers in Japan, where the phenomenon has drawn public concern after a series of violent crimes linked to the condition. Ms Chan said there was no official definition ...

  5. Japan can't remain only for Japanese

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... second-largest economy plummeting down the economic league tables. Most observers believe that the trade deal will allow, at most, a few hundred Filipino nurses to work indefinitely in Japan, provided they pass a proficiency test. The Philippines, which relies on remittances from roughly 8 million of its citizens abroad to prop up its economy, would obviously prefer that Japan accept more. ...

  6. Fast-track visas the way to attract talent

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... economy forward. We can learn from them. They and their families will provide business for our schools, restaurants and shops. Even after the fear of radiation has subsided in Japan and business ... with its policymaking, despite Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre. It has risen to the challenge with Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, though, ...

  7. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's 2020 goal may fail unless core issues are tackled, say analysts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... on increasing the overall size of the economy rather than improving the average citizen's well-being. Still, the effort could fall flat if Beijing fails to take additional steps to correct the way ... learn from Japan's "income-doubling plan" in the 1960s. Japanese prime minister Hayato Ikeda introduced a series of steps, including interest rate and tax reductions, to boost ...

  8. Charities multiply in a legal vacuum

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... money is lent to us'. The Christian Zheng Sheng Association was accused of using government money to fund businesses on the mainland and in Japan and Hong Kong. The association said it used ...

  9. The economy's humming, so where are the jobs?

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... feticide) but they can expect to be jobless as well. Leaving aside the implications for the economy, this is not exactly a recipe for social stability. Amrit Dhillon is a freelance writer in India ...

  10. Collusive land policy a harmful way to finance our economy

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (as Mr Cheng acknowledged). In a market economy, boom and bust cannot be prevented, but the government should aim to ameliorate business cycle excesses (rather than fuel them). ... lump sums to place into the capital works account. This is not a prudent way to finance our economy. Roger Emmerton, Wan Chai ...




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