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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asian economies are looking up

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by ANOOP SINGH, ANDRE MEIER

    ... Anoop Singh and Andre Meier Anoop Singh and Andre Meier praise HK's prudence amid challenges Bright economic outlook for Asia, if it keeps clouds at bay The global economy shows signs ... market conditions, with unemployment at multi-year lows in several Asian economies, including Hong Kong. Additional support comes from loose financial conditions across much of Asia. ...

  2. City's e-economy valued at HK$100b- 5.9pc of GDP

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... just ahead of Singapore, on par with the US and Luxembourg but behind the leading internet economies, which were identified as the Nordic countries, Korea, Japan, Britain and Germany. Daniel ... Lana Lam The government has been criticised for failing to nurture a significant part of Hong Kong's wealth after a study found the internet-based economy is worth almost HK$100 ...

  3. Free economy looks less open from a cage home

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rachel Tsang Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy, according to the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom. However, it is worth considering exactly what this title means ... of theft. Unless they need to be bailed out by the state, businesses obviously thrive on having a free economy. Indeed, the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to benefit from a lack of state ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Japan loses key finance roles to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Banks and fund houses move to reduce costs as they suffer in weakening markets Japan loses key financeroles to Hong Kong Banks and fund houses are relocating some business lines and key individuals to Hong Kong from Japan to control costs in a weakening global market. "This is something we have seen, and the trend is mostly due to cost controls ...

  5. Economy in good shape, Tsang says

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Nanning Hong Kong's economy was in good shape although the global financial crisis had made this year a difficult one for the city, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ... never experienced such a dramatic drop in the economy as it did in the first quarter of this year,' Mr Tsang said. Hong Kong's first-quarter gross domestic product contracted 7.8 per ...

  6. Democracy and the economy

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tried, the economy has kept plummeting. Look at our democratic neighbours. Japan has been bogged in recession for more than a decade. Taiwan has struggled hard to keep itself afloat economically. ...

  7. Do not ape mainland in economy and law

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are unoccupied. Comparing these income streams to values added by manufacturers in Hong Kong alone is not only mixing apples with oranges, it sheds no light on what drives the economy. Professor Ho claims ... NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED Japan hiding crimes I wonder how western countries would react if Germany rewrote its history books to tell the next generation that it was the western allies who ...

  8. Few Asian economies are as exposed to the crisis as HK

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... politics first. Back in August, a senior government official was still arguing with me that any public suggestion of a worsening economy and unemployment would be self-fulfilling. The spin has ... economy that is more exposed to the global financial crisis, global economic slowdown, unstable US currency regime and the mainland's economic slowdown than Hong Kong. Despite the dive ...

  9. Japan to restart working visits for HK's young

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Applications for working visas to Japan for young Hongkongers will open in July after being delayed three months by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in March. Up to 250 visas ... the quake will affect the desire of Hongkongers aged 18 to 31 to work in Japan, the number of visas on offer is similar to last year, when 658 people applied and 236 received visas. '[The ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... and 6.6 per cent in 2014. Its report said capital inflows to the region's 10 large economies - mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, ... Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia Growth in developing Asia will accelerate this year, thanks to a recovery in the mainland's economy and robust expansion in Southeast Asia, ...




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