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  1. News - Hong Kong - AGEING POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces same tough tax choices as Singapore, academic says

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... at the University of Hong Kong, said this was the likely scenario if the government did not invest in education and occupational training to boost productivity. "We have a shrinking labour force, ... Olga Wong and Bloomberg Academic says shrinking labour force means either productivity or taxation must increase HK faces 'same tough tax choices as Singapore' Hong Kong faces ...

  2. 35.8pc of Hong Kong adults trade in stocks, HKEx survey shows

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The typical Hong Kong retail stock investor was 42 years old, with upper secondary or higher education, a monthly personal income of HK$22,500 and a monthly household income of HK$35,000. The typical ... Enoch Yiu One in three adults in Hong Kong, or 2.02 million individuals in total, has invested in stocks over the past year, according to a survey by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing from ...

  3. Education sector says it should be exempted

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Nora Tong

    ... on RTHK radio. University of Hong Kong pro vice-chancellor John Malpas said education required to be invested in, not taxed, especially if Hong Kong was to become an education hub. But he said he ... It is the government's responsibility to provide free education.' Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers chairman Wong Kwan-yu said while government-subsidised schools should be exempted, private ...

  4. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Commodities exchange shuts its doors The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange will go ahead with a planned US$100 million rights issue and be ready within months to reapply for the trading licence it handed ... almost two years ago to the day on May 18, 2011. In contrast, the London Metal Exchange, owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saw record volume in April of 14.5 million lots traded. ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADING

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange fails amid dearth of gold futures trading

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Enoch Yiu

    ... Eric Ng and Enoch Yiu Market players say Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange unable to compete with more established rivals, with trading in its gold futures very thin HKMEx closure brings no surprise The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange's failure to come up with a viable gold futures business proved to be its undoing as it wilted under competition from more established domestic ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based crowdfunding website is helping creatives worldwide turn their ideas into reality, writes Kylie Knott Fringe benefits Syrus Kwan Siu-fung ... Churdy stretches out on the chaise longue-like Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. "That's Kristy at the HSBC building," says Kwan, 27. "I love to draw that building, ...

  7. Despite fears for the future, Hong Kong is in rude health

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... 1, 1997, declare Hong Kong to be irredeemably corrupted by its years under imperial rule, announce profits to be unsocialist, and pack the city's bankers off for re-education through ... with Tom Holland Apparently Hong Kong's livelihood as a financial centre is under threat. According to last Saturday's South China Morning Post, a proposed merger between ...

  8. Risky times highlight necessity of education

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... days have revealed some good lessons - investor education is a must. The split responsibilities of regulators in Hong Kong is also wasting the considerable investigative talent of the SFC. ... brokers and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority looks after banks' securities business. The unfolding financial meltdown has exposed big problems with the existing system. Look at the website ...

  9. Should a sales tax be introduced in Hong Kong?

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... Pulcheria Chung, Oliver Kwan Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College A sales tax would do more harm than good to Hong Kong. Our economy has just begun to pick up. Both ... on money. Schooling, social welfare, policing and city maintenance are only some items from a long list of the city's expenditures. Students pay for textbooks in Hong Kong- something unheard ...

  10. Online education firm prepares to list on NYSE

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland education institutions have sought to list in the United States over the past two years. None has chosen to list in Hong Kong. 'US investors are well aware of their business model ... Wong Ka-chun China Distance Education, a provider of online education and test preparation courses for professionals on the mainland, plans to raise US$96.8 million by listing on the New ...




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