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  1. Heavy lifting left to the next team

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the likely event they feel the pinch from the euro-zone debt crisis. Increased outlays on education, health and the pillar industries of economic diversification and growth are important investments ... John Tsang Chun-wah presented his maiden budget as the US subprime mortgage crisis was unfolding and delivered what may be his last yesterday as the European debt crisis threatens a global ...

  2. Top dog will have to settle for the low zone

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Olga Wong

    ... middle and high zones. The low zone- the podium- contains the main entrance lobbies, conference rooms and lift lobbies, mostly for the public. The middle zone- the east and west wings- houses the government bureaus. The arch of the government office, 92 metres above the ground, is the high zone. It overlooks the harbour and has three office levels. Among the offices will be those of the chief ...

  3. Taskforce to tackle financial crisis likely to be wound up

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A taskforce set up in October to assess the impact of the global financial crisis on Hong Kong is likely to be disbanded after its fifth meeting today. A member ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is expected to announce steps to promote the reuse of old industrial zones to boost the development of creative industries after today's meeting. A taskforce ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Donald Tsang revisits his worst fears Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, whose views on the euro-zone debt crisis ... during four decades in public service, including the 1997-98 East Asian financial crisis. Awards go to world's best news photos The World Press Photo Awards will be announced in Amsterdam. ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the Kowloon and New Territories regions. At the first, Tsang said his address, due in October, would serve as a 'report card' on his seven-year tenure. Euro-zone retail sales figures unlikely to give heart Markets are likely to focus on July retail sales figures for the euro zone, which are expected to remain weak, after falling a revised 0.7 per cent in June. Official figures ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... moaning about the impact on their morale if their bonuses or salaries are cut. They look for somewhere else to work. We well remember in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis swathes ... through that crisis unscathed- the civil service. It is time we stopped treating Hong Kong's civil servants and their 'morale' as if it was some kind of endangered species that has ...

  7. In a tightspot

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on inflation, and will he try to alleviate inflation's impact on low-income Hongkongers with the same zeal as last year? The early signs are that the mood has changed. The euro-zone crisis and US budget battles have created a desire for countries to stay in surplus. Tsang warned in January that the city could suffer a euro-zone scale debt crisis if he abandoned prudent management ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the dollar is the problem in the euro zone, which he believes will see people buy the dollar. He says: 'It's absolutely the wrong thing to do, but if they do I might make some money. ... crisis. The thought that HSBC might relocate to Hong Kong to avoid the financial cost of these reforms has been stirred somewhat by comments by Schroders chairman Michael Miles speaking ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recession. CPI data from the US is expected to show the CPI rose 1.8 per cent year on year in May, down from 2.3 per cent previously. Euro-zone CPI data is expected to show that inflation eased ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... by the ICAC's former commissioner, Timothy Tong Hin-ming, some people noted that Tong was a Tsang appointee. Fears were also expressed that the scandal could weaken the ICAC at a time of crisis, with numerous high-profile cases on the boil. Although Tong had properly recused himself from the Tsang investigation, the crisis now engulfing him has inevitably raised questions about the prevailing ...




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