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  1. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... you 500 euros [HK$4,700].' Although Fitchett recognises that Hong Kong is a better place to live in for a foreigner, he said he would consider moving back to Shanghai because of the less ...

  2. Hong Kong moneymen join ride to rescue euro

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in an interview in Beijing on Monday that China had already taken precautions for a worst-case scenario in the euro zone. 'A total collapse of the euro zone is very unlikely because no one ... with any fallout from the euro zone. The two have been briefed by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to keep a close watch on the crisis. Europe's financial difficulties could deteriorate ...

  3. Weaker euro and inflation push up HK's global cost-of-living ranking

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong leapt 20 places in a global cost-of-living index for expatriates this year, to 32nd place, because of the weaker euro and the city's relatively high rate ... but the fall of the euro has pushed Hong Kong up on the list,' Lee Quane, the Asian regional director for ECA, said. 'Also, the price of items in Hong Kong is increasing at a faster rate than ...

  4. Yuan on road to euro status, experts say

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

    ... for it to become a regional standard similar to the euro, mainland experts say. It was also an essential step in strengthening its position in the international currency system. The pilot-scheme announced ... become a regional standard similar to the euro.' ...

  5. Enjoying Euro with North Point's fools for footy

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... in their body and virtually every single one is tuning in to Euro 2004 and the reason is because... I don't know. I really don't know. It's like trying to crack the Da Vinci Code. ... clowns in bow ties are barking at a panel of, I guess, experts. It's called Euro A Go Go and soon they are hitting each other with noise makers and dancing like fools. I ask the bartender ...

  6. Rising euro makes HK exports more price-competitive

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The rise of the euro has made Hong Kong exports more competitive, analysts say, but the impact varies from sector to sector. The European currency hit a fresh high at 1.3074 to the US dollar yesterday, while the Hong Kong dollar and the Chinese yuan remain pegged to the greenback. 'The strong euro makes it cheaper for Europeans to import from China, Hong Kong ...

  7. Investors from HK, mainland shun Spain

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hong Kong and mainland Chinese investments in the euro zone fell sharply this year, with investors spooked by Spain's debt troubles. The Spanish ... going back to the EU and Spain.' The value of announced mainland Chinese and Hong Kong acquisitions in Spain has collapsed to zero since January, compared with Euro330 million (HK$3.21 ...

  8. Russian train safety firm plans Hong Kong listing

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... annual revenue reaches Euro500 million (HK$5 billion), with Hong Kong a priority, said chairman Vladimir Tarabrin. 'We have seen very fast growth. This year, we will double our revenue to Euro200 million. At this rate, listing in Hong Kong is not far away.' Founded in 1989, TVEMA's revenue rose from Euro10 million in 2008 to Euro20 million in 2010 and Euro100 million ...

  9. Business travellers like to make a clean break

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong business travellers are more bothered about fending off germs than evil spirits and bad luck, a survey of air passengers has found. Just five per cent carry a lucky charm with them, despite their reputation for being h ...

  10. Europe told to solve crisis itself

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai, Ed Zhang and Celine Sun in Beijing The euro-zone debt crisis should be solved by Europeans, and the best help China can offer is to develop its own economy in a balanced way, Liu ... looked to China to bail them out by buying their bonds, extending loans or making direct investments in the euro zone. However, Beijing has not announced any concrete plans to help, ...




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