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  1. News - China - FINANCE

    Ex-wealth fund guru Lou Jiwei to be finance minister

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by REN WEI

    ... began his foray into the world of finance. Lou, known for his reformist outlook and preference for a market-oriented economy, was a deputy finance minister for 10 years before becoming head of China Investment Corp (CIC), the mainland's sovereign wealth fund, in 2007. His career has now turned a full circle with his appointment as finance minister. A close ally of former premier ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Finance chief John Tsang warns against ignoring Hong Kong's pillar industries

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Finance chief warns against 'blind' pursuit of new sectors to boost growth and says failure to balance the books could lead to tax increases ... pillar industries- finance, logistics and trade, tourism, and professional services. His comments- ahead of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address- were challenged ...

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

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

    ... lump sums to place into the capital works account. This is not a prudent way to finance our economy. Roger Emmerton, Wan Chai ...

  4. 'Sin' tax is an effective way to help finance public health care

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have experience in the management and financing of health care in America and I am very interested in the future of Hong Kong's public hospital system since I am married to a Hong ... plans in many countries to finance public health care and supplement the private sector, intending to provide money so that people can gain access to doctors and medical services. Most of them ...

  5. Finance professional with sense of integrity sought

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba A strong financial leader is needed to help a non-governmental organisation. Haven of Hope Christian Service is looking for a head of finance to spearhead finance ... analysis and advice to senior management on strategic matters. A university graduate in accounting or finance with 10 years' experience and professional accountancy qualifications ...

  6. The tasks awaiting the new finance chief

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

    ... But despite this setback, the problems that will face the new finance chief are the same - how to make the changes needed to tackle the deficit while helping the economy rebound. Mr Leung's ... provide a clearer picture of the government's finances and a more informed basis for decision-making. It would pave the way for further measures which would give deep meaning to Mr ...

  7. Finance chief Tang hints at compensation for sales tax

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... finances. If we widen the tax base and make revenue more stable, we can have more reliable planning for our expenditure.' Mr Tang's spokesman later said the government had no position ...

  8. Finance chief hints he will cut taxes

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday gave his strongest hint yet that the government will give tax concessions when he announces his budget next Wednesday. His remarks came as lawmakers passed a motion calling for salaries tax r ...

  9. Advances on transparency, but a way to go yet

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... transparency of government finances. In theory, all organisations sustained by public funds- from the Communist Party to the judiciary, governments at all levels, semi-official trade unions ... rumours that the city had incurred huge losses because of the Games. Those rumours were quickly denied by the municipal finance chief, who cited a few round figures to bolster his case. However, ...

  10. 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

    ... 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 the prospect of steadily rising taxes, just like Singapore, if it doe ...




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