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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protest must not mar Hong Kong's reputation as financial centre

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Protest must not mar our standing Hong Kong has a deserved reputation as one of the world's top financial centres. That status is due to be reinforced when the city ... and the decision is to be welcomed. It underlines our importance as an international financial centre to the country and the world, something that is too often taken for granted. That Beijing has entrusted ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Should public libraries pay royalties?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It may expose other outlets to similar claims for giving people free access to book and magazines. Given the administrative challenge and the huge financial implication involved, the issue ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Financial regulators must strike a balance

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on Legco's financial affairs panel to question whether the SFC is hiring more people just because it has too much money to spend and to express concern about overregulation of the markets. To be sure ... standards attract institutional investors, smoothing access to capital. Regulators must strike a balance. Governance standards remain paramount to the city's status as a financial hub. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... post-financial-crisis highs driven by massive stimulus spending. There is no question this would prompt rising calls for more stimulus from vested-interest groups. So far the government has resisted them ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Circuit breakers have divided the financial community

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... institutional investors such as those represented by the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association are supportive of introducing circuit breakers. However, many of the smaller local ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The pros and cons of working past 60

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... working lives means fewer promotion prospects for younger officers and a heavier financial burden for taxpayers. The impact is expected to go beyond the civil service. It is likely to induce ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Regulator made the right call in spurning Alibaba

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... financial centre with a level playing field for everyone. Nevertheless, Charles Li Xiaojia, the head of the Hong Kong exchange, is not wrong to call for a review and reform of the existing listing ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Switching Apec meeting to Beijing is a blow for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... image as a financial centre. We trust that official denials of any direct link to the Occupy Central movement will ease such concerns. Otherwise there is a risk of a public perception ... that after signing up to host an international financial conference, a little thing like a change of date is cited as a reason to change the venue. However, the case of a meeting of finance ministers ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Import more workers to ease the labour crunch

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A way round the labour crunch Manpower shortages have long been an issue of concern in Hong Kong. Rapid economic development and changing demographics mean there is growing pressure to find the right person for the job. In February, the financial chief warned that a labour shortage in the construction industry would affect the delivery of infrastructure projects. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for students who currently have to go to the mainland for an internship, plus a 1,700-student hostel and a general education centre. It would also be open to internships by Chinese medicine students ...




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