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  1. HK ranks second in attracting foreign funds

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong held its position as the second-most preferred destination for foreign direct investment in Asia last year, the fourth straight year, a United Nations survey has ... rising corruption and intellectual property rights. 'There is theory and there is fact, and the fact is that Hong Kong got US$34 billion of foreign direct investment last year,' ...

  2. US envoy says autonomy is crucial to investment

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... with other members of the diplomatic corps, Mr Keith said whether the move would affect foreign investment would depend on the outcome of the interpretation. 'We would like to promote... ... at a seminar in Shenzhen, Mr Tang also said the move would not have a big impact on foreign investment as investors were most concerned with investment returns. He said the interpretation could help ...

  3. An investment we can't afford not to make

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With attracting skilled foreigners and their families a key government strategy for ensuring Hong Kong meets the challenges posed by an ageing population and rivalry from other regional centres, ... Each new regional headquarters brings foreign staff and places obviously have to be found for their children. Newcomers are at a disadvantage, though; Hong Kong parents, wanting a more flexible ...

  4. Exorcising the 'foreign' bogeyman

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... gone so far as to chastise her for giving a speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club. Of course, foreign countries have a legitimate interest in Hong Kong. They have large investments ... trade, foreign investment, foreign loans, foreign expertise and foreign markets. He integrated China into the world economy. As for Hong Kong, his formula of 'one country, two systems' ...

  5. Law barring foreign helpers from being granted permanent residency is unjust

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Philippine domestic helpers first started arriving in Hong Kong in the early 1970s on domestic helper contracts. It has taken 40 years for society in Hong Kong to develop to a stage where a few brave individuals are willing to step forward to challenge a ...

  6. Legal fight over Legco votes for foreigners

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The government is facing a legal challenge for allowing foreign organisations to vote in the Legislative Council functional constituency elections. Legislator Leung Kwok-hung ... and the right to stand for election. But foreign entities such as the Belgian consulate, Austria's representative office and Taiwan's Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre in Hong Kong can ...

  7. Investment choices

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Michael Tien In the larger scheme of things, my leaving the Liberal Party is little more than a tempest in a teacup. But this unseemly and reluctant public display of party disunity brings out a bigger issue: how can any political party with a narrow base ...

  8. Election law review urged over foreign 'corporate electors'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Calls are mounting for the government to review the election laws over a possible loophole which could allow foreign consulates here and representatives of agencies outside ... 'It reflects the absurdity of the functional constituency system. China has always feared that foreigners could try to intervene in Hong Kong's affairs. But our system allows them ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Conflict of interest disclosures need to be more specific for Hong Kong politicians

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the British Virgin Islands and its subsidiaries hold a foreign branch of the surveying giant DTZ. Leung has only said the branch's operation does not touch on Hong Kong or the mainland, ... of the government, Leung is expected to sever all business ties. Withholding information does not ease concerns over conflicts of interest. The records also show that some Exco members have invested heavily ...

  10. Exco changes 'may bring confusion'

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... efforts to attract immigrants, the opening of casinos to boost GDP and a less mountainous landscape as Singapore's distinctive features. '[Singapore state-owned investment company] Temasek and [sovereign wealth fund] GIC even give incentives to attract foreign investments. But if we do that in Hong Kong, it won't necessarily trickle down to benefit the people.' ...




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