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  1. Business sector bullish about HK economy

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.32pm: The business sector is optimistic about the economy for the next two years, according to a study released by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. The annual research- named Business Prospects Survey- interviewed 281 companies in October and November. It covered issues such as Hong Kong's competitiveness, economic and business ...

  2. An alternative exhibition

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... THE HONG KONG Book Fair has always been the highlight of summer, but this year it is no longer the only choice for book lovers. Ngau Pang Book Fair 2003 promises to promote exchange ... at the same time as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's Book Fair in Wan Chai. 'The Book Fair has been too commercial over the past few years - the reading culture is lost,' says ...

  3. HK remains third-best place to do business

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... of many developed economies. The World Bank and International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Doing Business 2010 report, which surveyed 183 economies from June last year to May, rated Hong Kong ... effective system of title registration,' she said. Another government spokeswoman said Hong Kong remained one of the most attractive places in which to do business. The top 10 economies remain ...

  4. Hongkongers more upbeat about economy, survey shows

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... months, is at 105.1. 'As the global economy is back on a more stabilised path, Hong Kong's economy has started to bounce back, and consumer confidence is clearly strengthening,' ... calculations based on answers from respondents on their perception of Hong Kong's economy, employment and household income as well as their purchasing behaviour and expectations. However, ...

  5. Economic outlook still uncertain, minister says

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The financial secretary has warned of uncertainties despite Hong Kong's economy beginning to show signs of recovery. John Tsang Chun-wah forecast that the year-on-year ... points. Hong Kong's economy has been shrinking, quarter on quarter, since the second quarter of last year. The 4.3 per cent contraction in the first quarter of this year was the worst since ...

  6. Delta blueprint seeks cellphone roaming link

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Paggie Leung

    ... on Monday to attend a conference on the global, China and Hong Kong economies organised by the Central Policy Unit. Policy unit member Shui Sin-por said: 'We hope to grasp this opportunity ... Gary Cheung and Paggie Leung A high-level think tank has proposed integrating mobile phone roaming services between Hong Kong and Guangdong in the hope of cutting charges, and allowing ...

  7. Fallout tipped to hit HK early in new year

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Dennis Eng and Paggie Leung Hong Kong's economy could begin contracting as early as this quarter although much of the fallout from the global financial meltdown would not hit city ... month, to 221,882 tonnes. In the third quarter, there was a 4.1 per cent decline, to 661,505 tonnes. With trade suffering, Hong Kong needed to do more to shore up the economy, such as boosting ...

  8. Relief sufficient this year, says John Tsang

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... to be tougher to engage the mainland outside the Pearl River Delta region so that Hong Kong's economy and export market could recover soon. Professor Wong said they could co-operate ... News Service in St Petersburg, where he was attending a forum. More than 40,000 jobs were lost in Hong Kong in the first six months of the economic turmoil in 1998, he pointed out. ...

  9. Change in policy sees 33 shut out by Macau

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... after they had arrived by ferries from Hong Kong. Under the new policy, a separate travel permit is now required for mainlanders to enter the gambling city. The tourism industry fears the policy change could cut the number of mainlanders joining package tours to Hong Kong and Macau by 10 per cent. While the impact on Hong Kong's economy is believed to be limited, observers warned ...

  10. IMF issues warning over property prices

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... and private-sector representatives in the city two weeks ago. The IMF lifted its forecast for Hong Kong's economy this year and next by 1.5 percentage points. It said the economy was expected ... Dennis Eng and Paggie Leung The International Monetary Fund has warned of the risk of ample liquidity and credit fuelling the property market in Hong Kong. It says measures may ...




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