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  1. Does Beijing still need the Hong Kong economy?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... on Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, manufacturing still comprised 22 per cent of the economy, so there was not such a feeling of being inextricably tied to the mainland. The pendulum has swung ... on the dispensable. At the same time, however, Hong Kong's own economy has become ever-more embedded in the mainland's. Manufacturing now accounts for less than 5 per cent of value-added services. ...

  2. Beijing backstop will pull Hong Kong through slump

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland At first glance, things look pretty grim. According to figures released by the government on Friday, Hong Kong's economy actually contracted in the second quarter ... it is likely Hong Kong's economy will continue to enjoy an enviably strong position. The city is already assured that interest rates will remain low, thanks to last week's promise by the Fed. ...

  3. News - China

    Beijing will use tighter rein on Hong Kong, says analyst

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... tighter control on Hong Kong regardless of the personnel reshuffle at the top next month, according to a veteran China watcher. Hong Kong-based political commentator Johnny Lau Yui-siu said ... feel Beijing's approach to Hong Kong will by and large remain stable. The much-watched transition to the fifth generation of leadership is expected to see Vice-President Xi Jinping take ...

  4. Sport - China - RIGHT FIELD

    If Beijing want to win friends in Hong Kong, they could clean up the air

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... and significant difference in a completely unthreatening and benign manner? The way to Hong Kong people's hearts is through their lungs. We have a first-world economy and third-world air, which ... a proposition for you that should help engender the love and respect you so desperately desire from the people of Hong Kong. The best news is that it's a sporting proposition and I know how ...

  5. Hong Kong still needs its dollar peg

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is set to work its way through our economy, there will be winners and losers. Over the past year the expectation of a revaluation of the yuan has added momentum to Hong Kong's economic ... seem certain to follow the yuan higher, the Hong Kong dollar must remain fixed. As a result, our services economy- an increasingly important sector as our close economic relationship ...

  6. Economy tipped to grow 8pc this year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... sharp growth in its liquidity, said a report posted on its website. It called for greater co-operation with Hong Kong and Macau in the area of finance, repeating a pledge by Premier Wen Jiabao ... Cary Huang in Beijing Central Bank sets targets to curb sharp growth in liquidity China's economy is set to expand by 8 per cent this year, a sharp slowdown from last year's ...

  7. Beijing tightens reins on economy

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... control measures sent the Hang Seng Index tumbling and the H-share index, which tracks Hong Kong-listed mainland companies, fell 2.78 per cent to close at 6,856.09. '(We) must strengthen ... policies yesterday to curb overinvestment in basic industries from aluminium to cement, and promised tighter reins on land and lending. The mainland's economy grew by 10.2 per cent year ...

  8. Shallow impact- 2008 a blip in giant economy

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Asia economist at UBS in Hong Kong. His bank put together a chart starting with the Munich Olympics in 1972 and including all the host cities through to London in 2012, and looks at the ratio ... paid to the follow-up. The mainland economy has been growing by nearly 10 per cent every year for many years now, and there is a widespread belief the Olympics will somehow send it flying ...

  9. Hu vows to push role of economy in globalisation

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Josephine Ma

    ... 400 of the firms in the Fortune 500 had invested on the mainland, he said. Before the opening ceremony, Mr Hu shook hands with delegates including acting Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang ... Cary Huang and Josephine Ma in Beijing President Hu Jintao pledged yesterday to promote the mainland's integration with the global economy as he acknowledged the benefits ...

  10. Beijing's policy on Hong Kong unlikely to change, deputies say

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Hu Jintao's power increased, Mr Ng said both men's positions on Hong Kong were 'in unison'. 'Basically, Beijing hopes the city's economy will continue ... and analysts believe the meeting is unlikely to lead to any change in Beijing's policy towards Hong Kong. Sources close to Beijing have long suggested that the central government tightened its ...




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