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  1. Business - Economy - RETAIL

    Hong Kong year-on-year retail sales show 4.1 per cent drop for May

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:47pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... for third month Hong Kong's retail sales fell 4.1 per cent year on year in May, the third straight month of shrinking consumer spending exclusing the Lunar New Year month of Feburary, ... sales fell 0.2 per cent compared with the same period last year.  Although the high base from last year's gold buying spree was one reason for the dismal May figure, Hong Kong Retail ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Hong Kong's finance chief, John Tsang, may lower economic growth forecast

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:41pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Tsang may lower forecast for city's GDP growth Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has warned he may lower the government's forecast for Hong Kong's economic growth this year if instability in the economy and the external business environment persists. He gave the warning at a meeting of the Legislative Council's financial affairs ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The Hong Kong pan-dems and the United States neo-cons

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to intervene through the Hong Kong Policy Act. The neo-cons were also sympathetic to Taiwan independence. Early on during Bush's presidency, according to the defunct Congressional Quarterly, those ... Meanwhile, Lai's right-hand man, Mark Simon, is the ex-head of Republicans Abroad in Hong Kong. Imagine how Americans would react if Jeff Bezos, new owner of The Washington Post, had a top aide ...

  4. Business - Companies - COMPETITION

    Hong Kong's competition regulator faces challenges in supermarket sector

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... an investigation into food prices would lead to cheaper groceries. Many said Hong Kong was a high-cost operating environment and industry profit margins were not especially high. For now, food ... market in Hong Kong". Suppliers said that while there was competition between the two main supermarket firms, this was also an industry where suppliers respected each other so everyone could ...

  5. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Occupy Central is no threat to Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:17am by Tom Holland

    ... to Hong Kong's economy Students sitting in the streets; lots of colourful banners; some noisy chanting with people banging gongs; a sprinkling of jugglers, mime artists and the like; a few ... movement's detractors say that it will be: a threat to Hong Kong's reputation as an international financial centre and damaging to the city's economy. Hong Kong's position ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Political tensions could undermine Hong Kong as China's top financial centre: Joseph Yam

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:36pm by Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu

    ... Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu Amid tensions over electoral reform, former Monetary Authority chief warns of threat to Hong Kong as China's top financial centre Political uncertainty 'could undermine city' Hong Kong's former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong has warned that the city could lose its status as China's top financial centre if political ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give people a fair chance to be part of the Hong Kong success story again

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:57pm by CHEAH CHENG HYE

    ... in an economy dominated by cartel-type arrangements, "big brother" multinationals and privileged local owners (think of such sectors in Hong Kong as property development, financial services, transport and supermarkets). Second, Hong Kong's rich-poor gap is among the world's widest- ranked No 12 in a survey covering 141 economies in the CIA's World Factbook (the 11 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that Hong Kong residents have spent abroad. Thus if mainland tourist spending here now crashes, our economy will march on untroubled. But I hear you. This is all wrong, you say. Things should be the other way round. What non-residents spend here is a boost to our economy and what Hong Kong people spend abroad is lost to us. Go argue the toss with the Census and Statistics Department ...

  9. Advance Your Career With A Part Time Degree From Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:31pm by Jeannie Mark

    ... Jeannie Mark If you wanted to pursue a part time degree, Hong Kong is a stellar choice. With it’s international flavor, Hong Kong is ranked third in the best locations to obtain ... it or not, there is a shortage of places to do a part time degree in Hong Kong, but even so, there a few that can fit many industries and time commitments. Many years ago, part time studies involved ...

  10. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Occupy Central is Hong Kong's 'mad as hell' moment

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by Peter Guy

    ... Beijing are predictable, but the arguments from Hong Kong's business establishment have been disappointing because they are unsophisticated and out of touch with events in the rest of the world. Their views are shaped through yesterday’s Hong Kong. They cannot envision the future A protest and show of support of this magnitude for local democratic process will actually ...




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