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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Shanty town revamp not enough to prop up slowing China economy

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 06:29am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Premier counting on pet project to make up for slowing economy, but economists not convinced Shanty town revamp not enough to prop up economy Premier Li ... state investment, lack of alternative funding would crimp the Premier's efforts to rebuild shanty towns, part of his mini-stimulus measures to shore up the world's No2 economy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1560728/shanty-town-revamp-not-enough-prop-slowing-china-economy
  2. Business - Economy

    Monetary authority on guard over capital outflows from Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters HKMA on guard over outflows from city Hong Kong must stay alert to the possibility of large capital outflows even as its currency has had unusual strength recently due to inflows for acquisitions, share-dividends and related transactions, an official at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said. Since July 1, the Hong Kong dollar has repeatedly hit the strong end of the currency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1560727/monetary-authority-guard-over-capital-outflows-hong-kong
  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong's Exchange Fund turns around from loss to HK$50.5b gain in first half

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and stocks. Last year, the fund suffered losses from bonds, Hong Kong stocks and foreign exchange. HKMA chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said in a statement yesterday that despite good results ... go down in the second half of the year," Kwong said. He added that Hong Kong and mainland stock markets should benefit from the stock through train scheme starting in October ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1562212/hong-kongs-exchange-fund-turns-around-loss-hk505b
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Thai payment link-up boosts Hong Kong hub role

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:05am by Enoch Yiu

    ... economies in Southeast Asia. This tie-up … will help develop Hong Kong as a regional payment hub ANDREW FUNG, HANG SENG BANK "The HKMA will continue to look for opportunities to collaborate ... boosts HK hub role A cross-border payment system linking the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Bank of Thailand will bolster regional financial stability and trim risks by allowing Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561437/thai-payment-link-boosts-hk-hub-role
  5. Business - Property - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong needs to think out of the box on rents

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Peter Guy

    ... 177 square feet- barely double the size of an 80 sqft cell in Stanley Prison. While micro flats aren't new to Hong Kong, Cheung Kong's versions arrived at a politically charged ... that these Hong Kong stories deserve their own tragic chapter in the bestselling series, Freakonomics. On one hand, Cheung Kong chairman Li Ka-shing is so worried about social instability that he warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1560685/hong-kong-needs-think-out-box-rents
  6. Business - Economy - China Economy

    Chinese economy expands 7.5pc, faster than expected, data shows

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:16am by Victoria Ruan

    ... The pace exceeded market expectations of 7.4 per cent growth after Premier Li Keqiang said the economy was doing better in the second quarter than the previous three months. Hong Kong and mainland stock markets were mixed yesterday after the data was released. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.2 per cent to finish at 2,067.28. Hong Kong added 0.27 per cent, or 63.32 points, to close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555262/chinas-economic-growth-quickens-75-cent-q2-policy-effect-plays-out
  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Slide in Hong Kong’s retail sales continues in June with 6.9pc drop

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:36pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Mainland corruption crackdown blamed for falling demand at Hong Kong's high-end shops Slide in city's retail sales continues with 6.9pc drop The grim performance of Hong Kong's retail sales continued in June, producing the worst first-half showing since 2009. The government's monthly statistics released yesterday showed that sales revenue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563784/slide-citys-retail-sales-continued-june-69pc-drop
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1367337/occupy-central-no-threat-hong-kongs-economy
  9. How Hong Kong can become the start-up capital of the world

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 02:50pm

    ... down the speed at which I can grow my business. While this policy may appear to provide better employment opportunities for permanent residents, in reality it hurts Hong Kong’s entire economy ... challenges that would have to be worked out, but we’re talking about the economic future of Hong Kong. If Hong Kong does not diversify its economy, the day will come when the financial sector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1556967/how-hong-kong-can-become-start-capital-world
  10. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... also need to train millions more people to care for our elderly. For Hong Kong, that means taking a fresh look at how we recruit the hundreds of thousands of home helpers who come to the city ... a grim future. David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions

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