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  1. To avoid a future crisis, Hong Kong needs to come up with a water plan

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it will not be a matter of economic affordability or political correctness. It will be about doing what is humane and morally correct. There is an urgent need for Hong Kong to come up with a comprehensive water ... Hong Kong has survived many uncertainties and crises in the 15 years since the handover. However, we are still failing to plan ahead of time and think in a broader perspective. Water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006087/avoid-future-crisis-hong-kong-needs-come-water-plan
  2. Hong Kong's export figures bounce back

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... as it continued to recover from five years of falling prices, despite increasing political tension. It expected Hong Kong's GDP to grow by 6.5 per cent this year and by 4.7 per cent next year. ... 'cannot be ruled out' given political tensions. But the EIU report separated the issue of politics from Hong Kong's economic growth, which it saw as 'witnessing a rapid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457368/hong-kongs-export-figures-bounce-back
  3. Beijing tempts mainland firms to list at home rather than Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... will require full support from the CSRC. It is taking BOC less than a month to get its mainland listing after its Hong Kong offer. Leading corporations who can muster the political and economic clout ... more than a year ago. The stock ended 63 per cent higher than its offering price. Should Hong Kong people care? Absolutely, for Datong Coal once planned its market debut on the Hong Kong stock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553962/beijing-tempts-mainland-firms-list-home-rather-hong-kong
  4. The politics of procrastination

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... as gospel. Then, just as important, regardless of whether the arithmetic works out within Hong Kong's present tax framework, might there not anyway be a need to restructure that framework ... that the immediately emotive topic of a GST has been laid aside, these fundamental long-term questions could usefully receive some expert attention. My third observation is at the political level. Despite Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575660/politics-procrastination
  5. The case for keeping Hong Kong's peg

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of gravity sitting under an apple tree. And monetary economist John Greenwood devised Hong Kong's exchange rate link to the US dollar while lying under a coconut palm on the Micronesian island of Palau. When it was introduced, the link succeeded in halting a slide in the Hong Kong dollar and restored faith in the currency (see chart). But in the 24 years since the Hong Kong government put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619136/case-keeping-hong-kongs-peg
  6. Rate concerns plus political uncertainty weaken momentum

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PAUL PONG The market seems to have lost some momentum over the past two weeks in the face of growing political uncertainty and shrinking liquidity. Speculation over Tung Chee-hwa's ... market has been gripped more by politics than fundamentals of late. In general, political change will hamper any stock market in the short run. However, I do not see Mr Tung's resignation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492433/rate-concerns-plus-political-uncertainty-weaken-momentum
  7. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and political guerilla warfare that surrounded Harbour Fest, shouldn't we consider how the event came about? This is what happened. In mid-May, as Hong Kong reeled in fear and panic, the government ... Kevin Sinclair On June 5, American Chamber of Commerce chairman James Thompson went to see InvestHK chief Mike Rowse. The amiable American had an idea to help lift Hong Kong from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434380/kevin-sinclairs-hong-kong
  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is precisely the bold, large-brushstroke action we need to put Hong Kong back, alive and throbbing, on the world tourism map. As a taxpayer, I reckon it's a solid investment. Take the Real Madrid ... straight about Hong Kong. Mr Thompson is an ardent advocate for Hong Kong. He is a man who pushes our cause with determination and initiative. He traces Harbour Fest to 'the depths of despair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427493/kevin-sinclairs-hong-kong
  9. Look beyond China, Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung Hong Kong tops the world with the highest per capita ($100) and single-city donation ($700 million) for the Asian tsunami victims. Such an outstanding performance, however, should not make the city complacent. As the South China Morning Post's C. K. Lau pointed out, given Hong Kong's level of economic development, it ought to catch up with members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486697/look-beyond-china-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong consumer prices rise 4.1pc in 2012

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 06:08pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Inflation remains steady at 3.7pc during November, December Consumer prices in Hong Kong rose by 4.1 per cent last year over the previous year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Monday. Netting out the effects of all government’s one-off relief measures, the underlying inflation rate even reached 4.7 per cent. Apart from the whole-year figure, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133067/hong-kong-consumer-prices-rise-41pc-2012

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