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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free market no panacea for Hong Kong's ills

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A free market is no panacea Hong Kong has for many years been singled out by conservative think tanks as the freest economy. It will be interesting to see what is made ... warned, for example, that introducing a modest minimum wage was a dent in Hong Kong's crown. But the crown sits uneasy because of four serious problems identified by Leung- unaffordable ...

  2. Universities get HK$14m green fund

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hang Seng Bank has donated HK$14 million to eight universities and the Institute of Education to promote environmental protection. It will be spent on conservation workshops and placing recycling bins on campuses. The bank will also launch green services, with new card holders getting electronic statements. More than 170,000 Hang Seng accounts use e-statements, while ...

  3. Hong Kong to remain top QDII destination

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Hong Kong will continue to be the most sought-after equity market for mainland institutional investors even though their opportunities have been broadened to include more ... fund management companies to invest client money in 35 destinations under the so-called qualified domestic institutional investor programme. These include Hong Kong, Britain, India, the United ...

  4. The case for keeping Hong Kong's peg

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

    ... hard think about it first. *Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution by John Greenwood, published by the Hong Kong University Press with the Hong Kong Institute ... 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 ...

  5. Go-ahead given for yuan bond issues in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to issue yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong, a long-awaited move set to further bolster the city's role as a platform for yuan business. The announcement by the People's Bank of China ... on Monday. Widely floated by officials in recent years, the decision will further widen the scope of yuan business in Hong Kong by allowing mainland institutions to raise yuan and facilitate ...

  6. Look beyond China, Hong Kong

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

    ... In universities, commercially unattractive programmes, such as peace studies, should be encouraged. Hong Kong has to fight hard against an innate tendency of parochialism. Respecting local heritage ... of public administration at City University of Hong Kong and chairman of SynergyNet, a policy think-tank ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University launches double degree in arts and law The University of Hong Kong will roll out a double degree in arts and law next year. The five-year programme is aimed at fostering ... similar programmes, giving graduates wider career prospects. Union seeks tougher MPF fines The Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union has called for tougher penalties against ...

  9. Business - Money

    Hong Kong mints new batch of HK$5 coins for first time in 14 years

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It was released in August while new HK$2 coins are to be circulated in December First new HK$5 coin minted in14 years The Hong Kong government has quietly begun issuing new HK$5 coins, for the first time in 14 years. A newly minted HK$2 coin also will be put into circulation from December, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. After ...

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

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 is a key issue that has been neglected for some time. Hong Kong has had a guaranteed supply of water since the Dongguan-Shenzhen Water Project started providing Dongjiang water in 1965. Even ...




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