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  1. Business - China Business - SURVEYS

    Brain drain fears as 3 in 10 want to quit Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:56am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Declining faith in city, heavy workloads and high property prices to blame for exodus, poll finds Brain drain fears as 3 in 10 want to quit HK Hong Kong could ... such as mainland China and Singapore. However, more than 20 per cent of those with operations in mainland China said they were considering coming back to Hong Kong. Three in 10 respondents, mostly from ...

  2. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Hong Kong warned fuel slug may turn lines away

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 11:58am by Anita Lam

    ... turn lines away Ships calling at Hong Kong will face higher costs when legislation requiring vessels to switch to cleaner marine fuel upon berthing is passed next year. Some carriers may, ... a low-emissions zone in the waters around the Pearl River Delta, but steps taken by its mainland neighbour remain based upon voluntary action by carriers. Hong Kong is taking a tougher line ...

  3. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    Shenzhen port chiefs bid to lure container shipping lines from Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 03:52am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Port chiefs advise big foreign carriers to skip Hong Kong, threatening transshipment trade Shenzhen tries to lure container lines from HK Port authorities in Shenzhen are working aggressively to persuade foreign carriers to skip Hong Kong as a transit hub and do business directly with them, the Post has learned. Shenzhen is well-placed to overtake Hong ...

  4. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Tenth Hong Kong container terminal, costing HK$100b, may not be financially viable, consultants say

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:23am by Anita Lam

    ... terminal thrown in doubt A tenth Hong Kong container terminal costing close to HK$100 billion is unlikely to be financially viable, according to a consultancy report due out next month. With only ... of the city's container business came from trans-shipments- cargo moved from one port to another via Hong Kong. But port authorities in Shenzhen and other cities are lobbying hard for Beijing to open ...

  5. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong growth expected to gather speed next year

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:09am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com HK growth expected to gather speed next year Hong Kong's economic growth is set to speed up next year as advanced economies begin to recover. But the city's property market still looks shaky. An expected tapering of the US Federal Reserve's stimulus could spark a capital outflow from Hong Kong, which together with market-cooling measures ...

  6. Business - China Business

    Hong Kong patent lawyers get boost from China

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 11:50am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Opportunities galore across the border amid talent shortage in a booming IP market HK patent lawyers get boost from mainland While Hong Kong may still lack ... but now it’s getting easier Lewis Luk, Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys Mainland inventors are also increasingly seeking patent protection outside China. The number of overseas patent ...

  7. Business - China Business - PORTS

    Shenzhen taking no chances on Hong Kong lead

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:17am by Anita Lam

    ... Shenzhen overtook Hong Kong's port business this year in a move that was widely expected, and anyone who thought it was a temporary phenomenon, induced by a labour strike, had better think ... of thousands of teu," said Lai. "Yantian, Shekou and Chiwan are all pretty full. Some routes now calling at Hong Kong may also have the potential to come here." Back in April, a number ...

  8. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Beijing's help sought for Hong Kong trade deal with Asean

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:31am by Anita Lam

    ... with Asean Hong Kong should seek help from Beijing to join the Asean-China free-trade agreement, amid warnings that exclusion from the region's biggest free-trade network would harm the city's port terminals. Tung Chee-chen, the chairman of Hong Kong's biggest container line Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL) and a member of the Hong Kong Port Development Council, ...

  9. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong's third runway may stymie Shenzhen's big cargo vessels

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... at the Hong Kong International Airport could cost port terminals in western Shenzhen millions of dollars a year in lost business. The project, already criticised for its HK$136 billion price tag ... The restriction would extend beyond Hong Kong waters and into Shenzhen's marine territory and could mean a new generation of massive cargo ships could not access western Shenzhen ports like Chiwan ...

  10. Business - Money

    Island's equities try to lure Hong Kong investors

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Island's equities try to lure HK investors Sri Lanka, the latest hot spot for Chinese investments, is inviting Hong Kong investors to take the plunge ... analysts questioned the potential of the island's US$18 billion stock market, which is smaller than the market capitalisation of many blue-chip firms in Hong Kong. The governor ...




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