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  1. IMF may raise growth estimate on good factors

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The IMF may raise its forecast for Hong Kong's economic growth, citing the positive impact of expanded mainland tourism, closer cross-border ties and prospects of the global ... it last forecast at 1.5 per cent for this year and 2.8 per cent for next year. 'An IMF mission is coming later in the year... it will sit down and work it out then,' he said. ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to buy them at home. Lagarde to audition for IMF job French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is set to appear before the International Monetary Fund's executive board to make the case ... never before been represented in the position of IMF managing director. The two are vying to replace France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned in May to face trial in New York ...

  3. Outlook is mostly fine with a few showers

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... effectively in 2008. As it has been for decades, I am confident that Hong Kong is well-prepared to handle whatever downsides the international environment throws at it. Anoop Singh is IMF director ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their interventionist city compatriots wishing to call an end to the party. Likewise, unaccountable and power-hungry international institutions like the IMF now wish to set themselves up as the global food price policeman, and it is using the spectre of war due to high food prices to justify its grab for power ('Soaring food prices raise risk of war, warns IMF', April 14). Having seen ...

  5. Air pollution drives up the cost of hiring

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... particles of soot and other pollutants than air in New York and Paris, and more than double the amount in London. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that poor air quality in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta could undermine Hong Kong's competitiveness. The IMF's concerns are being reflected in the difficulties that the territory is facing in attracting and retaining ...

  6. Singapore's 'sorpasso' to cause soul-searching in HK

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... overtaken Italy once more. Singapore's lead over Hong Kong is likely to be similarly short-lived. The IMF expects Hong Kong's economy to surpass Singapore's once again as soon ...

  7. HK$33b slips away without even a 'thanks'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... No wonder that the IMF's representative here, Olaf Unteroberdoerster, is quietly moving to Beijing. The Hong Kong market already hosts a key element in the ADB's efforts to develop ...

  8. Beijing's trickle-up economics

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... only partially applicable to developing, densely populated nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Groups like the World Bank and the IMF, which often tie political agendas to aid, do ...

  9. Expand your vocabulary

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2006 'It may be time to move beyond feeling the stones and, instead, take some bigger steps on the road to reform,' the IMF economists say in the paper Modernising China's Growth ...

  10. Donald Tsang

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... such as the IMF/World Bank meetings, the WTO's Ministerial Conference and the ITU Telecom World (first time ever held outside Geneva). Every time we've hosted a major event we accumulate more ...




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