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  1. Appeal to cut taxes for low-income earners

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... income tax threshold was too low, which meant lower earners unfairly carried the burden of providing the main source of personal income tax revenue. Mr Zheng called for a rise in the monthly individual income tax threshold to increase the number of low-income earners exempted and help them fight rising living costs. At present, workers earning 2,000 yuan (HK$2,280) a month or more must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650782/appeal-cut-taxes-low-income-earners
  2. Rising prices eat into incomes

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Urban residents saw growth in their incomes and consumption slow abruptly in the first quarter. Rising prices also eroded much of their gains and a slowing economy and bearish stock market curtailed spending. In nominal terms the per capita disposable income of urban dwellers grew 11.5 per cent compared with a year earlier, to reach 4,386 yuan (HK$4,875) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635331/rising-prices-eat-incomes
  3. Bring on the brave new world of market forces

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A supposed cure should not harm a patient, even if it does not work its magic. This is a basic doctrine of medicine. But economic planners on the mainland would also do well to keep this principle in mind. A case in point is the severe power shortage bein ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624159/bring-brave-new-world-market-forces
  4. Cabinet moves to help low-income families affected by soaring prices

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Guo Aibing Beijing is facing increasing pressure to check soaring prices as the State Council announced measures yesterday to help low-income families- those hardest hit ... hoarding and profiteering. The meeting yesterday focused on providing adequate help to low-income groups. Officials said that provincial governors and city mayors would be held responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615675/cabinet-moves-help-low-income-families-affected-soaring-prices
  5. Incomes weak link in property story

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of such a rose-tinted property picture will probably remain wishful thinking. While positive external forces may benefit the luxury end of the market, without a robust recovery in household incomes, the deeper ... in Mid-Levels and London, that will be totted up in the buyer's mind. Yes, prices have tumbled 60 per cent and, on paper, affordability looks compelling. But growth in household income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441243/incomes-weak-link-property-story
  6. Retail sales pick up as incomes increase

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Retail sales on the mainland grew at their fastest pace in 11/2 years last month as rising incomes and government encouragement of domestic consumption spurred ... citizens' incomes and the government's policy priorities to boost domestic consumption were the main reasons behind the accelerating growth in retail sales in recent months,' Mr Zhu said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552731/retail-sales-pick-incomes-increase
  7. Mainland banks take hit on derivatives

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Last week's interest rate increase from the European Central Bank could have some unusual, unexpected and very unpleasant consequences for mainland companies and the banks that lend to them. Last Thursday, the ECB raised its benchmark ref ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644428/mainland-banks-take-hit-derivatives
  8. Raising bailout funds may soak up market liquidity

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen One of bond analyst Qu Qing's main jobs is to monitor liquidity in the financial market, but he is still unsure how the 4 trillion yuan (HK$4.54 trillion) stimulus plan will affect the market. He is concerned that the government bond issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670938/raising-bailout-funds-may-soak-market-liquidity
  9. Price controls will not distort market, officials claim

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhou said the measures were designed to ease the impact on low-income earners of price rises on basic goods. It also aimed to restore market order after the rise of irregularities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623375/price-controls-will-not-distort-market-officials-claim
  10. Mainland factory growth slowest in nine months

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Mainland manufacturing activities grew at their slowest rate in nine months, underlying growing concern over power shortages and the nation's monetary tightening. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) compiled b ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969483/mainland-factory-growth-slowest-nine-months

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