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  1. Weaker euro and inflation push up HK's global cost-of-living ranking

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong leapt 20 places in a global cost-of-living index for expatriates this year, to 32nd place, because of the weaker euro and the city's relatively high rate of inflation. But the gap between the city and others in the region narrowed, with Seoul- the sixth most expensive city in Asia last year- moving above Hong Kong into fifth place. The index does ...

  2. Inflation

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 1. Have the recent food price hikes affected your everyday life? 2. Do you think inflation will last long? Why? 3. What are the causes of inflation? ...

  3. Trade partners revel in inflated facts and a bit of 'Yes, Prime Minister'

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... are important economic partners. But may I first have a definition of 'important', please. It is an easily inflated word and my guess it that these areas are a good less important than ...

  4. Budgets have to keep pace with inflation

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Whatever anyone's impression of the International Sale and the bizarre prices this year, there is still a message in there for buyers from other sources- horses have become more expensive. Yet most Hong Kong owners continue to buy oversea ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Battle of the South China Sea charts

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... an inflatable beach-ball globe for sale in a Sydney airport bookstore. As it was made in China, it naturally featured a tiny nine-dash line- not that Australia officially dignifies it. Vietnam ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    C.Y. Leung says HK will control number of visitors from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to apply. The likely influx following Shenzhen's announcement of the relaxation last week - apparently without consulting the Hong Kong government - fuelled concerns about inflation and further ... today, citing concerns over inflation and disturbance to city neighbourhoods. The pro-government New Territories Association of Societies, whose honorary advisers include Tam Yiu-chung, chairman ...

  7. US uncertainty may rein in growth

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng An uncertain outlook over US interest rates and inflation risks could weigh heavily on the local economy next year, the University of Hong Kong says. Inflation pressures have ... inflation could double to 3.9 per cent. The bank projects the local economy to expand by 5.4 per cent this year. The university's full-year forecast is 5.2 per cent. The official 2007 forecast ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the lawmakers for lunch. Early release for inflation data Beijing will release its inflation data today - six days ahead of schedule - to avoid the figures being leaked. The focus will be the consumer ... in inflation. Yesterday, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said China would tolerate some inflation as the country pressed ahead with its transition from a centrally planned economy. Top US military ...

  9. Events

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schemes Association seminar: 'Tackling inflation in a low-interest environment'. Novotel Century HK. Wednesday, June 22: American Chamber of Commerce workshop: 'Influencing ...

  10. Events

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Delivering Hong Kong's first LEED platinum rated building'. Hong Kong Club. Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association seminar: 'Tackling inflation in a low interest environment'. ...




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