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  1. Calls for government to cut wealth gap ignore reality

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Most Hongkongers see the city's wealth gap as a serious problem and believe the government is doing little to tackle it, according ... stones of the pyramid always carry the greatest weight. There is in fact little that government can do directly to narrow a wealth gap. Its best ways of doing it are all indirect and mostly ...

  2. Popping the bubble of property at any price

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... leave Hong Kong or move to a smaller or less desirable flat or abandon the family home in favour of renting. Being in positive equity is little better in practice than being in negative equity- ... assumption that the government wants property price inflation regardless of its social and economic cost. Land policy is adding to the wealth gap and making it ever more difficult to bridge ...

  3. Bond issue should be just a first step

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... long backed the use of bond finance as a way of spreading the cost of roads, bridges, railways and other capital works over the useful life of the projects, and it remains committed ... budgetary gaps. Yet when bonds are used to build infrastructure, there is little such danger and a great many benefits. Hong Kong's sewage treatment works are a prime example of a project ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... flips through his sketchbook, pausing sporadically to name people and places. There is his friend Stephen walking the Tsing Ma Bridge as if it were a tightrope. In another sketch, his friend ... although this took about three hours!" Welcome to Kwan's world, "Little Someone", a series of sketches featuring his favourite lads, ladies and landmarks. But while Kwan's ...

  5. Sustainable business plays step child for now

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... also do not seem to be interested in investing in green businesses, while the government has done little to support them. 'I started my business in 1980 when I quit my factory job, ... development funds available and it's no longer as hard as it used to be to get bank loans- though it's still tough for private companies.' To bridge the gap, New Ventures China runs ...

  6. Zhuhai unit faces collapse

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Its business covers hotels, highways, bridges, tourism, engineering, real estate, maritime and land transport, and water parks. Given its cash crunch, most of its development projects have ... of the HK$4.49 billion bank loans. Years of negotiations with creditors have ended in stalemate after banks refused a cash buyout which would yield a return of as little as 18 per cent on the loans. ...

  7. Seven first-day policy ideas for HK's new chief executive

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and cancel any projects which fail to meet the government's stipulated 4 per cent minimum rate of return. That would put an end to the Zhuhai bridge, the high-speed rail link to Shenzhen, ... It would also have the tangential benefit of taxing the income of Hong Kong's tycoons, who at the moment get away with paying little or nothing to the government's revenue department. ...

  8. The cat that got the cream

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... the government little choice, although, not surprisingly, officials have tended to play down that aspect. They have preferred to talk about potential benefits in developing the local bond market, ... government company into which toll revenues from bridges and tunnels are pooled to provide the means to service the bonds. Why this route? Usually it is only a government whose credit standing is too ...

  9. Government-speak on GST requires careful decoding

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not the only one It has been wonderful to see how much support there has been to save the life of little Louie Perez with a liver transplant ('Donations pour in for little Louie' July 10). ... Pier in Central. It's a bit kitsch but at least officials are trying. Then along comes the Highways Department with one of its off-the-peg monster bridges, slapping it across the most ...

  10. Put land premium revenue to better use

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economy, there may be little that the government can do to come up with more precise forecasts. However, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen may want to grapple with the issue of how land ... bridges and reclamation. ...



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