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  1. Beijing backing for HK as yuan trading centre

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong in Beijing, Colleen Lee Beijing supports Hong Kong's drive to develop into an offshore yuan trading centre, Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated yesterday. ... In August, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang announced more than 30 measures to boost Hong Kong's economy by encouraging investment and trade with the mainland and strengthening the city's role ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Oxfam urges chief executive to set poverty threshold

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Oxfam is urging the chief executive to define the penury line, propose targets to help the poor, and avoid previous mistakes ahead of body's relaunch Set poverty threshold, charity urges The upcoming relaunch of the C ...

  3. Trade won't come before rights, UK official says

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The new British coalition government will not place its trade and business relationships with China before human rights and democracy issues, Foreign Office Minister of State ... that the previous Labour government placed more importance on trade and business relationships with China than pushing for human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and the mainland. Browne, a Liberal ...

  4. Think tank to probe obstacles to easier trade links with Guangdong

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa), a free-trade pact aimed at granting Hong Kong's service industries easier access to the Guangdong market. 'As part of our forthcoming study, we ... though the 'big door' to facilitate trade between Hong Kong and the mainland had been opened by Cepa, some 'smaller doors' had not yet been opened up for the two sides ...

  5. Trade-seat debate must wait, chief says

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a complex matter. While any amendment to the Legislative Council election method would need a two-thirds majority to pass, the political reality was that half of the legislature comprised trade ...

  6. Trade body calls for product-testing park

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin A product-testing park should be set up to support the development of the testing and certification business as one of the city's future pillar industries, a trade ... the trade in research and development activities, the association suggested. The recommendations have been made after the Taskforce on Economic Challenges identified testing and certification as one ...

  7. Results foreseen in Tsang's talks to expand yuan trade

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

    ... renminbi business. The State Council issued a directive on Sunday announcing that it would 'support yuan business development in Hong Kong' and increase the use of the currency in trade ...

  8. Tsang to lead trade trip

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will lead a trade delegation to Wuhan this month to hunt for opportunities in the central and western parts of the mainland. He will be joined by Commerce and Economic Development Secretary Frederick Ma Si-hang and officials from the Trade Development Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries and other trade groups at the 3rd ...

  9. Chief executive prepares for trade mission to northeast

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will lead a trade mission to three northeastern provinces in the second half of the year. Yesterday, he met Northeast Revitalisation Office director Zhang Guobao in Beijing to discuss preparations for the mission. He said afterwards that the region was a fast-growing economy and Hong Kong could explore opportunities of trade ...

  10. Cut in stock trading stamp duty may be far from Donald's mind

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... levies stamp duty of 0.1 per cent on both the buying and selling of shares, while it exempts warrant and option trading. The sizzling market means stamp duty may total HK$30 billion this year- double the record HK$15 billion collected last year. While Hong Kong and the mainland still collect stamp duty on stock trading, many overseas markets have abolished it. Tax experts say some ...




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