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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... writing property tax into law, or significantly trimming the dominance of state enterprises. Qiushi magazine, the Communist Party's mouthpiece, warned last week that the plan to introduce ... a nationwide property tax and land reforms will progress more slowly." The economy has continued to lose steam, reflected in weak activity data from fixed-asset investment growth to industrial ...

  2. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Why Hong Kong’s latest No 1 ranking was greeted with silence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:51am by Stephen Vines

    ... of government-abetted cartels and monopolistic practices are not hard to identify. Thus everyone doing business in Hong Kong knows they tend to pay extortionate amounts in rent because the property market is so ... not only produced the tight system of cartel domination but allowed it to flourish. The examples that come readily to mind, aside from property development, are: banking, ports, energy supply, ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth to slow with investments, says ADB

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of gross domestic product and continued capital inflows through foreign direct investments. Despite the anticipated slowdown in investments, ADB economists said the property market did not appear to be overheating and investment in the sector would continue to underpin economic growth. "Monetary policy needs to strike a balance between mitigating risks in the financial and property sectors ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to excite market

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Victoria Ruan

    ... said. The Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.74 per cent yesterday, led by a broad-based slump in property stocks. The Hang Seng Index fared slightly better with a 0.18 per cent gain. "Much ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Li Ka-shing warns Hong Kong is a 'spoilt child' set on a dangerous path

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:23pm

    ... of 'rule of man'." The phrase is generally taken to mean the absence of rule of law and a society where one person or group rules arbitrarily. In 2012, Li told Forbes he was prepared ... Kong's declining competitiveness or social problems. "Hong Kong people are used to making quick money by speculating in, say, property," he said. "Even Mr Li Ka-shing makes a lot ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Interest rates ready for lift-off

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... and market expectations that rates are going nowhere fast. But job creation has surged, there are clear signs of overheating in the property market and the Bank of England seems in no mood ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Private sector wary of Beijing's plan for 'mixed economy'

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Eric Ng

    ... that Beijing should also provide legal protection to private firms by revising laws and regulations that discouraged or barred them from entering certain businesses. Li Shufu, the chairman ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - ECONOMY

    Property to take less of the GDP load

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:20am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Investment in real estate is seen easing back from role as a driver of growth on the mainland amid demand doubts and economic transition Property to take less of the GDP load Property investment will be less of a driver for the broader mainland economy this year, despite the central government's strong urbanisation push, economists said. ...

  9. News - Business - ECONOMY

    Swire Pacific eyes property expansion across region, says chairman

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Asia, China Swire Pacific's chairman believes the government's property cooling measures are paying off, but he warns that rising competition for skilled workers will push up wages and prices. In an interview with The South China Morning Post, Christopher Pratt said Swire was looking to expand its property investment footprint across China and Southeast Asia, and the firm had ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Deloitte China forecasts HK$50.3 billion fiscal surplus

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:49pm by Tony Cheung

    ... time. "First of all, we hope [the government will seek] to develop Hong Kong's economy," said the firm's vice-chairwoman, Yvonne Law Shing Mo-han. "We also [want] ...




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