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  1. A bedrock for 50 years of economic growth

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... the government has solved the problem of providing shelter for its population. At the same time, public housing has been employed as a powerful agent for economic, political and social change. ... Reports by Vanapa Ongvises The programme to provide homes to Hong Kong's people has played a vital role in the city's modernisation The public housing programme has been a pillar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439043/bedrock-50-years-economic-growth
  2. Finance minister aims to sell the public on bonds

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... will convince the public of the merits of issuing government bonds to fund infrastructure works. Henry Tang Ying-yen said: 'Given [that there has been] insufficient communication between the government and the public in the past several years, we are thinking of releasing more details about the idea of selling bonds.'' Mr Tang said he would use the March speech to explain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438479/finance-minister-aims-sell-public-bonds
  3. Public money requires a public accounting

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If the Harbour Fest were strictly a privately organised and privately funded affair, then these concerns could be dismissed. But because $80 million is expected to come out of the public purse ... by category, such as fees paid to entertainers. Of course, the subject of public curiosity and fascination is how much acts like the Stones - the headline act - are being paid. The public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427664/public-money-requires-public-accounting
  4. Property report to reassure public

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... market will be published next week in an attempt to convince a jittery public that the worst may soon be over. A well-placed government source said the report would contain detailed figures ... of a bottoming-out [of the market]. With the publication of these figures, people can assess whether we are seeing the light at the end of tunnel,' the source said. 'Bank savings are quite high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422502/property-report-reassure-public
  5. Another Chinese success: getting the fiscal house in order

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the China Economic Quarterly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421562/another-chinese-success-getting-fiscal-house-order
  6. Tang grants parties an economic summit

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... can consult the public's representatives about, and reach a consensus on, measures to reverse Hong Kong's economic downturn. Yeung Sum, chairman of the Democratic Party, one of those ... acceptable to] the public,' he said. Francis Lui Ting-ming, a professor of economics at the University of Science and Technology, is among the academics who will meet Mr Tang on Friday. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428214/tang-grants-parties-economic-summit
  7. Stability 'absolutely vital' for economic development

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... in the territory is facing lies in economic development, for which social stability is the prerequisite,' the commentary said. 'Preserving social stability, developing the economy and improving ... as a 'conspiracy to subvert Hong Kong's political system' in an earlier article in last Monday's China Daily. It said activists had incited the demonstrations and used public discontent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422727/stability-absolutely-vital-economic-development
  8. Too much money lying around

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... measures to correct it. This is a compelling argument. Even so, if the Monetary Authority is indeed sitting on more public funds than it needs to carry out its functions, it is difficult to defend an arrangement whereby the government effectively denies itself the same access to this as it has to other public financial resources. In sum, two points stand out. First, the fund retains all its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432585/too-much-money-lying-around
  9. Economic smokescreen?

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government officials are very short-sighted. They implement only new policies that bring immediate results and evanescent fame for themselves, believing that public trust ensures a firm standing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436769/economic-smokescreen
  10. Economic help comes with a political price tag

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... to say what senior party and government leaders find hard to utter in public. Mr Xu's remarks showed Beijing has drawn its conclusion from the demonstration and begun to tackle the aftermath. The depth of opposition to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, aggravated by the protracted economic downturn, has prompted more active help for Hong Kong. The central leadership has promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427597/economic-help-comes-political-price-tag

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