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  1. Budget 2006: Economic Situation

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ON COMMITMENT 'Although our economic performance at the moment is encouraging, many challenges lie ahead. While formulating our economic development and fiscal policies, we should ... fiscal targets are to keep our accounts in balance and the share of public expenditure in GDP at 20 per cent or below over the next few years. For 2006-07, public expenditure is forecast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537617/budget-2006-economic-situation
  2. Locked in limbo

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... The government's cost-saving, public-private partnership schemes have lost their momentum in the latest boom, writes Quinton Chan It was like a mania, three years ago, when ... the then new public-private partnership (PPP) system, received a raft of responses from the private sector, with dozens of companies attending government-organised briefings to see if they could share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548129/locked-limbo
  3. Tax, social and economic issues on agenda

    Posted Jan 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung A number of difficult social and economic issues will figure high on the agenda of the Donald Tsang Yam-kuen administration this year, and things are set to remain unsettled on the political front. Thanks to sharp improvements in the economy and public finance, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen faces strong pressure from legislators for a major tax cut in his Budget, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/531353
  4. Democracy is no threat to our economic standing

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suffrage would incur the wrath of Beijing and condemn the special administrative region to economic deprivation. I think Mr Cheng, the managing director of New World Development, was just pandering ... seemed to imply a threat that Beijing would cut off relations with Hong Kong if the public was given universal suffrage. But he did not follow through with the argument and point out specifically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560712/democracy-no-threat-our-economic-standing
  5. Economic ranking no cause for complacency

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the World Economic Forum's assessment of the city's competitiveness. In a report released in October, the WEF said Hong Kong's position on its competitiveness index had dropped to 28, ... environment. Although economic freedom is not the same as competitiveness, the Heritage Foundation's description of Hong Kong as the 'poster economy for economic freedom around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/531605
  6. No monopoly on economic wisdom

    Posted Jan 28th 2006, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... This was a perfectly sound proposal floated a few years ago but shelved in the face of rather modest public opposition. More controversial perhaps, but equally deserving of serious attention, is Philip ... not by individuals, but by business interests, especially in the retail and catering arenas. Most people are resigned to the view that government, despite the vestiges of public consultation, will continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/534556/no-monopoly-economic-wisdom
  7. Chief Executive cites positive economic developments

    Posted Oct 11th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... year, Mr Tsang noted that Hong Kong?s economy was buoyant, the fiscal deficit had been cut and closer ties were being forged with the mainland through the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement ... added. He said the Hong Kong economy had grown steadily last year.?The government has accelerated the pace of public investment to create more development and employment opportunities.?With ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567141
  8. Li close to sealing deal on Economic Journal

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung PCCW chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai is likely to reach a final agreement on acquiring the full stake of Chinese financial daily Hong Kong Economic Journal by the end ... watcher said. Public concern over the editorial independence of the Journal has meant that both sides in the negotiations have been hammering out the details of a newsroom code of practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541244/li-close-sealing-deal-economic-journal
  9. Next year should be good but economic old age is approaching

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland OVER THE SHORT TERM, Hong Kong's economic prospects are in robust health. In the longer run, however, the territory will face increasingly strong headwinds. The threat ... will be home-grown, as Hong Kong's economic output deteriorates as it increasingly becomes a city of elderly retirees. For the time being, such problems remain far in the future. For most Hongkongers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576677/next-year-should-be-good-economic-old-age-approaching
  10. Hong Kong back on the economic ladder of success

    Posted Jan 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... an upswing, further enhancing the territory's reputation as a leading international centre for trade and finance. According to figures released by the government, Hong Kong's four economic ... for their Certified Public Accountants certificates, according to the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The institute said this demand was set to continue as the mainland opened up its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532839

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