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  1. Chamber forecasts economic growth of up to 4pc this year

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the economy to be weaker this year than in 2009. The survey was conducted in November and covered 296 respondents. The chamber's latest economic projection is up from its earlier growth forecast ... a more attractive profits tax rate. Rosy view The chamber has revised upwards its economic growth projection Most of the chamber's members are planning to pay higher wages this year of up ...

  2. China is far from clear of global economic woes

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since signs of economic recovery first emerged early last year, all eyes have been on Asian growth. And China's economy is the key. That is why the Dow shot up more than 200 points ... therefore, became public debts. The balance sheets of many Western central banks have expanded to unprecedented levels through the taking on of these liabilities; government debts ballooned. This led ...

  3. Plan in place but public may take some convincing

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Although the government wants as many people as possible to join its new voluntary health insurance scheme, the public may not share its enthusiasm for the plan. The idea is for those who can afford it to switch to private health care in order to ease the burden on the public system. The plan is expected to be released for three months of public consultation from ...

  4. Public hospitals boss wants insured to pay more than HK$100

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Patients who join a proposed voluntary health insurance scheme should be asked to pay a higher proportion of the costs of their treatment in public hospitals, then claim the money on their insurance, Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk says. Instead of paying only a heavily subsidised charge of HK$100 a day, public patients covered by the proposed government-regulated ...

  5. Fix public health care first to revamp system

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng It's an undeniable fact that Hong Kong has an ageing population. In order to ease the increasing financial burden on public health care and address the long-term imbalance between private and public health care providers, the government has proposed a voluntary medical insurance scheme. It is hoped that the latest health care reform can encourage those who ...

  6. Put brakes on nationalisation, academic urges

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai An outspoken economics professor is calling on the National People's Congress to reverse a trend towards nationalisation and support continued privatisation, which he says ... not the government, should play the key role in economic development. They have warned that this return to nationalisation in response to the global financial crisis might hurt the country in just a couple ...

  7. Cheering mining tax cut is applauding public's own defeat

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to make a name for Spain. The Renaissance came out of Italy, where people had to live on their wits. The lesson is that economic success comes more from brains than hands. Hong Kong itself ... minister who had led his party to a resounding election victory little more than two years ago, and all in pique that he should call for the Australian public to have a greater share ...

  8. Shenzhen's economic zone will be preserved, Wen says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Premier Wen Jiabao has assured Shenzhen that its unique status as a special economic zone will be preserved. He made the remark during a high-profile visit to Shenzhen from Friday to yesterday in the run-up to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the special economic zone on Thursday. 'Not only will the Shenzhen special economic zone continue, we should ...

  9. economic reforms

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the mainland's...area to be designated a special economic zone. a. first b. second c. third d. fourth 3 Which policies have the special economic zone adopted? i) accepts foreign investment ii) allows factories ... Wanda's suggestions? a. Shenzhen should focus only on economic development b. Shenzhen should take the lead in political and civil reform on the mainland c. Learning from Hong Kong still works d. ...

  10. ANZ aims to triple outlets on mainland to ride economic boom

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland's economic boom. The pace of ANZ's expansion will hinge on approvals by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), but Alex Thursby, the bank's chief executive ... the mainland. It is eyeing an initial public offering on the coming international board at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in which it is likely to raise at least US$5 billion to fund its mainland ...




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