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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    With fewer grand projects, Hong Kong can afford its health care bills

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... all thought dead and buried back in 2006. Yet whether Hong Kong's public finances are really facing the sort of old-age health care spending armageddon that the government keeps warning ... of the city's overall health care bill. Private insurance and out-of-pocket spending cover the rest. That means Hong Kong's public spending on health care is low by developed-economy standards. ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Got a question about the dollar peg? We have the answers

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:30pm by Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    ... Hong Kong Monetary Authority 1. What is the Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS)? The LERS was adopted in Hong Kong in October 1983. The objective of the LERS is to maintain currency stability, defined as a stable external exchange value of the currency of Hong Kong – in terms of its exchange rate in the foreign exchange market against the US dollar (USD) – at around HK$7.80 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... They imply that health-care spending will grow rapidly in Hong Kong. In 2011, domestic spending on health care was 5.12 per cent of gross domestic product, of which 49 per cent was in the public ... Richard Wong Rising health-care expenses and income growth could result in the sector accounting for a third of Hong Kong's GDP by the end of the century Counting the cost Four ...

  4. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... our public housing sector and allowing this capital injection into the economy. Richard Wong Yue-chim is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ... Richard Wong Privatising and deregulating public housing could free HK$3.36 trillion for the government to finance health care and old-age welfare payments Home for more capital The value ...

  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Democracy alone may not solve Hong Kong's ailments

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong A more open political system alone will not be enough to fix Hong Kong's growing social problems Democracy no panacea The views of some of the student leaders of the Occupy movement and the pan-democrat politicians in Hong Kong are quite similar to the commentaries found in rich developed nations. For example, as in Hong Kong, the Occupy Wall Street movement ...

  6. Business - Comment

    Gerard McCoy denies move to be Hong Kong's next DPP

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Paying: the case for controlling marine emissions in the Pearl River Delta". The report also contains a study by the University of Hong Kong's school of public health on the health ... of chambers, a number of people assumed that he was preparing to become Hong Kong's next DPP. However, McCoy has sent a note to those in his chambers saying that this is not the case and he ...


    Centuries-old Chinese medicine tastes sweet and bitter after Hong Kong IPO

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Securities, the sole sponsor of its initial public share offering, were at a celebration dinner, the Hong Kong health authorities unexpectedly issued a statement ordering Tong Ren Tang Hong Kong ... was manufactured in the mainland and was imported by Tong Ren Tang to Hong Kong for sale. The [medicine] is indicated for health maintenance in adults, but its ingredients could not account ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Way to help Hong Kong's elderly poor

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... expensive and important items of expenditure that the elderly are most concerned about. Hong Kong should expand medical and health care services, radically reform the mandatory provident fund so ... Richard Wong Universal handouts are a costly approach to helping elderly poor but city should consider expanding health services and privatising public housing An age-old issue Public ...

  9. Business - Economy - Market outlook report

    The Sound of Silence: A Volatility Flare

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 08:47pm by Hao Hong

    ... (Focus Chart 1-3). It is foreboding, whenever there is excessive joy. Focus Chart 1: Hong Kong market sentiment is very elevated, and is foreboding. Focus Chart 2: ChiNext sentiment is very ... Hao Hong China policy tussles:  Shanghai is once again swayed by a series of contradicting messages from the top. There appear to be varying views on growth and monetary policies, with one ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Danger budget working group is attempt to impose new taxes

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... will put pressure on government revenues. At the same time, more elderly will mean greater demand for health care. With the public purse currently paying half Hong Kong's HK$100 billion a year ... any long-term plans for the future of Hong Kong's public finances. So news of Tsang's working group is encouraging. Or rather, it would be encouraging if it weren't for the Hong ...




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