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  1. Still on a high

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... prices are helping narrow the income gap between rural and urban consumers while efforts to improve education, health care and social welfare will boost spending and consumption. 'As ... Montreal, which hosted the publicly funded Summer Games in 1976, took three decades to pay off its US$1.5 billion Olympic debt and its main stadium was dubbed the Big Owe. Yet, eight years later, ...

  2. Mainland opportunities may have few takers, doctor says

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... needed to be given to the impact on the city's health care sector. He said the cost of training each doctor was very expensive, at about HK$3.8 million. 'The medical profession ... Kong. There's nothing wrong with benefiting the mainland but, with so much money used to train up doctors, is this the best use of public funds?' Five years ago, Hong Kong secured ...

  3. Raising sin taxes finds little favour

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The quantity of duty-free cigarettes that can be brought in was also cut. 'A tobacco tax increase would be easier to sell if the revenue went towards health care,' Mr Work said. ... issues. For peace of mind, I would argue that it's best not to touch them,' said Li Kui-wai, City University associate professor of economics and finance. A public consultation ...

  4. IMF issues warning over property prices

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... of mandatory health care financing scheme. The IMF findings were welcomed by the government. 'We will continue to pursue the strategy of stabilising the financial system, supporting enterprises ... per cent of the 603 respondents found current flat prices too high for the public. Slightly more than 80 per cent of the interviewees said the government should restart the Home Ownership ...

  5. Chamber predicts economy will contract by 2 per cent this year

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... too busy trying to save their companies, and their employees' jobs. The least we can do is to stop undermining that effort.' Public policy think-tank Civic Exchange said budget reforms should also be made to cater to the ageing population and to fund future health care and welfare services. Tony Latter, senior research fellow at the University of Hong Kong's ...

  6. Judicial review is sought for Link listing

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Lawmaker Albert Cheng King-hon is seeking a judicial review of the public listing of Link Management, after several legal experts warned that such a listing is not permitted ... is a passive investment and I am not interested in passive investments. I might as well invest in HSBC or Air China.' One 65-year-old retiree queuing outside a Kwun Tong bank for a reit ...

  7. Happy New Year? Don't you count on it, Hongkongers say

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The public opinion programme at the University of Hong Kong has recorded similar sentiment, with a 52-percentage point rise this year to a record 64 per cent expecting the local economy to worsen ... in the past year,' the university's public opinion programme director, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, said. 'As for people's New Year wishes, without specific prompting, about half made ...

  8. Checks on competition tribunal's power sought

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of public consultation on its proposals, which ended yesterday. A competition bill is expected to be introduced in the next legislative session. ...

  9. Worst is yet to come, warns finance chief

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... assistance for our community at that time. 'In terms of managing public finances, some may feel I have so far been too cautious. Some have even called me gwoo hon, or a miser, but I think you ...

  10. Star Cruises proposes to use revamped Kennedy Town pier

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Dennis Eng Star Cruises has proposed using the China Merchants Wharf in Kennedy Town as an alternative terminal for its fleet, which cannot be fully accommodated at Tsim Sha ... of supporting infrastructure would frustrate visitors and might aggravate traffic congestion. In an informal meeting with district council members yesterday, Star Cruises said the China Merchants Wharf ...




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