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  1. News - Hong Kong - AGEING POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces same tough tax choices as Singapore, academic says

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... arrangements, priority housing for couples with young children, and improving cash benefits for having children. Hong Kong Taxation Institute president Philip Hung said there were other options for Hong ... Olga Wong and Bloomberg Academic says shrinking labour force means either productivity or taxation must increase HK faces 'same tough tax choices as Singapore' Hong Kong faces ...

  2. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Commodities exchange shuts its doors The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange will go ahead with a planned US$100 million rights issue and be ready within months to reapply for the trading licence it handed ... almost two years ago to the day on May 18, 2011. In contrast, the London Metal Exchange, owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saw record volume in April of 14.5 million lots traded. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Time to change overall housing and land supply policies

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and rents. The current balance of approximately 50 per cent of public rental and subsidised housing in Hong Kong is a good mix, but the government's overall housing and land supply policies must ... and rentals of public housing, and commercial property, where high rentals are the major business expense and minimum wages are only secondary. We need to ensure Hong Kong becomes a more equitable ...

  5. Housing disparity highlights need for even playing field

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... than those in the open market but often end up- through fraud and false paperwork- in the hands of higher-income earners. In Hong Kong, by contrast, almost half the population lives in public ... of those on middle and low incomes. In this new era of private property, public concern over housing prices is intense. We need a new measure to promote social justice,' Mr Chen said. However, ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADING

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange fails amid dearth of gold futures trading

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Enoch Yiu

    ... Eric Ng and Enoch Yiu Market players say Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange unable to compete with more established rivals, with trading in its gold futures very thin HKMEx closure brings no surprise The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange's failure to come up with a viable gold futures business proved to be its undoing as it wilted under competition from more established domestic ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based crowdfunding website is helping creatives worldwide turn their ideas into reality, writes Kylie Knott Fringe benefits Syrus Kwan Siu-fung ... Churdy stretches out on the chaise longue-like Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. "That's Kristy at the HSBC building," says Kwan, 27. "I love to draw that building, ...

  8. The link between H-share IPOs and Hong Kong property prices

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you want to know what's going to happen to Hong Kong property prices in 2011, keep a close eye on how much money mainland companies raise in initial public offerings on the city's stock exchange. That might sound screwy at first. After all everyone knows why Hong Kong property prices are ending 2010 up 20 per cent on the year (please see the first ...

  9. Unexpected surplus for housing body

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tao-li ruled in the Court of Appeal yesterday. Public housing resident Lo Siu-lan had argued that the authority should shoulder her court costs. ... Staff Reporter The cash-strapped Housing Authority managed to record a surprising $500 million surplus last year, according to authority sources. But they said the authority still faced ...

  10. Exchange Square trading hall part of Hong Kong's heritage

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... term, given that most trading is now done on computers away from the trading floor. In the short term, the trading hall appears to have a future. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has agreed ... is diminishing. The 45,000 sqft trading hall was introduced after the city's four stock exchanges merged into the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 1986. With the technology of the time, all brokerages ...




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