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  1. Slowdown could push mainland into hard landing

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... is on the rise, it concludes. As for hopes that lenders might have been re-educated, there is little evidence that the top-down effort to reform China's banking system has trickled down to the level ... investment in physical capital'. All of it was possible, moreover, in a community that was willing (or coerced through lack of opportunity), into saving; into sacrificing current consumption ...

  2. Low employment rate not necessarily good news for Hong Kong's future

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Through these measures, the long-term sustainability of our society can be achieved. Eric Chu, Tsing Yi ...

  3. Priority is homes for poor who fall through cracks

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Jennifer Ngo Multibillion-dollar handouts mean nothing to mother-of-two Hu Guizhen, 33, if the money does not go towards funding the development of more public housing. To Hu and her fellow tenants of subdivided flats, yesterday was a day of disappointment and dashed hopes. They have simply slipped through the welfare gaps again - the subsidies for public ...

  4. Bottom line on labour shortages is in pay packets

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Daniel Ng, a young Hong Kong friend of mine, has a problem he never dreamed of when he set up a candy factory in Dongguan in 2002: not enough workers. So, when Mr Ng waved goodbye to his 500 workers as they went home for the Spring Festi ...

  5. Danger in rushing through new tax

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... If there is a way of imposing a new tax that is better than all the others, it is not to be found in Beijing's bungled social security tax on foreign workers. If mainlanders were affected the government would be the butt of online jokes. But the cont ...

  6. Beijing backstop will pull Hong Kong through slump

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their hardline policy stance in an attempt to maintain rapid growth through the transition to a new generation of political leadership over the next 18 months. If they do, Hong Kong will benefit, just ...

  7. Rise of a new global order through the eyes of the non-Western world

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the world through the eyes of the developing countries, rather than through a Western business or policy agenda. His skill is to put hard facts into perspective and then ask the important questions. ...

  8. HK's jobless rate drops to 6.5pc

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.31pm: Hong Kong's unemployment rate fell to a 35-month low of 6.5 per cent, Census and Statistics Department's statistics released on Tuesday showed. The statistics showed the jobless rate decreased from 6.7 per cent in ...

  9. Labour pains

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... years after the mainland- notorious for its labour abuses. The move didn't come through legislation, but as a voluntary campaign in which employers are accredited for paying their workers ...

  10. Better to let through train pick up steam

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Beijing urgently needs to get the 'through-train' running, not to shore up sagging Hong Kong stock prices, but to strengthen the mainland's domestic economy. ... be to lose control over the domestic economy, getting the through-train back on the tracks looks like the far more sensible option. ...




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