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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Learn from Singapore's economic success, John Tsang tells Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Learn from Singapore, John Tsang tells HK Hongkongers could learn from fierce rival Singapore's experience of using imported labour and reclaimed ... note of the fact Singapore's gross domestic product per capita had grown by an average of 6 per cent for the years from 2003 to 2012, beating the economic performance of its fellow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429135/learn-singapores-economic-success-john-tsang-tells-hong-kong
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... safe," said Singapore's finance minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, chairman of the IMF policy committee. The IMF panel endorsed the target set by the Group of 20 nations to boost global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1481108/top-finance-officials-confident-world-has-turned-corner
  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Li Ka-shing warns Hong Kong is a 'spoilt child' set on a dangerous path

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:23pm

    ... in a state of anger." He said Singapore had been outpacing Hong Kong in recent years- without the advantage of having mainland China as its hinterland. "Singapore is congenitally deficient ... address in January, but the tycoon said: "Helping the poor cannot solve the problems of declining competitiveness." Instead, Li said, the city should model itself on Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442186/li-ka-shing-warns-hong-kong-spoilt-child-set-dangerous-path
  4. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Financial secretary John Tsang dismisses Li Ka-shing's warning that Hong Kong is losing its edge

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Ada Lee

    ... domestic product of the city and Singapore were at similar levels in 1997, but that Hong Kong's per capita GDP was now about one-third lower than Singapore's. But Tsang was adamant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438245/financial-chief-john-tsang-hits-back-li-ka-shing-competitiveness
  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Tycoon Li Ka-shing downbeat over Hong Kong’s future

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:38pm by Peggy Sito

    ... that the city's competitiveness should be strengthened. The gross dometic product of Hong Kong and Singapore were at similar levels in 1997, he said. But now Hong Kong's per capita GDP is now about one-third less than that of Singapore. Li was ranked the richest man in Asia by Forbes magazine with a net worth of US$32 billion last year. But the ranking could be threatened by Galaxy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1437471/li-ka-shing-backs-press-freedom-after-attack-kevin-lau
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    India to tighten belt despite election

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... strategist at Nomura Singapore. The government aims to limit the size of its fiscal deficit to 4.8 per cent of gross domestic product for the current financial year, at a time when economic growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1429234/india-tighten-belt-despite-election
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Asian central banks lead on reform as governments fail to play their part

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Reuters

    ... bank as the mainstay of economic support. "Government and monetary policies should be fairly balanced," said Rob Subbaraman, chief Asia economist at Nomura in Singapore. "In ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1421654/asian-central-banks-lead-reform-governments-fail-play-their
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China purchasing managers' index rises as barometer of global health

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Index has become a main indicator of activity and its readings tend to dictate market reactions China PMI rises as barometer of global health When Peter Elston wants to check the pulse of the world economy, one of the indicators he zeroes in on did not even exist a decade ago. The head of Asia-Pacific strategy at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia in Singapore is not alone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1419429/china-purchasing-managers-index-rises-barometer-global-health
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Global doubts stoke mainland trade volatility

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... are by far the biggest investors in mainland China, with investment from the top 10 economies in the region, including Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore, rising annually by 7.1 per cent to US$102.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1407137/global-doubts-stoke-mainland-trade-volatility
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong faces risks from QE exit, Shanghai zone

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 03:02am by Enoch Yiu

    ... competition from regional rivals such as Singapore and Shanghai's free-trade zone, the city's central bank chief and business leaders said yesterday. At a General Chamber of Commerce ... Singapore a better financial centre than Hong Kong. The survey, to which 319 member companies responded, also showed 60.2 per cent thought Hong Kong's competitiveness had deteriorated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1365660/hong-kong-faces-risks-qe-exit-shanghai-zone

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