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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong unlikely to follow Singapore in raising taxes for luxury homeowners

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito and Bloomberg

    ... Peggy Sito and Bloomberg Too many pitfalls if Hong Kong follows Singapore and hits top 1pc, experts say Owners of luxury flats unlikely to face tax rise Hong Kong is unlikely to follow Singapore's example by raising taxes for owners of the most expensive luxury homes, property and tax experts say. The city-state's initiative is seen as being aimed less at cooling the market ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Singapore population push puts spotlight on Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, AGENCIES

    ... Colleen Lee and Agencies Rival's plans to allow in thousands of expats raises stakes for city, after its own attempts to halt fall in birth rate were branded a failure Singapore population push throws the spotlight on HK A major push by Singapore to boost immigration over the next two decades has led to calls for Hong Kong to get its act together on population policy. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SINGAPORE

    Singapore, Hong Kong face happiness deficit

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih, JOANNA CHIU

    ... Toh Han Shih and Joanna Chiu Rivals Hong Kong and Singapore have much in common- not least their wealth. So why are so many in both cities so unremittingly miserable? Proof that you can't buy happiness Hong Kong and Singapore are rivals on many fronts. The two former British colonies compete for everything from tourist dollars to stockmarket listings and the right to host ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Hong Kong is losing to Singapore as Pearl River Delta's role model

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Despite warnings it is to Lion City, not southern neighbour, Guangzhou looks for urban renewal HK is losing to Singapore as delta's role model Back in 2008, when he ... Executive, he has been presented with proof, with Hong Kong losing out to Singapore as a development model for the Pearl River Delta. Guangzhou's city government announced one of its biggest ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Singapore's political scandals put ours in perspective

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan compares our illegal structures with sex and corruption Singapore's political scandals put HK's own in perspective Singapore, like Hong Kong, prides ... such works on their properties. Hong Kong people like real estate, and the gossip magazines have been full of details about unauthorised additions in buildings and gardens. In Singapore, the big ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    HK, Singapore co-operate to attract more cruise lines to Asia

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com HK, Singapore to attract cruise lines to Asia Hong Kong will work with Singapore to draw cruise lines to Asia, including promoting cruise tourism and coming up ... and Singapore need to work together to bargain for cruise vessels to come to Asia instead of staying in Europe or America, and we can co-operate over training of expertise and promotions," said ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong can learn from Singapore's search for talent

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... not mean that it cannot at the same time be an international city. If there is one thing that Hong Kong could really learn from Singapore, it is that the Lion City has been proactively ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... Singapore's second-biggest bank, is paying for Wing Hang Bank is too steep. OCBC chief executive Samuel Tsien says it is not, given the opportunities emerging from the economic integration between ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Expat exodus to Singapore looms, as living costs rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... careers so expatriates need fewer incentives to work here. But he warned that employers could move staff to Singapore if housing and education costs remained high. "Expats may relocate to Singapore if the gap between Hong Kong and Singapore widens," he said. Singapore ranks eighth, with the average expat package worth just over US$200,000. Salaries in Japan are the highest, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Fewer Hong Kong teens expect to complete university

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com More 15-year-olds in Singapore and South Korea believe they will go on to complete university Fewer HK youths expect to graduate, study says Less than half of 15-year-olds in Hong Kong expect to complete a university education, compared with more than 80 per cent of their peers in South Korea, a study shows. The city also trails rival Singapore, where more ...




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