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  1. Merrick demands more as HK edge Singapore

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Coach Ernie Merrick made it two wins out of two after Hong Kong defeated Singapore 1-0 in a hard-fought victory that left the Australian feeling his charges ... those changes, the team lost their cohesion and that's what happened tonight,' he said. 'They [Singapore] chased us all over the ground and made us work hard for the win.' ...

  2. Asia's real World City is Singapore

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on those who make believe we are Asia's World City. All that posturing and self-aggrandisement doesn't fool anyone. Asia's World City is, in fact, Singapore. The Lion City has dropped from second in 2010 to sixth in the latest rankings released a fortnight ago. Two years ago Singapore hosted the Youth Olympic Games, but despite the absence of a multi-sports ...

  3. This is one match Hong Kong is happy to lose to Singapore

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland 'Singapore 1: Hong Kong 0', proclaimed the headlines this week after reports that the owners of British football club Manchester United had ditched rumoured plans to float the club on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in favour of a listing in Singapore. 'A publicity coup for the Singapore exchange', crowed The Straits Times, while its sister paper, ...

  4. Singapore's 'sorpasso' to cause soul-searching in HK

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Italians used to brag about 'Il Sorpasso'- the point in 1987 that Italy overtook Britain to become the world's fifth largest economy. Well, this year Singapore looks set to celebrate a sorpasso all of its own. According to forecasts from the International Monetary Fund, 2012 will be the year in which Singapore's economy overtakes Hong Kong's. ...

  5. Singapore, Hong Kong most competitive

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Singapore and Hong Kong have been ranked first and second in a growth-competitiveness index, as the United States slipped to third. The annual World Competitiveness Yearbook report, conducted by the International Institute for Management Development, said the results for the top three were extremely close. Hong Kong retained its ranking from last year, as Singapore ...

  6. HK offers more than Singapore

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Baat Gwaa

    ... in Singapore,' she explained. In recent years, Singapore has been competing for foreign investment and overseas talent with regional rivals including Hong Kong. Many detractors say we are losing our competitive edge to Singapore because of our high costs of living. The island state is trying to corner the market on global talent by introducing policies to encourage the hiring of foreigners. ...

  7. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Singapore put some of its eggs in a bottomless basket; HK should not seek to follow suit When looking for Delta talent beware what they might eat Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ...

  8. Singapore only blot on upbeat outlook for city's tourism sector

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... outlook is Singapore, which is unveiling Resorts World at Sentosa in phases, starting this year. The US$4.4 billion resort, which boasts four hotels offering a total of 1,350 rooms, includes a Universal Studios theme park and a casino. Wu said the resort might affect Hong Kong's tourism business in the second quarter as people flocked to Singapore to experience the new casino. ...

  9. Singapore edges HK in qualities to push tourism

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong has been overtaken by Singapore this year on qualities to develop the travel and tourism industry, a study by the World Economic Forum has found. ... also ranked lower in terms of human and natural resources as well as tourism and communication infrastructure. Singapore jumped six places to tenth spot in the survey, which covered 133 ...

  10. Singapore beats HK in survey of Asian expats

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Singapore appears to have finally achieved its dream of being better than Hong Kong at something. The Lion City was yesterday named the most desirable destination ... say, the world's most boring city. And according to Lee Quane, regional director for ECA- which, incidentally, has its Asian office in Sheung Wan, not Singapore- being boring might ...




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