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  1. News - Hong Kong - STATISTICS

    Youth population shrinks 25pc in 30 years

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of young people here in the last 30 years. The number of people aged between 15 and 24 has fallen from 1.146 million in 1981 to 860,000 in 2011, government statistics show. That means young people make up only 12.6 per cent of the population, down from 22.5 per cent 30 years ago. The Census and Statistics Department released the data yesterday, noting that the last of the 1950s and 1960s ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... be the other way round. What non-residents spend here is a boost to our economy and what Hong Kong people spend abroad is lost to us. Go argue the toss with the Census and Statistics Department ...

  3. Property prices too hot to handle?

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Analysts are divided over whether a mismatch between soaring property prices and stuttering economic growth should be ringing alarm bells for homebuyers in Hong Kong. While Hong Kong property prices have soared to the second highest in the worl ...

  4. PBOC head tips 8pc growth on track after strong quarter

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said yesterday the mainland economy might have expanded more strongly in this quarter than in the first three months and is on track to achieve the 8 per cent growth target this yea ...

  5. New investment measures do not go nearly far enough

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Beijing's announcement on Monday that it is to open up state-controlled industries to private investment was presented as a bold piece of economic liberalisation. But the reforms will have to go far further than the measures outlined ...

  6. Shenzhen cuts growth forecasts as crunch bites

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The global slowdown has forced Shenzhen to slash its forecasts for economic growth and investment to their lowest levels in almost three decades. The announcement was made by the city's Communist Party Committee yesterday. In his annual gov ...

  7. Economy boosts worker optimism over career prospects, survey finds

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The workforce is more optimistic about the job market thanks to the economy, a survey has indicated. The City University study found a surge in confidence about career prospects, while attitudes in other categories related to employment were litt ...

  8. Sport - Soccer

    Anoraks back Germany and Uruguay after number crunching player statistics

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:53pm by Reuters

    ... be temporary, as the saying goes, but when a World Cup is at stake temporary attributes can be crucial to a successful campaign and statistics revealed this week suggest Germany and Uruguay could have the edge over other favourites in Brazil. Sports data analysts Opta have been poring over last season's statistics from Europe's top five leagues in England, Spain, France, Italy ...

  9. News - China Insider - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    A dog could run China’s banking system, says former statistics bureau spokesman

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:10pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Yao Jingyuan predicts economic growth in 2014, but has harsh words for China's banks The former chief economist and spokesman of China’s National Bureau of Statistics estimated that the mainland’s economy grew 7.7 per cent in 2013, while also making a scathing criticism of China’s banking industry, likening it to an automated system ...

  10. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Beijing's statistical sleight of hand

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:09am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland China hasn't beaten the business cycle, it's just tampered with price data Beijing's statistical sleight of hand At times over the last five years, enthusiasts ... in 2007 and 2008. "Our estimates suggest that official statistics present a smoothed version of reality," they note, implying that China's actual economic performance has been far ...




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