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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    With casino revenues falling, it's time for Macau to diversify its economy

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... cent year-on-year, the fifth straight monthly decline and the largest since the city began collecting data in 2005. But it was not unexpected. The downturn in mainland tourism to Hong Kong and Macau attributed to pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong was a twist of the knife for an industry already reeling from other disincentives to gambling- President Xi Jinping's ...

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    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keeping track of suspect food Yet another regional food scare has hit Hong Kong. Days after the so-called gutter oil scandal in Taiwan made headlines, local health officials ... investigations by Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety have yielded little. So far all we know is that a handful of companies imported oil from the Taiwanese supplier in question, and that food chain ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Action, not panic, is key to defeating threat of Ebola

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Ebola outside West Africa and being alert and prepared will stop its spread; Hong Kong has stepped up vigilance. Helping West Africa combat the disease, not panic, will keep the world safe. ... SCMP Editorial Action, not panic, will defeat Ebola The international response to the Ebola crisis has been slow. Only now, 10 months after the latest outbreak of the virus in West Africa ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must consider using its reserves for health care

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... meet. He ruled out drawing on accumulated reserves of about HK$1.25 trillion, including a surplus of nearly HK$600 billion in the Exchange Fund over what is needed to defend the Hong Kong dollar. He raised the alternative of taxation. This reflects the time-honoured line that the city needs to save against a rainy day. These savings amount to 66 per cent of Hong Kong's GDP, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong cannot continue with its wasteful ways

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Our wasteful ways must end Waste has for too long been a dirty word in Hong Kong. The paucity of discussion has meant that our city faces a garbage crisis that can ... and for each envisaged step there will be those who resist. Hong Kong cannot continue with its wasteful ways, though; each of us has to be responsible for what we consume and the waste that we create. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Janet Yellen will bring continuity to the United States Federal Reserve

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... and prompt a freezing of credit markets. President Barack Obama's choice of Yellen matters to Hong Kong because of our currency peg, which means that our liquidity conditions and interest rates reflect those in the US. Her support for ultra-loose monetary policy to help reduce unemployment, so long as it does not fuel inflation, will support Hong Kong property prices at high levels. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Decide quickly on waste charging

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial There's no time to waste Waste charging has long been recognised as an effective way to tackle the mounting rubbish crisis in Hong Kong. Regrettably, it has been all talk and little action over the years. Meanwhile, our waste has grown by 80 per cent over the past three decades, even though the population expanded by just one-third during that period. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bernanke's shock announcement signals new economic sobriety

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in the yields of US Treasuries as well as other sovereign bonds is to be expected. The outflow from Asian emerging markets and Hong Kong should not surprise anyone, as the easy money created by QE3 has ... this year", US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke sent global financial markets- for equities, commodities, bonds and foreign exchange- into a tailspin. That he feels comfortable enough to tell ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bank ratings are no mirror of reality

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... cites concerns over persistent negative real interest rates and Hong Kong banks' growing reliance on lending across the border. As a result, according to vice-president and senior analyst ... Between the end of 2009 and the end of last year, Hong Kong banks had also increased their exposure to mainland enterprises from 9.8 per cent of consolidated total assets to 16.5 per cent. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information is key to wise population policy vision

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Information key to policy vision Government inertia is never a good idea when it comes to population and planning. This has to be especially so for Hong Kong, where ... day return. Accurate information helps solve problems to provide better services and improve the quality of life. Where those not born in Hong Kong are concerned, it is crucial; we need ...




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