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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Dongguan's manufacturing reputation fades but sex industry thrives

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... as the global financial crisis caught up in 2009, growth slumped to 5.3 per cent. Last year it was not much better at 6.1 per cent. Dongguan townships including Zhangmutou and Shipai are close ... a traditional remedy for economic ills on the mainland. Sure enough, the debt-laden provincial government recently unveiled plans to spend 1.4 trillion yuan (HK$1.7 trillion) over the next three years ...

  2. Enduring identity crisis a challenge to resolve

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So Fifteen years after the handover, as a generation that never knew colonial rule grows up, Hong Kong people still face an identity crisis over their relationship with the Chinese ... labelled themselves 'Hong Kong Chinese citizen' and 'Chinese citizen'. The half-yearly poll, conducted ever since the handover, also illustrates how little has changed ...

  3. Business - Economy - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Re-exports disguise Hong Kong's gloomy outlook

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Gosh, everyone's gone gloomy all of a sudden. On Friday the Hong Kong government announced that the city's economic output fell by 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of the year ... a great many more gloomy forecasts over the coming months, the real view for Hong Kong is actually still rather bright. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  4. Public hospitals may act on mainland mothers

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the situation said that of the 11,000 mainland mothers who gave birth at public hospitals last year, more than 7,000 did not have a Hong Kong husband. 'Public hospitals will definitely cut ... was more than: 7,000 ...

  5. Patriotic anniversary coverage tries to paper over the cracks

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the past 15 years of Hong Kong under China was a 'new miracle' and a 'tale of the East'. 'With the fireworks and lovely music, everyone was immersed in a happy and joyful ... the international financial crisis or common problems besetting all modern societies.' Some mainland media ran reports comparing the mainland and Hong Kong. The Beijing News said in an editorial Hong ...

  6. Magazines - Style

    Women thrive on passion to fuel professional goals

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... says the city is flush with opportunity. "I arrived in Hong Kong with no money and no contacts and in two and a half years have built a business that is in a really strong position now ... to Hong Kong to start the third business, people told me to learn from the recent events in London and not to do it," she says. "Now I have proved them wrong." The co-founder ...

  7. Global crisis gives boost to cheap flats

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in this price bracket would increase this month, and were likely to increase to around 30 per cent of December's sales. Jeffrey Ng, senior executive director at the Hong Kong Property Services ... slowdown had spooked investors. But a day later the Chief Executive, Donald TsangYam-keung, denied there were plans to ease the cooling measures, and the chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA SLOWDOWN

    HK firms struggle for survival on an uneven business field

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... their Hong Kong and Taiwan competitors. The crisis also weakened local authorities' determination to strictly enforce environmental protection laws and regulations. Worried about falling tax ... cannot compete with mainland plants on pricing. "My prediction is that half of the Hong Kong factories will be gone in five years and just a few of them can survive in 10 years ...

  9. Backs against the mall as Hong Kong loses ground

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the highest in 17 years. But this belies Hong Kong's tendencies over the past decade to underperform compared with its neighbours. Despite 28 per cent fewer people than in Hong Kong and a land ... Anna Healy Fenton moneypost@scmp.com Franklin Lam has a stark warning for Hong Kong: 'Invest, reach up and remodel in the next five years and become a world city- or get ...

  10. Wary investors to cut value of Hong Kong IPOs

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Valuations of new listings in Hong Kong will trend downwards this year as investors became more cautious, global auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said ... , said PERs for new offerings went in lock-step with the Hang Seng Index, which shed 20 per cent last year. The auditing firm expects 100 IPOs in Hong Kong this year, including 90 main board ...




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