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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Tung Chee-hwa and Hong Kong government's 'gloom and doom' propaganda hokum

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 02:08pm by Stephen Vines

    ... the ability to wreck business, and in the current crisis, we are seeing signs that the mainland authorities are inclined to "teach Hong Kong a lesson" by, for example, going slow ... from the gloom fest. Yet this is precisely what is happening in Hong Kong now. In most places, government officials do their best to talk up the economy. Even when things are really bad, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1627490/tung-and-hong-kong-governments-gloom-and-doom-propaganda-hokum
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Party time in Hong Kong if governance crisis is ever to be resolved

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:19pm by Frank Ching

    ... on one hand, a huge compliment to Beijing, since it granted more democracy to Hong Kong after 1997 than the British did in 150 years. But Beijing must realise that it cannot expect everything ... Tung Chee-hwa, in his press conference last week, surprisingly acknowledged there is a problem with Hong Kong’s political system – one constructed according to the Basic Law. The paralysis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588626/party-time-hong-kong-if-governance-crisis-ever-be-resolved
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAILING

    Warehouse rents in Hong Kong keep pace with shop lease costs

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:37am by TIFFANY AP

    ... is effectively full capacity, CBRE said, but Hong Kong's rate has been below 1 per cent since June. In the last 10 years, retail sales have ballooned 186 per cent thanks to robust demand from ... projects next year, maybe one or two sites in 2016," said Darren Benson, executive director of industrial and logistics services for CBRE Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. "Total new supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1627128/warehouse-rents-hong-kong-keep-pace-shop-lease-costs
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong hopes of call-up dashed at cricket World Cup

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:56pm

    ... withdrawal from a tour of India dashing Hong Kong’s hopes of a call-up. The West Indies cut short their India tour this month over an internal pay dispute, despite a fifth and final one-day ... a tour of South Africa followed by the 50-overs World Cup. Hong Kong’s hopes of appearing for the first time at the 14-team 50-overs World Cup were raised following the withdrawal. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1627075/hong-kong-hopes-call-dashed-cricket-world-cup
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stability will only return when Hong Kong ends its property tyranny

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:44pm by ANDY XIE

    ... rate cycle introduces volatility. So, if the US Federal Reserve raises rates to 3 per cent within three years, Hong Kong's property prices may fall by 50 per cent over that time. Yet ... the tyranny Sky-high property prices are the root cause of the ongoing social instability in Hong Kong. When the average household would have to put aside all their salary for 10 years to afford ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616266/stability-will-only-return-whenhong-kong-ends-its-property
  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Cardboard dreams: a day with an elderly Hong Kong woman who must scavenge to survive

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 09:56am by GLORIA CHAN

    ... always say it is our social responsibility to ensure that the elderly are respected for their life-long contributions, so why is this happening in Hong Kong?” she says. In August this year ... cardboards to survive.” Legislative Councillor Peter Cheung Kwok-che estimates that there are over a thousand old people in Hong Kong who need to collect newspapers and cardboard as a living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624253/cardboard-dreams-day-hong-kong-elderly-woman-who-must-scavenge
  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Ultra-runners race 102km umbrella-shaped route across Hong Kong to support Occupy

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Two of Hong Kong’s top ultra-runners completed a 102km “Umbrella ultra-marathon” on Wednesday to show their support for the Occupy Central movement. Wearing yellow ... he was inspired by “GPS art”, a method of drawing that uses satellite technology to create large-scale artwork, to plot a course across Hong Kong in the shape of an umbrella. READ MORE: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627408/ultrarunners-race-102km-umbrella-shaped-route-across-hong-kong-occupy
  8. Magazines - 48hrs

    Hello Kitty exhibition opens in Hong Kong as icon celebrates 40th birthday

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:06pm by GLORIA CHAN AND VANESSA YUNG

    ... Hello Kitty is one of Hong Kong's favourite obsessions and this petite idol (without a mouth)- measuring five apples tall and three apples in weight- celebrates her 40th birthday ... stationary to kitchen supplies. She may be middle-aged (40 in human years, in cat years she'd be well over 150), Hello Kitty is still going strong: bringing in billions of US dollars in retail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1623833/hong-kongs-hello-kitty-exhibition-one-many-worldwide-iconic
  9. Business - China Business - MACROSCOPE

    China fake invoice evidence mounts as Hong Kong trade gap widens

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... as trade gap widens The gap between China's reported exports to Hong Kong and the city's imports from the mainland widened in September to the most this year, suggesting fake ... difference, according to government data. Hong Kong's imports from the mainland climbed 5.5 per cent from a year earlier to US$24.1 billion, figures showed yesterday; China's exports to Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1627019/china-fake-invoice-evidence-mounts-hong-kong-trade-gap
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong firms expect to offer workers 4.5 per cent pay rise next year

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:40pm by Phila Siu

    ... and the Hong Kong People Management Association. The average wage rise in the city was 4.2 to 4.5 per cent from July last year to June this year. Employees of mainland firms can expect higher raises ... with a master's degree or above is HK$12,588 this year, down from HK$13,127 last year. But for bachelor's degree holders it rose to HK$12,469 this year, from HK$11,969 last year. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622928/hong-kong-firms-expect-offer-workers-45-cent-pay-rise-next-year

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