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  1. 18 events apply to tourism fund

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The initiative to further promote Hong Kong as the events capital of Asia came six years after controversy and finger-pointing surrounded the HK$100 million HarbourFest concerts in the aftermath ... Dennis Eng The organisers of 18 arts, cultural and sporting events have applied for government subsidies in the third round of financing from the Mega Events Fund, a tourism ...

  2. Tourism rebound glosses over net deficit

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... have thought it time to call in the boys in white coats. Call them in for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, then. It has just announced that visitor arrivals last month came to 1.64 million. ... by Hong Kong residents travelling abroad has been greater for the past six years and we are therefore still in net deficit on tourism. This deficit would look even greater if we include the $1 ...

  3. Hong Kong's ace of space

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan The New Territories accounts for about half of Hong Kong's population, but the region comprises almost 90 per cent of the city's total area. As Hong Kong ... developed into a major hi-tech and financial centre. The New Territories is part of the swift development within the Shenzhen-Zhuhai-Hong Kong triangle,' says William Kwok Chi-wai, executive ...

  4. Hong Kong ports reap the benefits

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Josephine Bond Trade links between Hong Kong and Malaysia are growing, with initiatives under way to boost economic ties. Bilateral trade grew 6 per cent last year, with Malaysia remaining Hong Kong's 10th largest trading partner. Between 2007 and 2011, bilateral trade grew 7 per cent. Hong Kong exported HK$1.26 billion worth of goods to Malaysia last year, with top demand ...

  5. Hong Kong's report card makes for optimistic reading

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... calendar of major conventions and trade exhibitions helped boost arrival numbers. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has set a target of 26.4 million arrivals for 2007. In November, the steadily falling ... Dennis Eng Just four years into the post-Sars recovery, Hong Kong is already starting to resemble the 1997 bubble economy, say some economists. Fewer than 128,000 people are without jobs, ...

  6. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is precisely the bold, large-brushstroke action we need to put Hong Kong back, alive and throbbing, on the world tourism map. As a taxpayer, I reckon it's a solid investment. Take the Real Madrid ... straight about Hong Kong. Mr Thompson is an ardent advocate for Hong Kong. He is a man who pushes our cause with determination and initiative. He traces Harbour Fest to 'the depths of despair ...

  7. Education gets liftfrom new Cepa rules

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong international schools will be allowed to set up in the as-yet undeveloped new economic zones of Qianhai in Shenzhen and Hengqin in Zhuhai. The measure ... between the mainland and Hong Kong. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and Vice-Minister of Commerce Jiang Yaoping officiated at the signing. The measures are designed to benefit 22 sectors ...

  8. New design

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The flying dragon logo that promotes the city could be scrapped under a 'Brand Hong Kong' review. Do you support this rethink and what ideas would you have for its replacement? Write to us ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong consumer prices rise 4.1pc in 2012

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 06:08pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Inflation remains steady at 3.7pc during November, December Consumer prices in Hong Kong rose by 4.1 per cent last year over the previous year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Monday. Netting out the effects of all government’s one-off relief measures, the underlying inflation rate even reached 4.7 per cent. Apart from the whole-year figure, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free market no panacea for Hong Kong's ills

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A free market is no panacea Hong Kong has for many years been singled out by conservative think tanks as the freest economy. It will be interesting to see what is made ... warned, for example, that introducing a modest minimum wage was a dent in Hong Kong's crown. But the crown sits uneasy because of four serious problems identified by Leung- unaffordable ...




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