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  1. Business - Money

    Hong Kong mints new batch of HK$5 coins for first time in 14 years

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It was released in August while new HK$2 coins are to be circulated in December First new HK$5 coin minted in14 years The Hong Kong government has quietly begun issuing new HK$5 coins, for the first time in 14 years. A newly minted HK$2 coin also will be put into circulation from December, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/money-news/article/1051875/hong-kong-mints-new-batch-hk5-coins-first-time-14-years
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968011/hong-kongs-ace-space
  3. 'It couldn't happen in Hong kong'

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... Hong Kong is well served by its two power companies and a massive US-style blackout could not happen, according to the government and the two power giants - Hongkong Electric and China ... and Mechanical Service Department for compliance with the best operational requirements and engineering practice. 'The standard of reliability of electricity supply in Hong Kong achieved by the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424919/it-couldnt-happen-hong-kong
  4. Hong Kong's anti-inflation measures aren't working

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Hong Kong is getting even more expensive, and the government's inflation-fighting policies aren't doing anything to help. Yesterday, the Census and Statistics ... to a post-handover high of 5.4 per cent. The mounting price pressures in Hong Kong are a sharp contrast to the situation in East Asia's other city-economy, Singapore. Yesterday, the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968649/hong-kongs-anti-inflation-measures-arent-working
  5. Hong Kong to save $105m with new cross-border water deal

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong will save about $105 million in the next three years and stop dumping huge amounts of unwanted water under a revised supply agreement signed with Guangdong yesterday. The deal gives the city access to a virtually unlimited water supply for an annual lump sum payment of $2.49 billion. But unlike the existing arrangement, under which Hong Kong pays per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544743/hong-kong-save-105m-new-cross-border-water-deal
  6. Look beyond China, Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung Hong Kong tops the world with the highest per capita ($100) and single-city donation ($700 million) for the Asian tsunami victims. Such an outstanding performance, however, should not make the city complacent. As the South China Morning Post's C. K. Lau pointed out, given Hong Kong's level of economic development, it ought to catch up with members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486697/look-beyond-china-hong-kong
  7. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133067/hong-kong-consumer-prices-rise-41pc-2012
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068959/free-market-no-panacea-hong-kongs-ills
  9. To avoid a future crisis, Hong Kong needs to come up with a water plan

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong has survived many uncertainties and crises in the 15 years since the handover. However, we are still failing to plan ahead of time and think in a broader perspective. Water is a key issue that has been neglected for some time. Hong Kong has had a guaranteed supply of water since the Dongguan-Shenzhen Water Project started providing Dongjiang water in 1965. Even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006087/avoid-future-crisis-hong-kong-needs-come-water-plan
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004006/hong-kong-ports-reap-benefits

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