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  1. Russia comes close second to United States in skilled labour

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are actively at work. Unsurprisingly, the United States is at the top of the league table with 35 million skilled people out of a population of about 300 million. Surprisingly, Russia is close behind, ... More on Russia. The general election for Russia's parliament- the State Duma of the Federal Assembly- will be held on Sunday. Russian citizens residing or visiting Hong Kong can vote ...

  2. Interest rates will have to catch up with United states

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Hong Kong's interest rates will eventually have to catch up with those of the United States, but any rise should be gradual, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said yesterday. He said the local currency peg to the US dollar meant local rates should really be around the same level as those in the US. But there was still a significant ...

  3. HK container port sees growth but recovery may not be sustainable

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to its main markets of the United States and Europe. US retail sales increased 2.7 per cent to US$351.4 billion last month from July, better than the 1.9 per cent monthly growth economists had ... the recovery was sustainable. The world's third-busiest container port handled 1.94 million 20-foot equivalent units last mont, the highest monthly throughput since October last year, according ...

  4. US envoy sees progress towards full suffrage

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com Washington's lead envoy to Hong Kong spoke yesterday of his 'respect' for chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, praising his successful campaign as a potential step towards universal suffrage by 2017. In hi ...

  5. Foreign firms keen on HK

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Kong, representing overseas parent firms. Of the regional headquarters, the United States was home to the most with 311, followed by Japan with 238 and Britain with 119. They employed 142,000 ...

  6. Looming Cepa deadline adds zest to HK officials' questioning stance

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... It is amazing how quickly things can change in the transport and logistics industry, especially when mainland authorities push for a closer economic partnership arrangement (Cepa) with Hong Kong. Nothing spurs change like a deadline, in this case January ...

  7. Business - Money - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Dual-currency IPO breaks cardinal rule of capital markets

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Two-track yuan and Hong Kong dollar listing plan is one bad idea, despite surface appeal of being first off the block and tapping more pools of liquidity Dual-currency IPO breaks capital markets' cardinal rule According to yesterday' ...

  8. Free flow of money but not for crime

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Apart from HSBC's link to Hong Kong, the embarrassing lapse of the bank's US operation in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels seems a long way from home. But it is the tip of the iceberg of drug-running and high finance that is far from re ...

  9. Outlook gets brighter

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on December 30, 2011, primarily due to the sharp 21.5 per cent decline in the third quarter of last year, when the market was hit by the United States debt downgrade and rising concerns about ...

  10. Beijing warns U.S. over HK affairs

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com The war of words between China and the United States over the work of the US consulate in Hong Kong was stepped up a notch yesterday as Beijing warned ... the spokesman said. He was referring to remarks made by US Assistant Secretary of State Dr Kurt Campbell to the South China Morning Post this week. Campbell, who was in Hong Kong as part of an Asian ...




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