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  1. Powell to speak at HK economic forum

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Retired US general and former secretary of state Colin Powell will visit Hong Kong in June to attend an economic forum, his first trip to the region since leaving office on January 26. He is scheduled to speak at the Pacific Basin Economic Council's 38th international general meeting on June 14, the final day of the two-day event. The Hong Kong General Chamber ...

  2. What 'world forum' without Asia?

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The world is supposed to be getting smaller and more integrated as trade, capital flows and migration all grow a lot faster than populations and economies. But when it comes to ideas and interests, it is not at all clear that a fusion is taking place. Take the just-ended Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum. This high-profile event is often supposed to be the Holy ...

  3. Don't forget the poor, premier tells forum

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao rounded up the Fortune Global Forum yesterday with a message for the world's business leaders to pay more attention to the well-being of the poor and cultural exchanges, rather than only thinking about wealth. He made the comment as he met about two dozen business heavyweights - led by Peter Wolff, representing forum organiser Time Warner - at the Great ...

  4. Shanghai forum hears of nuclear power plans

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is not a cultural centre,' said Zhang Shengman , managing director of the World Bank. Mr Zhang said Shanghai still had some way to go before becoming a true world metropolis. The two-day forum was held ... In a case of duelling forums, Shanghai played host yesterday to a high-level conference on the challenges facing the mainland and the rest of Asia. At the Shanghai Forum, a top development ...

  5. HK to host forum on human rights in Asia

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Experts from around the world will descend on Hong Kong next week for yet another big conference- this time on human rights and development in Asia. Already this year the city has hosted an International Red Cross conference and a world forum on disaster relief and humanitarian aid. In December it hosts the World Trade Organisation's sixth ministerial ...

  6. Beijing exchange forum affirms rise of China market

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and financial regulators from around the world. Operators of the three stock exchanges in China- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange- have chosen the capital as the venue for a three-day forum of the World Federation of Exchanges starting on Wednesday. The event, co-hosted for the first time by the three exchanges, comes at a time when China ...

  7. HK economic ranking under attack

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Anita Lam Concerns about judiciary and graft unfounded, say officials Government officials yesterday attacked the World Economic Forum's competitiveness rating ... said the big picture painted in the report was right, even if some data might have been off the mark. Hong Kong dropped seven places to 28 out of 117 economies in the annual WEF World ...

  8. Competitive edge dulled by concerns on judiciary

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... competitive economies, according to the World Economic Forum. Hong Kong has dropped seven places to 28th out of 117 economies in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report ... recognised,' a government spokesman said. 'The World Economic Forum's accusation of weakening in Hong Kong's judicial independence, property rights protection and a rise in favouritism ...

  9. Drop in ranking a wake-up call for HK

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bucking the consensus that this city is among the freest and most competitive economies in the world, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced last week that Hong Kong's place on its ... been harsher than what we deserve, but let us not forget that a World Bank study released two weeks ago also said Hong Kong had fallen from fourth to seventh place on its scale for ease ...

  10. Logistics industry takes a turn as economic star

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... thought the opening of the new Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou and other logistics infrastructure development in the Pearl River Delta, such as container terminals, would present a new world ... University (PolyU), said without ocean transport, real world logistics and the global supply chain would not exist. Professor Liu said PolyU's postgraduate International Shipping and Transport ...




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