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Euro-crisis storm clouds still hanging over HK's economy

It took just hours following the results of Sunday's Greek election for the markets to realise that the euro crisis is far from over.

Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am

Euro bogeyman

It is fitting that hysteria is a word with Greek roots. It reflects sentiment about the euro - excessive or uncontrollable emotion, often characterised by irrationality. Yet it is spreading across the world again. Yet another wail of despair is rising to a crescendo, as more and more people get drawn into another euro-induced mass panic attack.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Poverty is beating a slow but sure retreat

We all know the cliches: Is the glass half full or half empty? Is the light in the tunnel the train coming towards you? But this time, the new World Bank figures on global poverty are absolutely clear. The glass is filling up. The train is not going to crash into us. The doomsayers have been proved wrong.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Price-sensitive HK not ready to part with cents

We are accustomed to the ubiquitous Octopus card's tentacles reaching ever further into our daily lives, allowing us to pay for almost any form of public transport and shopping at supermarkets, convenience stores and fast-food outlets.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Now that Tamar is inevitable, let's focus on good design

Having rammed through the funding for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's pet project at Tamar, perhaps the least the government could do is make sure that it is built with world-leading environmental technology.

10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

60pc want more consultation on Tamar: poll

A majority of the public wants more consultation over the controversial Tamar project, a survey commissioned by the Society for the Protection of the Harbour has found.

But a senior Executive Council member said there was no basis for further consultation, which would only indicate weak governance.

18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Continent struck down by particularly nasty bout of euro-sclerosis

THE FRENCH HAVE said non, the Dutch have chosen nee, the Danes are likely to follow with a nej in September - and now an Italian senior minister wants to say ciao to the euro.

4 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Hongkongers wear biggest grins since '97

More Hongkongers are happy now than at any time since the handover, and more are happy with the city's development than last year.

Forty-eight per cent of respondents to a University of Hong Kong survey are happy, an 11-point rise on sentiment a year ago and a record since 1997.

29 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

IT sector fuels pay jump for Indian workers

India's success with call centres and information technology was paying rich dividends with a survey this week revealing that the country's workers enjoyed the biggest pay increases in Asia this year.

Salaries rose by an average of 14 per cent in India, according to the survey by Hewitt Associates, a global human resources firm.

15 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Office rentals face further downward slide

Prime office rentals could contract 10 per cent in the second half of the year following a 14 per cent decline in the first half, according to CB Richard Ellis.

The international property consultant estimated that grade-A office prices fell 19 per cent while the vacancy rate rose from 9.6 per cent to 10.7 per cent over the past six months.

9 Jul 2003 - 12:00am