111th United States Congress

Don't hold your breath for stimulus, state media says

Growth-challenged China is unlikely to launch massive stimulus measures like the four trillion yuan (HK$4.54 trillion) package three years ago, Xinhua said yesterday.

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 12:00am

'Cash for clunkers' talk drives up shares of car firms

Shares of Chinese carmakers surged yesterday on speculation that renewal of the 'cash for clunkers' programme could inject new life into a slowing market.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Output by carmakers crawls ahead by 6pc

Mainland carmakers' shipments of new passenger cars rose a meagre 6 per cent last month, according to preliminary data.

Carmakers shipped 1.34 million cars last month, up 6 per cent from a year earlier, according to preliminary figures released yesterday by the Shanghai-based China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

War on fumes

Efforts to cut vehicle emissions have cost the government about HK$10 billion in the past eight years. Is this money well spent, or are critics right, that resources were not allocated to areas of greatest need? Write to us.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Surplus will be at least $10 billion, say experts

Higher-than-expected income from land premiums and stamp duty could inflate the government's budget surplus to at least $10 billion when the final results for this financial year are reported in May or June.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Advert bill a bitter pill for health industry

Coalition plans tough action against amendment to regulate product claims

Health-product makers and sellers yesterday threatened to escalate their opposition to the government's proposed bill to regulate advertising.

21 May 2005 - 12:00am

$1.3 billion unused in home loan scheme

About $1.3 billion is still unused after two years' operation of the Home Starter Loan Scheme, according to the Housing Bureau.

The bureau has proposed allocating the money to help more single people buy their own homes. It has been estimated that 2,600 more single applicants could benefit in the next two years if the revision is approved.

29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am