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Economic Growth

Staff morale bad for bottom line: survey

Low staff morale has been cited as a key obstacle to productivity and growth by 40 per cent of senior executives in Hong Kong, one of the highest levels in the world, a global study has found.

Wednesday, 26 July, 2006, 12:00am

New tightening moves tipped as economic growth accelerates

Analysts predict action despite government wait-and-see line

New tightening measures are expected by analysts despite government suggestions that it may not be ready to take stronger action to rein in the rapidly expanding economy.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Central bank forecasts 10.3pc growth in first half

Premier reiterates sustainable development goal

China's economy will expand 10.3 per cent in the first half of the year, with no let-up in investment, the central bank forecast, as Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated that Beijing was determined to ensure sustainable growth.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

New real estate curbs raise hopes of cooling

But experts warn that local governments may not implement the rules sincerely

Beijing's new measures to cool the red-hot property market will go some way to slow growth in capital investment and help rein in economic growth in some cities, analysts said. But the effectiveness of the measures would depend on how the policy was implemented, they added.

31 May 2006 - 12:00am

China shifts to consumerism

CHINA IS SENDING the world a very important message: A critical mid-course correction in its development model is in the offing - a shift away from export- and investment-led growth to more of a consumer-driven dynamic.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hu labels 10.2pc economic growth as 'excessively rapid'

We need to pursue efficiency and quality of development, president declares

President Hu Jintao has cautioned against runaway growth after announcing the mainland's gross domestic product grew a faster-than-expected 10.2 per cent in the first quarter.

'Frankly speaking, we do not want to pursue excessively rapid economic growth.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Rural development to underpin economy, says statistician

A drive to boost the rural economy will guarantee the mainland enjoys another year of fast and steady growth in 2006, according to a top statistician.

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Counting the costs of growth

Mainland China has set a goal of reducing its energy consumption by 4 per cent this year, and by about 20 per cent by 2010. But how can it realistically cut energy consumption while maintaining high growth rates?

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Warning on rapid growth of investment

Top planner says construction must be cut back and overcapacity checked

Beijing must act to check fixed-asset investment growth because the economy is faced with a potential rebound in investments and lingering concerns about overcapacity in some sectors, the nation's top economic planner has warned.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


The productivity and quality award spearheaded by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) primarily aims to reward companies that have continuously improved productivity and quality and to promote successful practices and strategies in industrial and service performance. HKPC received 22 entries for the award.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Teamwork drives Jing Mei to succeed

Grand Award Jing Mei Automotive

Strong teamwork, close co-operation with customers and critical assessment of one's own achievements gained Jing Mei Automotive the grand award for productivity and quality.

'Certainly, winning is superb,' said Ricky Chan, chief executive of Jing Mei Automotive. 'It shows we are up to a certain standard.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Real growth picture sometimes lies beneath the headline figures

SOMETIMES IT IS the things you never much bother with that make the big difference to the headline numbers in economic growth.

In the case of our fourth-quarter growth, it seems to have been the last repercussions from the Sars epidemic three years ago.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Service weighs up the value of human capital

Saratoga helps firms measure and benchmark the performance of staff against that of their rivals

UNTIL RECENT YEARS, human capital has been an underrated resource in the commercial world. But most companies today understand that their staff are a significant asset and that measuring their company's value by financial data alone is missing the big picture.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

City sees six months of growth

Hong Kong's economy experienced growth for the sixth consecutive month last month.

The Brunswick Purchasing Managers' Index showed a reading of 52.8, reflecting growth in output, new orders, employment and stocks of goods purchased.

However, last month's figure was slightly down from May's 13-month high of 54.3.

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Small firms' optimism dented by fear of dearer loans, higher rent

Businesses expect a more stable environment

Looming rent increases and uncertainty over the impact of future interest rates have dimmed the business outlook among small and medium-sized enterprises for the coming three months.

30 Apr 2005 - 12:00am