Updated at 6.14pm: Business receipts in Hong Kong's service industries rose in value in 2005 compared with a year earlier, latest figures released on Tuesday showed.Tuesday, 14 March, 2006, 12:00am
The mainland's industrial output rose in August and is expected to continue rising this year as Beijing pumps more money in to boost the flagging economy, according to official data.9 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
Mainland industrial output growth has stalled after a short spurt, indicating the government's investment-driven efforts to boost the economy have started to lose steam, according to economists.11 May 1999 - 12:00am
Construction work undertaken by the public sector slumped 17.9 per cent in the third quarter to $9.7 billion, according to figures released by the Census and Statistics Department yesterday.
A Government spokesman said the fall was mainly due to the winding down of most of the projects under the Airport Core Programme.3 Jan 1998 - 12:00am
LOANS to China by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) rose 28.6 per cent last year to a cumulative total of more than US$4.08 billion as the bank helped it build infrastructure.
During 1994, China was lent $1.17 billion.
About 36.8 per cent of the loans were made for transport and communications and 18 per cent were for energy.12 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
INDUSTRIAL production dropped 0.8 per cent in real terms last year as manufacturers moved to China.
Figures showed little change in the fourth quarter of last year compared with the preceding quarter and the same quarter in 1992, according to the Census and Statistics Department.16 Apr 1994 - 12:00am
CHINA'S economic growth rate will ease slightly to 11 per cent in the second half of the year, says a Bank of China economist.
Wu Runjing, of the bank's Hong Kong and Macau regional office, said the macro-economic policy had been paying off with industrial growth slowing, property prices falling and state revenues rising.12 Oct 1993 - 12:00am