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Forecasting

World Bank bearish on global outlook

Warning that the global economy continues to be fragile, the World Bank yesterday sharply cut the growth outlook for this year.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 3:22am

Wrong about the stock market, right about government idiocy

This will be the last Monitor of 2012, so it's a good time to look back at the past year and see what the column got right, where I went wrong, and whether there are any lessons to be learned for 2013.

The first lesson is that if a newspaper columnist is dumb enough to make predictions on a regular basis, then some of them are going to be wrong.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:33am 2 comments

The Next 100 Years

The Next 100 Years by George Friedman Anchor Books HK$157

15 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Style forecasters predict a mixed mood for spring

Interstoff Asia's Directions trend committee has spoken - the trends for spring 2005 will range from calm and therapeutic to euphoric and revitalising.

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Sky-high forecast worries developers

Developers are expressing grave concerns and doubts about the accuracy of the Government's forecast for long-term supply and demand of office space.

A study prepared by consultants appointed by the Planning Department predicts that Hong Kong's demand for offices will rise to 180.8 million square feet in 2011, more than double the supply of 86.9 million sq ft in 1996.

3 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Sky-high forecast worries developers

Developers are expressing grave concerns and doubts about the accuracy of the Government's forecast for long-term supply and demand of office space.

A study prepared by consultants appointed by the Planning Department predicts that Hong Kong's demand for offices will rise to 180.8 million square feet in 2011, more than double the supply of 86.9 million sq ft in 1996.

3 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Forecast unreliable

China Pharmaceutical Enterprise and Investment Corp has said a reported $90 million profit forecast is unreliable.

The company's directors said the forecast was based on internal management estimates and has not been audited. The stock exchange requested the company clarify the situation.

11 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

JFUT forecasts $400m growth

Jardine Fleming Unit Trusts (JFUT) is forecasting its assets under management will increase by $400 million from $4.7 billion to $5.1 billion by the middle of next year despite the recent scandal.

12 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Apollo explains confusion

Mainland tonic drink manufacturer China Apollo Holdings claims that a typographical error was one reason for confusion arising from its profit forecast in its listing prospectus.

China Apollo said yesterday that it was assisting the Hong Kong stock exchange in an investigation into the matter.

29 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Forecast under fire

MINORITY shareholders of Carrian Investments Ltd (CIL) were not given the information they needed to make a proper decision on whether to retain their shares when the company was taken over by George Tan in 1979, the High Court heard yesterday.

5 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

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