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  • Apr 18, 2014
  • Updated: 12:43am

Government Spokesman

Consumer prices up 2pc in March

Consumer prices rose 2 per cent last month from a year earlier, 0.1 point more than the average inflation rate in the first two months of the year.

Friday, 23 April, 2010, 12:00am

Advice for schools

Schools are advised to be flexible with their Form Six admission routines as students are expected to have to look for places in heavy rain amid the arrival of Severe Tropical Storm Goni.

The first admission stage will be delayed if a typhoon No 8 or black rainstorm signal is in force at 5am today.

5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Glimmer of hope on the exports front

Although Hong Kong's merchandise exports continued to drop last month, the rate of decrease slowed compared to the previous month, the latest government figures show.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Rate of decline in exports at year's lowest

Total exports shrank 18.2 per cent in value year on year last month, the slowest rate of decline so far this year, according to government data.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Prices climb 6.1pc, marking biggest rise in 11 years

Consumer prices in Hong Kong jumped 6.1 per cent last month, the highest rate of increase in almost 11 years, the government said.

June's rate of inflation rose sharply from May's 5.7 per cent and surprised economists, who were expecting 5.8 per cent. Inflation has not topped 6 per cent since August 1997, when it reached 6.3 per cent.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

February was coldest in 40 years

Hong Kong experienced its coldest February in 40 years, with a monthly mean temperature of 13.3 degrees Celsius, three degrees below average. The month's rainfall was 27.5mm, 47 per cent below average. The cold spell, which started on January 24 under the influence of an intense northeast monsoon, lasted 24 days until February 16, a government spokesman said. It was the longest in 40 years.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

2,000 election complaints filed

About 2,000 complaints about the district council elections had been received up to 5pm yesterday.

A government spokesman said most were about adverts used to promote candidates.

Another major complaint concerned breaches of no-canvassing zones and no-staying zones, she said.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Population projections defy concrete analysis

With regard to the slowing down of population growth, [a government spokesman] said the Government would further review how to liberalise its policy to attract quality entrance for employment, study and investment.

Government news release

July 16

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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