Productivity Council

HK$1b black holes are an expensive way to fool Beijing

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC). Photo: Felix Wong

Despite a flashy launch, the HK government's five-year plan contribution has quietly died.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 4:57am 2 comments

HK workers not too happy

Hong Kong managers have been urged to engage their staff more in decision-making after a survey found many employees - especially professionals - are not very happy at work.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Firms use 864,000 trees a year for paper

Hong Kong's companies used 36,000 metric tonnes of copy paper last year, the equivalent of 864,000 trees, a Productivity Council survey reveals. From a random sampling of 221,000 establishments, researchers interviewed 501 office managers by telephone. The study revealed that the average company uses 160kg of copy paper a year, coming from 3.9 trees.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Appliance firms sign up to learn how to cut their electricity bills

Mainland factories owned by Hong Kong businessmen will be shown how to make big savings on their energy bills in a scheme organised by the Productivity Council.

The programme will group companies in industry clusters so that participants can share their experiences.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Just too productive

Public relations officers at the Productivity Council must be among the most serious in the industry. LoDown went to a media lunch with council chairman Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen and chief executive Yeung Kwok-keung a couple of weeks ago, to discuss the latest developments there.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am


Today, HK: The Productivity Council instructs on the 'Professional Certificate in Retail Management'. Call 2788 5490 for details.

Tomorrow, HK: The Island School Evening Institute begins a course entitled: 'Personal Financial Management' (until March 6). For details, visit

23 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


Today, HK: The 38th Hong Kong Products Expo (until Jan 1) begins in Victoria Park. Making its debut in 1938 and organised by the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, the expo is a renowned forum for promoting Hong Kong's products. This year's event boasts 600 booths.

13 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Study group faced with mission impossible

Things aren't sounding terribly productive over at the Productivity Council. We heard all about it from Rommely Chan Wai-chuen, of Foreign Press Distributors.

He responded to a council brochure advertising a HK$19,000 excursion to the United States for a 'Study Mission on e-Marketing and e-Commerce'.

31 Mar 2000 - 12:00am