The former ICAC head will face legislators’ questions later this week over his allegedly lavish spending on meals and entertainments during his tenure.Tuesday, 14 May, 2013, 2:35pm 2 comments
The government has came under fire for withholding information about principal officials' expenditures on gifts and treats for mainland officials, which critics said only made monitoring of the use of public funds more difficult.4 May 2013 - 5:51am
That conservative outlook was revealed in the latest survey, conducted by the Hong Kong Advertising Association and market-measurement firm Nielsen between December last year and early this month, on spending projections of about 100 key advertising and marketing executives.28 Feb 2013 - 5:20am
Everyone knows Hong Kong is an expensive town. But you might be surprised by the total costs for even generic expenditure, such as owning a dog. The cost of owning a car or raising a child takes things to another, stratospheric, level altogether. The following is not for the timid. Money is earned and it must be spent.25 Feb 2013 - 2:14am
Whether you're constantly moving flats due to soaring rent or you've finally coughed up your life savings on that perfect property, outfitting with suitable furniture is tricky. Ikea and Pricerite goods don't last, and you can't afford high-end brands. So where do you start?25 Feb 2013 - 2:14am
EU leaders finally reached a seven-year budget accord Friday after marathon talks driven by sharp differences over the bloc’s priorities for the rest of the decade.9 Feb 2013 - 6:02am
The mainland massively accelerated its rail spending in December, enabling the nation to meet its ambitious target of 630 billion yuan (HK$778 billion) of capital expenditure on railways last year.23 Jan 2013 - 3:55am
Hong Kong is one of Asia's dining capitals, but those regular high-end meals are starting to burn a permanent hole in your wallet. While you're aware of reasonable lunch sets, the cheque often still outweighs the quality. So where should you go for delectable, but reasonably priced, meals?21 Jan 2013 - 4:03am
Retailers anticipating big sales this holiday season should instead expect “conservative spending”, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Hong Kong Research Association.19 Dec 2012 - 5:08pm
Not only is personal shopper Wassim Hussein clearly not a German native, his fluency in Mandarin allows him to expertly guide mainland Chinese shoppers around the airport’s duty free aisles making sure their shopping wish lists are fulfilled.6 Dec 2012 - 11:46am
Retailers are raising red flags over slow retail sales growth in Hong Kong, saying the industry has suffered poor growth in summer and may now be enduring the worst National Day "golden week" so far.
According to Census and Statistics Department figures, sales in August rose just 4.5 per cent in value year on year to HK$35.8 billion, while sales volume rose 3.2 per cent.5 Oct 2012 - 2:15am
We have a new contender for Hong Kong's biggest and most outrageously expensive steak.
Morton's in the Sheraton Hotel on Nathan Road, boasts a 24-ounce porterhouse for HK$748, with a 48-ounce double porterhouse for HK$1,496. That's nearly a kilo and a half of meat for just two people.1 Oct 2012 - 1:35am
Hong Kong consumers plan to cut back spending on luxury goods in the next 12 months in the face of a bleak outlook for the mainland economy, a survey shows.
About 2,000 people who had bought luxury items in the past 12 months, 15 per cent of whom live in Hong Kong and the rest are from first-, second- and third-tier cities on the mainland, were polled in June.7 Sep 2012 - 3:29am