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Ex-ICAC head to face lawmakers over spending

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

Bureaus won't provide details of spending on gifts

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

Advertising spending in Hong Kong to see modest gains this year

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

Big spender's guide to Hong Kong

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

Furnishing advice

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 agrees multi-year budget

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

China railways fast-tracks massive 124 billion yuan in December

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

Champagne tastes on a lemonade budget

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

Hong Kong consumers expected to spend less on shopping this holiday season

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

Chinese travellers wooed to spend big at European airport

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