It does not surprise me to learn that retail sales in Hong Kong have slumped. Retailers have become both greedy and arrogant because of the long boom years.
Times have changed, but the attitude of Hong Kong shopkeepers remains the same.Tuesday, 13 August, 2002, 12:00am
Companies with a poor performance record have never been awarded contracts to build public housing even if tendering the lowest bid for such work, Director of Housing Tony Miller said yesterday.25 Apr 2001 - 12:00am
Director of Housing Tony Miller has urged his staff to 'ignore political posturing' and called for a united effort to reform the department and restore its reputation. Mr Miller, censured with Ms Wong in the no-confidence vote last week, vowed he would stay in office.6 Jul 2000 - 12:00am
Ethical standards are falling in the construction industry and are to blame for a series of scandals, said Director of Housing Tony Miller.
He said measures had been introduced to improve the quality of public buildings, including forcing contractors to employ trained workers.27 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
The bargain sell-off of public housing could be at risk after it was announced yesterday the Government was reviewing its mortgage payments to people on public assistance.
Changes under the review could also hit the elderly poor who bought their own flat when they were young but have since fallen on hard times.10 Jan 1998 - 12:00am
A new means of allocating public housing will be found to help the most needy families, the new Director of Housing pledged yesterday.
Tony Miller said he had paid scores of unofficial visits to cage homes and Temporary Housing Areas since his appointment in July and had seen for himself that many genuinely needy people were not being provided with adequate housing.2 Oct 1996 - 12:00am
Director-General of Trade Tony Miller says global trade rules designed to help world trade are hindering its development.
Mr Miller called on delegates to the first World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference to rip up the rule book and devise new strategies.20 Apr 1996 - 12:00am
DIRECTOR-GENERAL of Trade Tony Miller has called on the business community to help devise the agenda of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum.
Mr Miller, speaking at a lunch meeting of the Lions Club of South Kowloon, said Hong Kong traders could provide an insight into the reforms needed to facilitate improved links with member states.13 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
A TEAM of senior expatriate civil servants, led by Director-General of Trade Tony Miller, flew to Beijing to seek reassurances on their future.31 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
THE Director-General of Trade, Tony Miller, is upbeat about the prospects for next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) conference in Osaka.
Mr Miller, speaking at a meeting of the Belgium-Hong Kong Society in Brussels, said the 'Action Agenda' - the policy targets - went beyond traditional areas of tariff cuts and market liberalisation.21 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
WHEN Tony Miller, Director-General of Trade, held his year-end media briefing in Cantonese last December he became the first expatriate official to hold a press conference in Cantonese and nervous as he confessed he was, he had reason to be proud.27 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
HONG KONG will not suffer too much from the gradual phasing out of the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) by the European Union, Director-General of Trade Tony Miller says.
'The impact on Hong Kong is not going to be great. The GSP is something which we are grateful for but which we did not expect to keep,' Mr Miller said yesterday.21 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
FIRM action must be on the agenda this year if the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) is to map out the route to free trade in the region, according to the Hong Kong Director-General of Trade, Tony Miller.
The move towards open borders was made during the Bogor declaration in November last year, when APEC leaders agreed that they would liberalise trade by 2020.20 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
A HONG KONG delegation, led by Director-General of Trade Tony Miller, will join the first senior officials' meeting of the seventh ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum in Japan.
The first senior officials meeting, chaired by the Japanese host, will be held in Fukuoka from Monday to Wednesday.11 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
DEVELOPED countries appear to be more concerned with the perceived threat of developing countries' exports than the opportunity presented by the emerging markets, Director-General of Trade Tony Miller said yesterday.1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am