A feng shui expert believes Hong Kong's economy will improve in the Year of the Rabbit. As Hong Kong gets ready to celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year which falls tomorrow, Danny Wong Chun-yue predicts the fortunes of those born under the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and what is in store for the SAR in 1999. Mr Wong said the quality of life would improve after June, in line with an upturn in Hong Kong's economy. 'It's also an auspicious year for cultural, publishing, entertainment, information technology and chemical industries to expand their business,' he said. However, the transport and aircraft sectors would face many setbacks this year. Here's how the 12 animals will fare in the Year of the Rabbit: Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984) This is a good time to make plans or expand your business. You can expect substantial gains and there's also a good chance of a promotion. Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985) There are mixed fortunes for those born under this sign. Gains or losses will depend on last year's efforts. Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986) You will be able to broaden your social network. There will be minor setbacks. Don't be too ambitious if you want to avoid disappointment. Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987) Ironically, this is not a good year for Rabbits. There is the danger of falling into debt, getting hit with a lawsuit, or contracting an illness. A turbulent period for romance is expected. Be pragmatic and pay extra attention to your health. Dragon (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988) There will be better career opportunities, along with substantial gains from investments. Snake (1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989) You will encounter difficulties in the first half of this year, but things will improve later. Avoid gambling and investments. You won't be able to make much money anyway. Horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990) You can achieve your career goals if you work hard enough. Financial prospects are good, with most of the money coming from work-related sources. Sheep (1917, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991) This is an ideal time to develop your business and buy property. Family relationships are harmonious. Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992) There are ample opportunities for employers to impress their bosses. Wishes will generally come true. Good luck, coupled with hard work, will bring success. There's the possibility of romance at the end of the year. Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993) A year of conflict for Roosters, who may suffer financial losses or get into trouble. Take extra care of your health. Be careful about what you say and do. Tolerance is the key. Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994) Excellent career progress is predicted. You may expand your business or move to a new home. Be careful during autumn; you may face financial losses or a lawsuit. Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959,1971, 1983, 1995) Good for career, business, and buying property. Mr Wong suggests students place a 'man-cheong' tower in the southeast or northeast to ensure good academic results. To improve career prospects, people can place a turtle, facing the northeast or north-south. Mr Wong said a porcelain statue facing west would help improve inter-personal relationships. Meanwhile, a peach blossom ('taohua') in the northeast and southeast could help spark a romance.