Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po must grapple with a ballooning surplus and ample reserves, a situation most unusual. Photo: Nora Tam Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po must grapple with a ballooning surplus and ample reserves, a situation most unusual. Photo: Nora Tam
Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po must grapple with a ballooning surplus and ample reserves, a situation most unusual. Photo: Nora Tam
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

This budget week, let’s not squirrel our massive reserves away for another year

It is time for some out of the box thinking about how we can better deploy our US$217.3 billion reserve to achieve community goals

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po must grapple with a ballooning surplus and ample reserves, a situation most unusual. Photo: Nora Tam Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po must grapple with a ballooning surplus and ample reserves, a situation most unusual. Photo: Nora Tam
Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po must grapple with a ballooning surplus and ample reserves, a situation most unusual. Photo: Nora Tam
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.