Standard Chartered senior economist Kelvin Lau blames the external environment for the poor index reading. Photo: SCMP Pictures Standard Chartered senior economist Kelvin Lau blames the external environment for the poor index reading. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Standard Chartered senior economist Kelvin Lau blames the external environment for the poor index reading. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Small and medium Hong Kong enterprises plan to hire staff even amid first-quarter pessimism

Standard Chartered survey records confidence at a record low, especially for manufacturers and firms in import, export and wholesale

Standard Chartered senior economist Kelvin Lau blames the external environment for the poor index reading. Photo: SCMP Pictures Standard Chartered senior economist Kelvin Lau blames the external environment for the poor index reading. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Standard Chartered senior economist Kelvin Lau blames the external environment for the poor index reading. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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