Hong Kong Fund Body Proposes to Remove Cross-Border Funds Sale Restrictions
Finance & Budget

Hong Kong Fund Body Proposes to Remove Cross-Border Funds Sale Restrictions

By Alex Ho The Hong Kong Investment Fund Association (HKIFA) has reportedly submitted a range of proposals to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), requesting…

Hong Kong joins 21st century with Fast Payment System
Finance & Budget

Hong Kong joins 21st century with Fast Payment System

The Faster Payment System (FPS) launched by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) last month takes the Special Administrative Region one step closer to become…

Building a unified Hong Kong – China insurance market
Finance & Budget

Building a unified Hong Kong – China insurance market

After the “Stock Connect” is implemented to allow investors from Hong Kong and China to trade on stock markets of both places, the city’s insurance…

What goes down must go up: Interest rates rising in Hong Kong
Finance & Budget

What goes down must go up: Interest rates rising in Hong Kong

For the first time in 12 years, banks in Hong Kong raised interest rates by 12.5 basis points , putting the property market under pressure….

New super tax deduction may not be as inclusive as it seems
Business

New super tax deduction may not be as inclusive as it seems

In order to encourage R&D to be conducted in Hong Kong, the government proposed in its new budget a super tax deduction of 300 percent…

Renters and landlords: GIMMEE A BREAK!
Finance & Budget

Renters and landlords: GIMMEE A BREAK!

The lack of focus on real estate problems in the latest budget seems to have annoyed some Hong Kong citizens. Hong Kong’s 2017-18 Budget revealed…

Moving mountains (of cash): RX to the record surplus and spending priorities of the HK government
Finance & Budget

Moving mountains (of cash): RX to the record surplus and spending priorities of the HK government

Hong Kong unveiled its annual financial budget on Wednesday, as the city found itself swimming in cash again. The budget, which came after Hong Kong’s…

New Budget gives equal focus to technology and relief measures
Finance & Budget

New Budget gives equal focus to technology and relief measures

The Budget of 2018-2019 saw a record high surplus of HK$1.38 billion and proposed to allocate around 50 billion each for measures to support the innovative industries and alleviate citizens’ financial burden, as…

拉布不再現
Finance & Budget

拉布不再現

本文由Harbour Times記者Benny Kwok翻譯,原文可見於《Filibuster flameout》(已於5月6日刊登)。 (圖:梁國雄坦言因長時間拉布已身心疲累,但他估計新一屆立法會將有更多拉布。)

Filibuster flameout
Finance & Budget

Filibuster flameout

As the embers cool on LegCo and  the election campaign fires up, the filibuster tactic is being cooled off  in favour of getting things done….