Tapping into betting duties and heated tobacco products as alternative revenue streams
Finance & Budget

Tapping into betting duties and heated tobacco products as alternative revenue streams

In times of trouble, the government should open its options and pursue new revenue streams instead of driving deficits.

Budget gaps make IT sector vulnerable to threats
Finance & Budget

Budget gaps make IT sector vulnerable to threats

Although the government is pouring out billions to keep Hong Kong afloat, the lack of specificity in its funding won’t benefit the IT sector in…

Handouts a focus of debate as Hong Kong set to deliver annual budget
Finance & Budget

Handouts a focus of debate as Hong Kong set to deliver annual budget

One-off subsidies are not the answer to Hong Kong’s economic downturn, experts suggest. Photo: Victoria Harbour by Bernard Spragg

O’Rear Guard Action: David O’Rear returns on Budget 2018
Economy

O’Rear Guard Action: David O’Rear returns on Budget 2018

David O’Rear is the former Chief Economist of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a legend in Hong Kong economics…

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….

Flats and love: Simon Lee’s Rx on the Budget #2
Land & Housing

Flats and love: Simon Lee’s Rx on the Budget #2

Leading political analyst Simon Lee (李兆富) says there is hardly any alternative over the property cooling measures and Housing Reserve. But he believes the money master…

‘Another wasted opportunity’ David Webb in HT’s Budget Rx #1
Regulation

‘Another wasted opportunity’ David Webb in HT’s Budget Rx #1

The Budget is not particularly appealing to free market advocates like David Webb, even though there is a wee bit of hope for improved securities…

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #6 – Kenneth Leung (梁繼昌)
Economy

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #6 – Kenneth Leung (梁繼昌)

What’s an FS to do with $100 billion spare cash? LegCo members weigh in on priorities for the surplus, whatever it is. Today: Kenneth Leung.

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #5 – Sin Chung-kai (單仲偕)
Economy

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #5 – Sin Chung-kai (單仲偕)

What’s an FS to do with $100 billion spare cash? LegCo members weigh in on priorities for  the surplus, whatever it is. Today: Sin Chung-kai.