HK may lose freest economy title if it remains “shackled by government”, Fraser warns
Business

HK may lose freest economy title if it remains “shackled by government”, Fraser warns

Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World 2019 annual report ranks Hong Kong at its #1 spot – but not without a word of caution. …

Hong Kong Regulators Mull Marketwide Circuit Breaker
Business

Hong Kong Regulators Mull Marketwide Circuit Breaker

Hong Kong’s regulator, the SFC, is considering introducing a circuit break mechanism to the HKEx.

A World Cities Summit without Asia’s World City?
Economy

A World Cities Summit without Asia’s World City?

The World Cities Summit is missing one ‘World City’: Hong Kong. What is Hong Kong missing in return? by Waltraut Ritter, Knowledge Dialogues The number…

“Hong Kong City” proposed in Greater Bay Area
Economy

“Hong Kong City” proposed in Greater Bay Area

The policy centre Business Professionals in Hong Kong has created a plan to transport a slice of Hong Kong into the mainland. Positioned as an…

China should lead in creating new sustainable international development model

Ed Note: While Harbour Times normally only looks at Hong Kong policy, our author here anticipates Hong Kong officials participating in mainland governance bodies will…

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

Global free trade trumps protectionism, Australia says

Australia’s trade minister Steven Ciobo delivered a speech in Hong Kong, one of the world’s freest economies, on Monday (19 March) to advocate open trade…

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…

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City

Making more government datasets available could not only boost the economy. It may even save lives.

Shanghai Disneyland? Hakuna matata, say HK tourism representatives!
Economy

Shanghai Disneyland? Hakuna matata, say HK tourism representatives!

Tourism representatives are not too worried that the opening of the Shanghai theme park will worsen the state of the local tourism industry.