Digital transformation and financial hardship burden women entrepreneurs in a pandemic-ridden world
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Digital transformation and financial hardship burden women entrepreneurs in a pandemic-ridden world

Businesswomen in Hong Kong and around the world face greater challenges in the pandemic, a recent survey finds. Women entrepreneurs have been harder hit than…

Free trade policy and necessary lockdown favoured by English-speaking Hong Kong citizens amid COVID-19 economic downturn
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Free trade policy and necessary lockdown favoured by English-speaking Hong Kong citizens amid COVID-19 economic downturn

Despite the temporal damage to the economy, respondents to a poll conducted by C|T Group does not oppose lockdown if there is another COVID wave….

Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals
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Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals

Transformations such as promoting local tourism and re-examining the industry’s possibilities could determine its survival. Photo: Hong Kong Film Awards Statue, Avenue of Stars, Hong…

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

HKGCC: Rating agencies have “questionable credibility”
2016 LegCo election

HKGCC: Rating agencies have “questionable credibility”

The biggest and oldest business association in Asia’s financial capital dismisses the rating agencies by referring to their black history during 2008 Wall Street credit…

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.

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #4 – Lo Wai-kwok (盧偉國)
Economy

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #4 – Lo Wai-kwok (盧偉國)

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

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #3 – Yiu Si-wing (姚思榮)
Economy

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #3 – Yiu Si-wing (姚思榮)

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

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #2 – Regina Ip (葉劉淑儀)
Economy

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #2 – Regina Ip (葉劉淑儀)

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

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #1- Chan Yuen-han (陳婉嫻)
Economy

Budget 2016: Spending the surplus #1- Chan Yuen-han (陳婉嫻)

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

Energy change: You don’t want it bad enough
Economy

Energy change: You don’t want it bad enough

Hong Kongers are spoiled by their energy providers in the things that matter. Politicians have bigger fish to fry instead of wrangling over the Scheme…

BRICS a bust
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BRICS a bust

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Harbour View: Retort to Big Lychee on Parallel Traders
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Harbour View: Retort to Big Lychee on Parallel Traders

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The Financial Secretary wants to be your friend
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The Financial Secretary wants to be your friend

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觀點:「水」盡則「山」窮
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觀點:「水」盡則「山」窮

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CY Leung blasts pan-dems for filibustering
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CY Leung blasts pan-dems for filibustering

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Hong Kong’s road to El Dorado
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Hong Kong’s road to El Dorado

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Spain CG: Excellent time to invest in Spain now
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Spain CG: Excellent time to invest in Spain now

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梁振英任內第三份施政報告重點內容
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梁振英任內第三份施政報告重點內容

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Post- Occupy, CY Leung focuses on Housing and Youth in 2015 Policy Address
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Post- Occupy, CY Leung focuses on Housing and Youth in 2015 Policy Address

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