“Speed and simplicity” for HK’s relief package, recommends Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Finance & Budget

“Speed and simplicity” for HK’s relief package, recommends Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants has a few words of advice for the proposed $137.5 billion relief package, approved last week in the Legislative…

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 relief measures may leave “little Fintech guys” behind
Finance & Budget

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 relief measures may leave “little Fintech guys” behind

Financial aid for the pandemic may not be providing help where it’s really needed for the IT sector, but direct funds are still crucial. Photo:…

Historic HK$137.5 billion relief package leaves out the laid off
Finance & Budget

Historic HK$137.5 billion relief package leaves out the laid off

Despite the massive package, the billions going into relief measures won’t save sacked employees. Photo: Diane Robert

How Not to Budget for Hong Kong
Finance & Budget

How Not to Budget for Hong Kong

The 2020-21 Budget demonstrates the Hong Kong government’s inability to address structural reforms and responsibly plan for the city’s fiscal future. Photo: Hong Kong by…

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

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019
Democracy

Year in Review: Policies that shook Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong experienced a momentous year that affected all parts of its society. Harbour Times highlights the city’s top policy moments in 2019. Photo: A…

Think tank urges the government to put Hong Kong’s inequality on the agenda
Finance & Budget

Think tank urges the government to put Hong Kong’s inequality on the agenda

A business group’s report directly addresses inequality in Hong Kong; it suggests that the government should do the same.

Legislation needed to validate SFC regulatory framework for crypto exchanges in Hong Kong
Finance & Budget

Legislation needed to validate SFC regulatory framework for crypto exchanges in Hong Kong

The SFC’s new regulatory framework is a start, but legislation should be undertaken to substantiate these measures. Photo: Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency by BeatingBetting.co.uk