Hong Kong

Hong Kong to rule on landmark maids residency case

A Hong Kong court was set to rule on Thursday whether foreign maids should be allowed to settle permanently in the city, in a landmark case which has sparked frenzied debate on equal treatment.

Henry Tang resigns to mull run for CE

Joseph Li China Daily 29.09.2011
Henry Tang resigns to mull run for CE

Henry Tang resigned the post of chief secretary for administration on Wednesday, setting the stage for a two-horse race to succeed Donald Tsang as the SAR's Chief Executive (CE) next year.

China firm execs and fund manager charged in HK

Hong Kong authorities have charged two executives at a Chinese agricultural firm and a fund manager for a US-based company with insider dealing, documents showed Wednesday.

HK gov't welcomes Google's plan to set up data center

The Hong Kong government welcomes Google's announcement of its plan to build a data center in Hong Kong on Wednesday, saying it believes that Google could leverage Hong Kong's competitive edge to further enhance its business in the region.

Hong Kong jewellery fair closes amid caution

Aaron Weinman Jeweller Magazine 27.09.2011
Hong Kong jewellery fair closes amid caution

Loose diamond exhibitors at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair noted some softening of prices as buyers were prepared to hold out on making large volume purchases while jewellery buyers were cautious.

PCCW eyes $1.3bn HK listing by spinning-off unit

The Hong Kong communications firm PCCW, which is owned by the son of tycoon Li Ka-Shing, is looking to raise as much as 10bn Hong Kong dollars ($1.3bn; £829m) in a share sale.

Hong Kong's crime rate falls 0.2%

Deng Shasha Xinhua 27.09.2011
Hong Kong's crime rate falls 0.2%

Hong Kong's crime situation remained stable in the first eight months of the year, with a 0.2 percent year-on-year decrease in the overall crime rate, the city' s Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee said Monday.

J.J. Ng, center, and two friends pose with the free Apple T-shirts they received at the company’s store opening in Hong Kong.

Apple Inc. opened its long-awaited first store in Hong Kong on Saturday, with thousands of fans of the computer and gadget maker pouring in on the first day. Some Apple enthusiasts had camped out for nearly two days to secure a place at the head o...

Hong Kong: Inflation Eased To 5.7% In August

Inflation in Hong Kong eased in August. Headline consumer price index (CPI) rose by 5.7% compared to a year ago, falling from 7.9% rise in July. Excluding the effect of government one-off relief measures, the core inflation was 6.3% yoy, which i...

'Golden Week' not so golden for Hong Kong

Mainland Chinese tourists seem less enthusiastic about visiting Hong Kong this year during the week-long Chinese National Day holiday, or "Golden Week."

Hong Kong Remains World's Freest Economy

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office 21.09.2011
Hong Kong Remains World's Freest Economy

Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy according to the findings of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2011 Annual Report released today by the Cato Institute and published by Canada's Fraser Institute. This marks the 15th consecutive year H...

Hong Kong inflation will become nightmare

Hong Kong's consumer prices will keep rising and become a "nightmare" that will hurt the economy, Tao Dong, chief economist for non-Japan Asia at Credit Suisse said.

Hong Kong Dollar Becomes Yuan Convertibility Bet: China Credit

Fion Li, David Yong San Francisco Chronicle 21.09.2011
Hong Kong Dollar Becomes Yuan Convertibility Bet: China Credit

Expectations for Hong Kong dollar moves against the U.S. currency more than tripled in the past year as investors bet faster inflation and a more convertible yuan will hasten an end to the city's fixed exchange rate.

Vodafone to Partner With Billionaire Li's Hutchison in Hong Kong

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) said it reached an agreement with Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s local mobile-phone unit to offer wireless services after ending a partnership with SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd.

HSBC Named Diana Cesar Hong Kong Head Of Retail Banking And Wealth Management

HSBC Holdings PLC (HBC) named Diana Cesar head of retail banking and wealth management in Hong Kong, effective Sept. 1, the U.K.-based lender said Tuesday.

Poor women in Hong Kong at greater risk from advanced breast cancer

Advanced breast cancer in Hong Kong is four times more prevalent among poorer patients of the disease, possible due to lower screening rates, a report published Tuesday has found.

HKTDC Poised to Take Hong Kong Economy to New Heights

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will help drive Hong Kong's economy into a prosperous new era, HKTDC Chairman Jack So told a cocktail reception at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The reception, which marked the HKTD...

Hong Kong unemployment falls to 13-year low

Hong Kong said Tuesday its unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest in more than 13 years thanks largely to a strong local economy, but analysts warned the figure could rise again.

Taxis In Hong Kong Rank Among World's Best

Jasmine Williams ThirdAge 20.09.2011
Taxis In Hong Kong Rank Among World's Best

Hong Kong taxis were added to the top 10 ranking of world’s best taxis; London and New York cabs have been top-rated globally for the past four years.

HK Film Archive's "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies" launches with Simon Yam as ambassador

Hong Kong has a rich cinematic heritage and enjoys widespread global success. The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA)'s new programme, "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies", will feature 100 films from 1916 to 1999, including silent movies, documentaries with...

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