Apparel industry should further tap mainland market
The development of the apparel industry in Hong Kong depends greatly on consumption in the target market, and the Chinese mainland is definitely worthy of serious consideration.
High stakes at talks
Hopes are not high for the United Nations talks on climate change that resumed Monday in Doha.
Transfer of pensions
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security is soliciting public opinion on temporary rules for the transfer of pension accounts among three different types of pension programs. These rules, due to take effect next year, are meant to protect the rights and interests of migrant workers and the urban unemployed and will hopefully be the prelude to the real integration of rural laborers into the cities as local residents.
Finding the right balance
At the Asia Summit, a consensus was reached on launching negotiations for the China-Japan-Republic of Korea Free Trade Area.
Asian equities offer a huge wealth of potential
After a period of central bank tightening, monetary policy is being loosened, which is allowing economic growth to be stabilized. This is particularly true for Asia's largest economy, China.
Non-bank credit financing risks remain manageable
The rapid expansion of non-bank credit financing in China has rekindled concerns about rising financial and fiscal risks. However, we believe these risks remain manageable for now.
HK's ambitious plans to cut PRD emissions
The Hong Kong government aims to have all ocean-going vessels switch to cleaner fuels when they berth in Hong Kong waters before 2015.
China-South Korea: High-Tech Alliance
Chinese technology companies can upgrade by establishing a better partnership with South Korea, whose economy's strength can be found in its high-tech sector.
China should expect challenges in managing success
China should expect challenges as it manages its success both on the domestic front and in its relations with other countries, said a Singaporean academic.
US to keep playing trade war with China
If Obama wants to run his new term smoothly and successfully, he needs to create new job opportunities, increase US products' competitiveness and cool the growing anger among many who feel disenfranchised.
Interest rate reform would be good step
Liberalizing interest rates would support economic restructuring through the proper pricing of risk, it also can reduce income inequality and improve social welfare.
Encourage spending, not saving
As investment and exports lose steam to drive China's economic growth, the government's top priority is to boost domestic demand to maintain economic growth.