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Inspirations from ECFA

2010-07-19

兩岸關係發展一日千里,繼2008年底落實三通,兩岸經濟合作框架協議(ECFA)亦於上月底正式簽署,標誌兩岸關係踏上新台階,兩岸在經貿及文化領域的交流合作將更頻繁。


Hong Kong Consumer Confidence Survey (Second Quarter Report 2010)

2010-07-14

Local consumers’ confidence over economic expectations and economic behaviours in the next three months weakens in comparison with that of the previous quarter, according to the second quarter consumer confidence survey in 2010 released today by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (BFRC).



Rethinking housing for the elderly

2010-06-09
Following an earlier study of optional retirement, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (“The BFRC”) today released the second part of its competitiveness studies into ageing population, which sought to tackle the city’s elderly housing issues from a new perspective.

Hong Kong Consumer Confidence Survey (First Quarter Report 2010)

2010-04-28
Local consumer confidence for the next three months weakens significantly in comparison with that of the previous quarter, according to the first quarter consumer confidence survey in 2010 released today by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (BFRC).


Financial planning for nurturing talents

2010-04-10

筆者近期與官員、區議員、學者、會計師及金融界人士接觸,分享彼此對預算案的見解,從中有所啟發。因此,雖然早前已在此欄表達對預算案的意見,仍希望與大家分享一些新觀點。


Ageing in place should come first

2010-03-15

香港醫療制度的發展,長遠而言需要逐漸從「有病才醫」的舊思維,轉型到預防患病,普及健康的新觀念。智經提倡的加強基層醫療,正是要促進服務使用者及提供者的正確行為模式,建立跨專業「團隊式」醫療服務模式,邁向全民共享的醫療改革方向。


A moderate adjustment more suitable for the housing market

2010-03-10

下年度預算案提出穩定樓市措施,回應市民對樓價及樓市長遠健康發展的關注。智經早於3年前探討香港長遠競爭力時,已留意到高地價問題,建議政府可因應本地出生率、家庭規模等不同因素,制定中長期預測以安排土地拍賣,取代視乎價格高低賣地的做法,從而令土地供應較為穩定。我們很高興看到預算案中,提出將優化現行賣地政策。


Principles of public finance

2010-02-18

財政司司長即將發表新一份《財政預算案》。一般估計,政府財赤比預期逾390億元為少,更可望取得盈餘。因應庫房財政改善,社會上對預算案抱有更大期望,有部分人士要求增加利得稅、薪俸稅及印花稅,以補貼幫助弱勢社群的額外需要。無可否認,貧富懸殊在香港備受關注,政府亦不諱言,要採取有力措施減少貧窮人口。不過,通過徵收更高稅項以達到財富再分配,這做法是否最適宜、最有利香港長遠競爭力,社會各界有需要深入討論。