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54 pages

Published

July 2017

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On a semi-annual basis

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Hong Kong’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Hong Kong’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Hong Kong’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Hong Kong? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Hong Kong’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Hong Kong’s economy rely on external trade?
  • What are the key production sectors for the Hong Kong’s economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Hong Kong compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Hong Kong’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Hong Kong’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Hong Kong compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Hong Kong changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Hong Kong?
  • How are Hong Kong’s competitive factors compared to those of others?
  • Is it easy to do business in Hong Kong?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Hong Kong?
  • How good is Hong Kong in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Hong Kong’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Hong Kong?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Hong Kong?
  • How is income distributed in Hong Kong and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Hong Kong?
  • How has quality of life in Hong Kong changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Hong Kong’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Hong Kong’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Hong Kong’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Hong Kong’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Hong Kong’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Hong Kong changed over the past few months?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Hong Kong’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Hong Kong and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Hong Kong’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Hong Kong?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Hong Kong?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Hong Kong have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the HKD performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Hong Kong and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency