The Financial Secretary Phone-In will be live on Radio 3, from 8-9am tomorrow, Friday March 1st. Paul Chan will join us in the studio to answer your questions, with hosts Janice Wong and Jim Gould. This programme will also be broadcast on RTHK TVs 31 and 32.
This is your chance to speak directly to the Financial Secretary, to ask him questions, and to tell him what you think of this year's budget.
So, call us on 233 88 266 to have your say.
Friday March 1st - 8-9am - on Radio 3.
On Thursday's Money Talk, Steven Filby will be joined by Enzio Von Pfeil, a capital preservation specialist at Financial Shield and Le Xia, who is Asia Chief Economist at BBVA Research. In Your Money, given that it’s February 29th, I will be speaking with Eleanor Coleman, Principal Partner and Founder of The Financial Empowerment Group at St James Place, not on whether women should be proposing to men, but on how we can be empowering ourselves better financially. Plus, we’ll get a View from the US with RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
On Thursday's special edition of Backchat, we're examining the 2024-25 budget.
Delivering his financial blueprint at the Legislative Council on Wednesday, the Financial Secretary Paul Chan announced a wide range of measures—from the much-expected removal of all remaining property curbs to the extension of tax concessions for electric vehicles, and $65 million to help develop Hong Kong into a green maritime fuel-bunkering centre.
However, there was a mixture of good and bad news about Hong Kong's economy. Unemployment is down, while both economic growth and visitor arrivals are up. But so too is the budget deficit, which will surpass HK$100 billion this year—almost twice last year's forecast.
And although there are no plans for a sales tax, some other taxes are increasing, with the government planning to collect a 3% Hotel Accommodation Tax.
Tell us what you think of this year's budget, we want to hear from you! Do call us anytime on 2338 8266 and join the conversation. WhatsApp us on 6899 8518. Comment on our Facebook page. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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