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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-05-11
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GDP growth could reach 4.5 percent in 2018: economist  Listenfacebook
Economist Andy Kwan says Hong Kong’s GDP growth for the whole of this year could come in at between four and four-and-a-half percent. He said the property market is buoyant and is creating a feel-good factor among consumers. But Kwan, who is the director of the ACE Centre for Business and Economic Research, said sentiment could be affected if a trade war breaks out between the U.S. and China. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Mahathir Mohammed's move was expected: correspondent  Listenfacebook
The newly-elected Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohammed has said that the imprisoned opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will get an immediate royal pardon. He said Anwar would be able to return to politics but did not elaborate on whether he would be brought into the cabinet straight away. RTHK’s Kuala Lumpur-based journalist Nick Beacroft told Annemarie Evans that the move by Mahathir was expected:
Philippines rule of law on shaky ground: correspondent  Listenfacebook
The Philippines' top court has voted to remove its chief justice, who faced ouster efforts after battling with President Rodrigo Duterte over human rights and his deadly war on drugs. The decision against Maria Sereno drew some 2,000 protesters to the Manila court who said it posed a grave threat to the nation's democracy. Sereno, the country's first female chief justice, is one of several high-profile critics who have found themselves targeted after speaking out against the president. RTHK’s Manila correspondent Alan Robles told Annemarie Evans that the rule of law in the country has now been placed on shaky ground:
First day of action went well, says Golf Association's president  Listenfacebook
There's a four-way tie at the top of the leader board after day one of the Hong Kong Ladies Open in Fanling. Taiwan's Chen Szu-han and Hsieh Yu-ling, together with Connie Chen from South Africa and Malaysia's Winnie Ng, all shot five-under par 67. China's Li Jia-yun is just one stroke behind, while local favourite Tiffany Chan is well positioned at three-under par. One-hundred-and-twenty players from 16 nations and territories are competing for prize money of US$150,000. The president of the Hong Kong Golf Association Yoshihiro Nishi told Jim Gould how the first day of action went: