What's Next: Feb 22 , 2017

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang and his wife Selina arrive the High Court in Hong Kong, Feb 20, 2017.
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang and his wife Selina arrive the High Court in Hong Kong, Feb 20, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Ex-HK leader to be sentenced

Hong Kong's former chief executive Donald Tsang will be sentenced today after he was found guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city in a high-profile corruption trial.

Tsang, 72, was chief executive for seven years from 2005 and is the most senior city official in Hong Kong ever to be convicted in a criminal trial.

State Courts to launch guides

The State Courts are launching two guides today. The guides will serve as resources that individuals - in particular, insurers and motorists - can refer to when deciding how to award damages in civil litigation cases involving personal injuries and death, as well as in motor accident cases. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon will officiate the launch of the guides.

Hong Kong growth likely to dip

Hong Kong's economic growth is likely to have cooled in the fourth quarter of last year to 1.6 per cent from a year earlier, and could slow further to an eight-year low this year, unless the city finds a way to attract more tourists and revive flagging retail sales, analysts say.

Full-year growth is expected to slow sharply to 1.5 per cent from 2.4 per cent in 2015, as the city was hit early in 2016 by a slowdown in China. Hong Kong will unveil the data today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe