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HK seen posting budget surplus of up to HK$75b

Analysts see sharply higher revenues from land sales and stamp duties, far outstripping official estimates

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Analysts have forecast that the Hong Kong government, in its upcoming budget this Wednesday, will report a surplus in the range of HK$70 billion (S$12.8 billion) to HK$75 billion for the fiscal year of 2016-2017, far outstripping the government's HK$11.4 billion estimate.

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ANALYSTS have forecast that the Hong Kong government, in its upcoming budget this Wednesday, will report a surplus in the range of HK$70 billion (S$12.8 billion) to HK$75 billion for the fiscal year of 2016-2017, far outstripping the government's HK$11.4 billion estimate.

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