Recently, sales performance of each industry kept weakening. Devaluation of Japanese currency left
poor performance of tourism. ‘March is used to the peak season, its full bookings. However, we rent
out nothing, not a single room.’ Vice president of Hong Kong Association of Hostels Limited said.
Property development was impacted by increase in threshold of mortgage. The volume of transaction is
as low as that during SARS. There are only 11 transactions of Taikoo Shing, Quarry Bay in March, stated by Centaline Property Agency officer.
Mini-bus and bus in Central and Western District will suffered when the West Island Line launch.
Passengers are decreased by 30 percent, stated by minibus drivers who serviced between Sai Wan and
Mong Kok. Mr. Ng, minibus driver who servicing between Causeway Bay and Sai Wan, planned to drop
down the charge by $2 to $10 per route against West Island Line launch and might change the
profession if customers’ turnover still weakened.