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  1. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Microcredit schemes struggling to aid China's rural poor

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Providing small loans to help reduce poverty has been widely successful globally, but various problems hamper similar moves on the mainland Microcredit schemes struggle to aid rural poor The first investments by a long-awaited fund dedicated to helping the poor through financial services has helped shed light on the huge hurdles still facing microcredit ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    China to play big role in new regional lender

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:42am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as aiding China's leadership goals Planned Asia bank to boost China's ... that receive the aid as collateral," Liu said. "Therefore the safety of the investments is secure, which in turn enables the lenders to raise funds on the capital markets at relatively low ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Officials once planned to build 'mini Hong Kong' in Guangzhou

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Gary Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... development from the government. A similar idea was also raised by Leung aides in the One Country Two Systems Research Institute late last year. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New hope for Kwu Tung elderly people set to lose homes for new town

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:17am by Olga Wong

    ... has lived in a home without government aid for six years and would consider moving with his "home-mates" to Tuen Mun. "The poorest people in the world are the lonely ones." ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai Long Sai Wan residents call for judicial review on country park plan

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Proposal to include their homes in protected area prompts Tai Long Sai Wan residents to seek judicial review as listing looms Villagers win aid ... assistance for a judicial review. The legal challenge, funded by the Legal Aid Department, will come as the government is scheduled to gazette the country park proposal on October 11 and introduce ...

  6. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    Countryside spending could prove decisive for Indian PM

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... the best option for running India. The government's programmes to aid the rural poor have saddled India with one of Asia's widest budget deficits and contributed to consumer price ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Flower pots no bed of roses for homeless

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... said. Four of the street sleepers are seeking legal aid for court action against the eviction. The Ferry Street works are separate from a bigger project costing HK$32 million to transform ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Pet park plans at centre of homeless row

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... street sleepers applied for legal aid last Friday and were prepared to take the government to court. "The government, together with the Yau Tsim Mong District Council's reasons ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Work on West Lantau farm project hits legal snag

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Investigators are checking whether tractors intruded into a country park in Yi O while accessing a farm run by Leung Chun-ying aide Work on West Lantau farm hits legal snag Conservation officers are investigating whether a large-scale farm business run by a top government adviser and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying supporter has unlawfully intruded ...

  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hubei backwater struggles to meet Li Keqiang's order to grow

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... with only about 260 households benefiting as of last year. In the past, a village could only get 100,000 to 200,000 yuan for a poverty alleviation scheme, which was only enough to aid a few ...




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