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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Offshore tax havens like Hong Kong contribute to poverty, says ActionAid

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... poverty and raise the risk of tax evasion, says British charity ActionAid. It found 36 per cent of HSBC's 1,527 subsidiaries are based in tax havens, including 91 HSBC subsidiaries in Hong ... of FTSE 100 companies such as Glencore International, while Macau is a haven to 12 subsidiaries, ActionAid says. Reacting to ActionAid's report, an HSBC spokesman said: "HSBC applies ...

  2. Reaching out 'therapy' for Leung, says aide

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's meet-the-people sessions are a kind of therapy, key supporter Barry Cheung Chun-yuen writes as a co-author in a book to be released at this year's Book Fair. Reaching out to residents wa ...

  3. It's inappropriate for C.Y. to comment, says top aide

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com It would be inappropriate for chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to comment on the June 4 issue, his top aide said, after Leung shrugged off media questions about it at least four times yesterday. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said: 'Under the 'one country two systems', it may not be convenient for Leung Chun-ying, as chief ...

  4. Learning outside the class aids students to develop

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer Most Hong Kong students choose to study overseas in countries such as Australia or Canada, in order to gain access to a wide range of high quality courses offered by highly ranked universities, to improve their language skills and to benef ...

  5. Tang admits aide called university on half-done poll

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Simpson Cheung Chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday admitted that one of his campaign aides had called Baptist University in connection with a poll that appeared to show him gaining in popularity on his chief rival, Leung Chung-ying. The call, which Tang said had been made by his communications adviser, Lucy Chan Wai-yee, was placed before data ...

  6. Tang recruits heavyweights as campaign aides

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Bank of East Asia chairman David Li Kwok-po will head the campaign office of Henry Tang Ying-yen for the chief executive election. And Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, former chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, will be am ...

  7. Scud's latest X-rated film with Aids Concern is a hot ticket, but party proves a bigger hit

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the shared spirit of pushing boundaries, Aids Concern partnered with the producer and director to host the charity premiere of his X-rated fourth film, Love Actually... Sucks! at the Grand cinema in Elements mall on Tuesday night. Supporters of the Aids awareness organisation and Scud fans packed the reception area of the cinema, chatting, posing for photos and buying the HK$400 tickets ...

  8. Aides push for bike parking at Legco offices

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christopher DeWolf The government has come under pressure to provide space for bicycle parking at its new headquarters at Tamar in Admiralty. Twenty-five assistants to legislative councillors signed a letter addressed to Legislative Council president Tsan ...

  9. Hong Kong expertise can aid rail crash investigation

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Tien The Wenzhou rail disaster is a double tragedy, with the loss of at least 40 lives and China's credibility as a nation of speed and rail reliability. To get to the bottom of this catastrophe, the State Council has set up a special investi ...

  10. Net security aid offers shunned, firm says

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com An award-winning internet security company says that its rich resources are ready and waiting to inform and protect the public from online threats- but a government watchdog is standing in the way. Michael Gazeley, managing dire ...




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