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  1. Help clear the air- drop polluters from your portfolio

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... include some well-known companies listed in Hong Kong. According to Trucost, the 10 worst polluters in Asia include Hong Kong's CLP, mainland electricity generators Huaneng, China Resources ... with Tom Holland Hong Kongers would happily pay good money to breathe cleaner air, a new survey shows. Cleaner air is certainly a desirable thing, especially at the moment when it is all ...

  2. Polluting businesses should pay for cleaning up our environment

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our poor air quality is supposed to be driving away foreign investment. Some expatriates even warn Hong Kong that they will move their offices to other cities where the air is cleaner. ... we have to create a more 'favourable business climate'. Wait a minute mates, aren't the curses of climate warming, air pollution, and traffic congestion all due to unregulated ...

  3. Miserly efforts won't combat pollution

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The government has spent most of the HK$29 billion estimated to have been used on combating air pollution since 1999. Given the gravity of the problem and the damage ... would be simply to ban the worst-offending fuels and engines. If even poor, chaotic Dhaka and New Delhi can enforce such bans, why not Hong Kong? The only substantial actual cash outlay ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn It's alarming when people can't see the smog for the pollution One of the odd things about Hong Kong's poor air quality is that a lot of people are relatively ... from the mainland, where the air is even worse than here. Canning a banker bet as top earner Good to see that Canning Fok Kin-ning is not losing his touch and remains Hong Kong's highest ...

  5. Why HSBC won't be coming home to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Speculation is swirling that banking giant HSBC Holdings may be planning to shift its headquarters from London, where it has been based since the early 1990s, back to Hong Kong ... respond by shifting its headquarters from London to Hong Kong. The British authorities will be anxious to do nothing which could jeopardise London's revenue-generating role as a financial ...

  6. Caesium-137 detected in air at King's Park

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee The Observatory has detected for the first time the radioactive Caesium-137 in Hong Kong air. The substance was detected in the air sample on Friday and Saturday in King's ... to decay to half its original value. Professor Lee Chack-fan, an expert in earthquake risk management at the University of Hong Kong, said it was unlikely the minute concentration ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Wednesday, Kevin Sinclair proclaims and highlights an apparent exodus of people from Hong Kong due to pollution. He naively demands action to reduce the pollution and states that this action must come from the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments. Don't hold your breathe Kevin (cough). We are in this pollution mess because of government action. Take for example the HK ...

  8. Pension in the air

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Imagine this scenario for Hong Kong's pension scheme, known as Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF): every month investors get a single, simple statement detailing all ... and Malaysia). Instead, this is what Hong Kong gets: a sprawling patchwork of funds with uneven returns that lately have veered to loss. As people move from job to job, they collect a new MPF plan ...

  9. Huadian hopes to clear the air

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... water. In Hong Kong and on mainland exchanges, these include Huaneng Renewables (down more than 28 per cent in the year to date), China Datang (19 per cent in the red), Xinjiang Goldwind (more ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for this interim option, realising that more than 4,000 premature deaths are caused in Hong Kong every year due to air pollution. After all, this is in line with the same principle of offering financial ... Q Did the Hospital Authority's top executives deserve maximum bonuses? How many times do we in Hong Kong have to witness incompetent bureaucrats slapping each other on the back, ...




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