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  1. ESF parents fume at early demand for payment

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Simon Parry

    ... of January in advance fees and levies for the school year starting next August. A letter has gone out to parents asking for a HK$16,000 deposit along with HK$25,000 to cover the new refundable levy ... of the levy and steep rises in ESF school fees over the past five years- has angered some parents, who say it is excessive and that deposits should no longer be necessary now the controversial levy ...

  2. Focus on China, Islamic banking

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Islamic finance, including commercial contracts and financial transactions. They will study the history of and current trends in Islamic banking, deposit products, retail and enterprise financing, ... are expected to become well-rounded in banking knowledge and skills,' Young says. As a global finance programme, PDGF offers overseas trips. For example, students can visit Shanghai to learn about ...

  3. Students angry bank published details of loan defaulters

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai A bank has caused a furore by placing two half-page announcements in a Guangzhou newspaper listing the personal details of 535 college graduates who owe it money. In the Thursday announcement in the Yangcheng Evening News, the Guangdong branch of the Agricultural Bank of China said the former students- from 22 universities and colleges in the province- had still not repaid ...

  4. Teacher convicted for bad cheques

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the cheques- A1 College's premises were shut over rental problems. When students and parents tried to cash the cheques three months later, bank staff 'returned' them and asked them ... 'evasive' when giving evidence. She said the account balance showed 42 HK cents at the end of March and noted that Sze did not deposit money into the account even when he had some income after ...

  5. School director bilked parents, court hears

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to bribe a bank worker. Wang Qingmao, 57, director of the Shenzhen Huamao Experimental School, appeared in the city's Intermediate People's Court yesterday. He was charged with embezzling more than 300 million yuan that parents had given to the school as deposits and offering 1.25 million yuan to a staff member at a mainland bank as a bribe to secure a 220 million yuan loan. ...

  6. Enrolment deposit scheme 'pays off'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem ESF schools nearly full The English Schools Foundation says a controversial enrolment deposit parents were asked to pay before the end of the last school year has been 'a ... without warning during the summer break last year, leaving schools with vacancies. Chris Forse, head of parent and student services, this week admitted the deposit had been ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a contract was about $200,000. Last week, International Bank of Asia struck on the same idea, offering punters a $50 ParknShop voucher for depositing IPO refund cheques exceeding $500,000. Punters can receive up to $1,000 in vouchers if they deposit $10 million. Put another way, they can receive 'free' shopping worth one hundredth of 1 per cent of their deposit. What ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, that is the assumption that equity or corporate bonds in the long run will outperform bank deposits. The MPF scheme exists to help people with their retirement. All ... structure has already been completed to improve existing bank regulations and ensure better protection of investors. I would suggest that all investment products sold at banks, whether ...

  9. 'Persecuted' educator quit city over loan scandal

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... predecessors' problem. But we will only target you.' Liang admitted buying two flats for HK$7 million in summer 2007, saying she covered the deposit with money inherited from her parents ... it to Liang that she used money from the loans to cover overdrafts in bank accounts, including a joint account held with her husband and the account of Wonderful Idea (HK), a private company set up ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asian must bank on the hopes of its youth

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by NOELEEN HEYZER

    ... Noeleen Heyzer says they need guidance towards meaningful employment and engagement in society Hopes of Asia's youth hold the promise of a more sustainable future for all The recent Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development focused ...




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