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  1. Our safari tourists in the political jungle

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... was to freeze Lehman's assets in Hong Kong to prevent them from being repatriated back to bankruptcy courts in the US - to the benefit of US creditors. Lehman, for example, owns, or used to own, ... 'It's unconscionable the government makes no effort to stop the repatriation of Lehman's Hong Kong assets back to the US bankruptcy court,' he wrote. 'It seems all Hong Kong ...

  2. Pressure on chief to avoid recession

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... it was struggling to service an US$8.8 billion debt and was facing bankruptcy. Mr Ho is expected to calm the public about Macau's economic health and what his government can do in the event of a casino ...

  3. Chen faces fresh graft inquiry

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... not know whether that's connected to president Chen Shui-bian in any way.' Palau's judicial authorities reported that the bank declared bankruptcy in 2007 and records of many ...

  4. Beijing shows new signs of forcing media to toe line

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... down last month after preparing a piece on the bankruptcy of the Linfen Textile Factory and protests by thousands of workers. The programme did not air. 'Censors criticised the finished ...

  5. Cab Chat

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The minibond investors got what they deserved and the current government only cares about the business elite, argues 44-year-old Choi Pui-lam. I have closely watched the news on the global economic downturn. But I have experienced many storms ove ...

  6. More bureaucrats going bankrupt

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The number of insolvency or bankruptcy cases involving civil servants rose 37 per cent to 130 last year, according to a Civil Service Bureau paper submitted to the Legislative Council. The Independent Commission Against Corruption received 1,062 reports of alleged corruption by civil servants, an 11 per cent increase over 2008. ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secretary for environment, transport and works (environment), and was also director of environmental protection. Both appointees joined the civil service in 1974. bankruptcy filings up slightly on last year The number of personal bankruptcy petitions presented last month was 810, down from 1,016 in March, the Official Receiver's Office said. Compulsory winding-up petitions fell ...

  8. In Brief

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

    ... Provincial cash crisis eases The number of county administrations on the brink of bankruptcy has been reduced from 791 two years ago to 27 thanks to the central government's financial assistance, Xinhua reports. It said the government had spent 38.5 billion yuan in the past two years to help regional authorities restructure their finances. County administrations were given cash ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bankruptcy petitions rise in may Personal bankruptcy petitions rose by almost one-fifth last month to 959, 149 petitions more than in April, the government said. This brought the five-month total ...

  10. Downturn poses hard questions for Greece

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that Greece is not far from bankruptcy, we should give them a hand. All the same, it may be controversial to let Greece stay in the EU. The union is not a charitable organisation committed to taking ...




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