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  1. Harsh lesson to learn- without taking a class

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei It's the ultimate hard lesson in learning English. Two years after a language institute closed down, a student who did not have the chance to take a single lesson is still being chased for debts for course equipment she never had a chance to u ...

  2. Students told to pay despite firm's failure

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Students of a failed language institute are being asked to pay tuition fees to a finance company even though the school closed in January, just four months into the academic year. The demand has come from Aeon Credit Service, which says it bou ...

  3. Right on the money

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the economic crisis deepens, academics are devising innovative ways to keep track of events, writes Charmaine Carvalho At the first class of the semester in September, Xia Chun told students in his investment analysis course they would be witnessing hi ...

  4. Celebrity tutor bankrupt after fight against school

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Joyce Man

    ... been declared bankrupt. In a hearing yesterday, the High Court allowed a bankruptcy petition taken out against Fan by King's Glory Education Centre and related companies. Fan did ... things like advertising and printing handouts,' he said. He remained defiant, saying his mood was not affected by the bankruptcy order. 'I am bankrupt because they wanted me to be. ...

  5. letters

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Minibond losses should be minimised Hongkongers who bought minibonds issued by Lehman Brothers want their money back. Investors were shocked when the reputed American bank suddenly went bankrupt. Local minibond holders are helpless. They can only wait to ...

  6. Surviveand thrive

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chiu Po-sze The Student Melody Liu had been working in banking for six years when the world was rocked by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent global financial crisis. Liu's bachelor's degree in political science had provided her with good training in analytical and presentational skills but, spurred on by the world financial panic, she decided to enrol ...

  7. Adapt student loan plan to help needy

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to make reckless investments. Some simply opt for bankruptcy when they cannot repay. To tackle the problem, a loan cap of HK$300,000, a level based on the tuition fee, has been proposed. To create ...

  8. Global opportunities

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... corporate bankruptcy and financial distress. It is a rare opportunity to learn from someone like him.' Professor Mark Seasholes, the programme's academic director, says the course has ...

  9. Don't coddle students who default on loans

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cent, they simply walk away. If push comes to shove, they declare bankruptcy. They seem pretty sure the government can't touch them. The school year that ended in August 2010 saw a 20 per ...

  10. Moral education can fill the ethical vacuum

    Posted Feb 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is on the wall: these graduates simply don't care. Their outstanding loans amounted to HK$117 million. Some irresponsible graduates have resorted to declaring bankruptcy to avoid repayment, leaving the government to pick up the tab. As the Chinese saying goes: 'Four years later, I'll emerge a new person' (referring to the time it takes to be discharged from bankruptcy). Last year, ...




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