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  1. Cut-price Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Tony Tyler, the new chief executive of Cathay Pacific, yesterday said the carrier would offer more cheap tickets on its Vancouver route after new player Oasis added a service to the Canadian city last month. 'I understand that Oasis will sell seats v ...

  2. Accountants' Canada dispute may be a job for Macau's Mr Fixit

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Edmund Ho Hau-wah, who began his second term as Macau's chief executive yesterday, bore the exuberant praise of China's most powerful man, President Hu Jintao, with the confidence and modesty characteristic of his profession. Mr Ho is, after all, an accountant. After gaining his qualifications as a chartered certified accountant in Canada in the 1980s, he went ...

  3. Promoter denies asking for US$2m to bring in Stones

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong concert promoter has dismissed claims in an official report that she requested a US$2 million fee for bringing the Rolling Stones to the city for Harbour Fest last year. An independent panel's report into the festival, release ...

  4. Suspect in bank fraud surrenders

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... after seven years of self-imposed exile in Canada. Li Dongzhe, 45, is said to have played a key role in the fraud from 2000 to 2004, Xinhua reported yesterday, quoting a statement from ... smuggling case in Xiamen, Fujian, was repatriated from Canada in late July, after fleeing the mainland for 12 years. Meanwhile, Zeng Hanlin, 66, a millionaire who fled to Canada in 2004 ...

  5. Canadian businesses urged to use HK as springboard into China

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.53pm: Canada's small and medium enterprises should use Hong Kong as a gateway to tap into the growing mainland market, one of Canada's leaders said ... is Canada's sixth largest city and located near Toronto. Ms McCallion led a 12-member trade mission to Hong Kong in November. She said Canadian businesses could enjoy protection under Hong Kong's ...

  6. Democrats accuse government of dodging debate on GST

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Democratic Party members yesterday accused the government of insincerity in its efforts to consult the public on the proposed goods and services tax (GST) after releasing a survey showing a new high of 70 per cent of respondents opposed to it. ...

  7. Don't let return of good times delay GST

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A recent survey of visitors to Hong Kong found that most were against the introduction of a sales tax on their purchases here. This is hardly surprising: no one likes new taxes, and tourists are no exception. A possible fall in tourist spending and other ...

  8. Ex-bank worker faces trial on bribery charges

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former Hang Seng Bank marketing supervisor will be tried in the Court of First Instance for allegedly accepting bribes to help two companies get credit arrangements worth more than HK$900 million between 1994 and 1998. Wong Tai-wai, 55, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday after being deported from Canada on seven counts of accepting a bribe and also ...

  9. Tang hands all tax-base moves to future team

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Finance chief suggests next government look at new levies Any measures to broaden the tax base would be left to the next administration, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday on release of the government's tax-reform repor ...

  10. Sales-tax protesters on march

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung About 200 people braved a thunderstorm to protest against the proposed goods and services tax (GST) yesterday. Legislator Sin Chung-kai of the Democratic Party, which organised the march from Wan Chai to Central, said Financial Secretary Henr ...




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