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  1. MPF rewards vendors today to detriment of society tomorrow

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the purpose of which was to reinforce the idea of conservatism and allegiance to national institutions. We could also look at the very successful Central Provident Fund (CPF) in Singapore. We may ... Provident Fund (MPF) as presently organised is a blot on our society with nothing to recommend it. Deception and impoverishment of the elderly are particularly nasty features. Observers of the US ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    US hits back at claims that ‘external forces’ are backing Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:20pm

    ... that provides a meaningful choice of candidates representative of the voters’ will,” Robinson wrote in an email to the South China Morning Post. US diplomats regularly meet with a broad cross-section ... Meanwhile, Chan Cho-kwong, chairman of the Junior Police Officers’ Association, said his organisation had set up a concern group with the Police Inspectors’ Association to provide financial aid, ...

  3. Move over MPF and let citizens save themselves

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of this column. I shall therefore restrict myself to a recent suggestion that our model should be the Central Provident Fund of Singapore because it is run by the government rather than by greedy bankers. ... Jake van der Kamp Is there hope for the MPF? SCMP headline, June 4 No, there isn't. Why beat around the bush? The Mandatory Provident Fund drains its beneficiaries of money they could ...

  4. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    China sovereign wealth funds provide safe route to investment success

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by Ray Chan

    ... wealth funds Sometimes, investing in the mainland is a bit like stumbling into the Twilight Zone- especially if you are thinking about being a strategic investor in a major initial public ... projects previously closed to them has yielded almost no significant interest. The reality is that under a centrally planned economic system, the best way to do business is probably to partner ...


    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 17: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:52am by Staff Reporters

    ... publishing Oriental Daily: Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, Lee Cheuk-yan receive US funds, orchestrate Occupy Central Ming Pao: More than a hundred masked people tear down barricades ... fearing the Occupy Central protests would drag on “for some time”. Zhang Xiaoming, director of the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong, made the remark to members of the city’s main ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 16: Full coverage of the day’s events

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 07:42am by Staff Reporters

    ... Central, Occupy supporters spent the afternoon and evening donating a host of useful items to protesters. "Two young ladies, who appear to be white-collar workers, came this afternoon with two ... the mobile phone networks. 9.46pm: Admiralty: Donations to a sentry post guarding a roadblock on Connaught Road Central today include iron chains, metal wires and bicycle locks after materials used ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 13: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 07:53am by Daniel Cheng, 20, poses for a photo before a barricade that he helps to maintain on an occupied road in the Admiralty district

    ... a probe into the Occupy Central protests, including its organisation and funding. The proposal is endorsed by 35 pro-government lawmakers, while 25 pan-democrats oppose it. However, it is likely ... is a domestic matter for China. 12.35am: A number of pro-establishment lawmakers have left Government House in Central after meeting Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China central bank sees role for shadow banking

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:33am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Proper supervision and regulation will help ensure the system provides financing for smaller and weaker firms while keeping its risks in check PBOC sees role for shadow banking A senior official with the mainland's central bank said the role of the shadow banking system cannot be simply denied just because of the risks ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Ken Tsang seeks court order to reveal names of alleged police assailants

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 03:18pm

    ... was totally helpless, unable even to protect his head from the relentless blows.” Police officers have faced severe criticism of their handling of the Occupy Central movement, from the controversial ... procedures”. Meanwhile, Chan Cho-kwong, chairman of the Junior Police Officers’ Association, said his organisation had set up a concern group with the Police Inspectors’ Association to provide ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY SIX: Full coverage of the day’s events

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 08:17am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters Good afternoon and welcome to our continuing 24-hour Occupy Central coverage. Students are waiting to hear details about the dialogue promised by Chief Executive Leung ... Daily again insisted in a commentary on its front page on Friday that the central government would not back down.  Follow all the latest throughout the sixth night of Occupy Central here. ...




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