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  1. Sovereign funds urged to adopt code of conduct

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

    ... Maria Chan Sovereign wealth funds will continue buying stakes in overseas companies but a code of conduct is needed to provide greater transparency to shareholders, according to Mervyn ... course, we will need a code of conduct,' he said. 'It's important to have transparency, to know how they operate, how they use information and how they deal with the companies, just ...

  2. Energy efficiency codes may become compulsory

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposes conducting random checks of buildings to ensure compliance with the codes. However, permits of occupation- proof that a building is structurally sound- could still be issued ... Cheung Chi-fai Bill follows poor response to voluntary green building codes The government is proposing to make its voluntary building energy codes mandatory by 2010 to reduce power ...

  3. Fed-up shop owners move to keep porn sellers out for good

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

    ... Benjamin Wong Legitimate merchants and owners in a building that recently housed one of the city's most notorious pornography and pirate disc markets are banding together to drive out the gangsters for good. They are hoping to take advantage of a lul ...

  4. Licence plan to control rating agencies

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu In the wake of the financial crisis and the Lehman Brothers minibonds debacle, the Securities and Futures Commission has proposed changing the law to make credit rating agencies operating in Hong Kong apply for a licence from the regulator. This follows the international trend to ensure ratings agencies adhere to a code of conduct that includes disclosing their fee ...

  5. Colour coded

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... P. Ramakrishnan Karen Yiu 'This season, cat eyes are back- use lots of eyeliner to create big, dramatic eyes, as well as electric blue shades. For the face, there's the English rose look; a natural look highlighting great skin, with heavy, water ...

  6. Candidates back tougher rules on executive's gifts

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a review committee appointed by incumbent Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen started to formulate a new code of conduct for the city's leader. Tsang appointed the committee after accepting ... executive is subject to neither the Civil Service Code, which bans gifts worth more than HK$500, nor the more lenient code for political appointees. Tsang has said he had an 'internal ...

  7. Compatibility urged over legal complexity

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Maintaining compatibility with other financial centres is more important than gaining statutory backing for the code of conduct in Hong Kong's financial market, according to the newly formed Treasury Markets Forum. Speaking after the first meeting of the 20-member body, chairman Norman Chan said turning the existing code of conduct into legislation would hamper ...

  8. Phone sales code not broad enough

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... operators has prompted the implementation of a voluntary code of practice giving a cooling-off period starting from this month. This is a long overdue step to provide better protection ... public confidence. If the voluntary code, which is being adopted by 11 companies covering 98 per cent of the market, proves inadequate, one of broader scope with mandatory provisions should ...

  9. Code for phone firms in effect

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A code of practice giving some customers of phone companies and internet service providers a cooling-off period after signing a contract has come ... on the street or in response to telephone cold-callers are not covered. Commercial users are not covered either. The voluntary code, agreed between the telecoms watchdog Ofta and 11 companies with 98 ...

  10. Critics urge tougher stance on ATV

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that management stay out of editorial decisions when the station renews its licence in four years, as well as respect the news department's code of conduct when cross-checking facts. Mak was also ... little the authority can do,' she said. 'So there must be a mechanism to ensure the management respects the codes of the news department.' Democrat Lee Wing-tat, a member ...




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