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  1. Filipino activist's poverty spoke louder than words

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... who declared assets of 1.04 billion pesos. Most of the 238 lawmakers were millionaires. Catholic priest Robert Reyes, of the Hong Kong-based Human Rights Commission, said this 'poor ...

  2. The might of rights

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... 1978 and 1984. The mainland's more open economy has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. The UN commission focuses on the legal rights of the poor. Seven in 10 children ... An open economy, with property safeguards and the rule of law, is the key to beating poverty, writes Mike Moore Here are some figures you won't believe if you only read the headlines ...

  3. Improve lot of elderly: activists

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Social activists have urged the government to review its welfare system for retirees after claiming that 40 per cent of them are living below the poverty line. In a poll commissioned by the Council of Social Service, 42 per cent of the 105 single retirees surveyed said they spent less than HK$3,740 a month, the average amount of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance ...

  4. Protesters seek help for the disadvantaged

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Organisation, the protest organiser. The welfare group called on the government to create more jobs for the grass roots and re-establish the disbanded Commission on Poverty and give it more concrete ... to demand more measures to alleviate poverty. 'The [current] inflation rate is extremely high and poor people are striving hard to make ends meet. But we've just heard [rumours] ...

  5. Welfare recipients 'misunderstood'

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

    ... advantages. Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, a member of the former commission on poverty and advisory committee chairman of the government's self-reliance project, said yesterday that the results ... of welfare-cheating. In interviews conducted by the public opinion programme and RTHK in the middle of last month, 512 people were asked for their views on the city's poverty problems. ...

  6. Commission investigates its own adviser

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

    ... Natalie Chiu The Securities and Futures Commission is investigating a possible conflict of interest involving the chief executive of a financial company that co-ordinated distribution of Lehman Brothers minibonds - while a member of the commission's advisory committee. Sun Hung Kai Financial Fund Management chief executive Christophe Lee was appointed to the committee ...

  7. Agent guilty of commission fraud

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in sales commission. Sentencing was adjourned to December 4, pending a background report. Lau, 42, had pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to defraud before Deputy Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man. Between ... agent who secured the sale. However, employees of the developers were not entitled to any commission. The court was told that four buyers had approached New World's sales office to buy five ...

  8. Citic Bank earnings grow 97.6pc on increased loans, commissions

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai China Citic Bank Corp, the banking arm of the mainland's leading conglomerate Citic Group, said third-quarter profit nearly doubled on more lending and fee and commission ... and a medium level of loans to property developers'. CICC expects net profit to fall 4 per cent next year as net interest margins shrink and fee and commission growth slows. 'We expect ...

  9. Beijing to unveil new anti-monopoly commission

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen in Beijing Beijing will unveil a national anti-monopoly commission headed by Wang Qishan, the vice-premier in charge of trade and finance, an official said. The source said the new commission would have three deputy directors. They would be the heads of the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration for Industry ...

  10. Hotel staff jailed over illegal commissions

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Four concierge staff of the Marco Polo Gateway hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui were jailed for two months for accepting advantages for referring guests to Baron Kay's Tailor in Mody Road. Wong Hing-cheung, 60, Yeung Wing-wai, 32, Cheng Chi-chiu, 59, ...




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