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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Chinaleaks: Hong Kong anti-poverty duo 'failed to declare ties to tax haven'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:01am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Leaked papers reveal tycoon and union leader, who sit on commission to help poor, have links to companies in secretive British Virgin Islands Anti-poverty duo failed to declare ties to tax haven Two members of the government's Commission on Poverty failed to declare ties to companies registered in the secretive tax haven of the British ...

  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developments in Hong Kong, members [of the commission on poverty] agreed that it has to be taken forward prudently and that more time is needed to examine the report and discuss relevant issues ... tomorrow. Proper respect and care for the aged, however, is far less important than pouring concrete. The commission on poverty obviously recognised this indubitable truth and balked at the cost. ...

  3. Business - China Business - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin integration to challenge local leaders' power

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:35am by Reuters

    ... one’s own conditions, the comparative advantages are wasted.” That there are so many poverty-stricken people on the outskirts of such big cities is outrageous – the surrounding regions of big ... and Reform Commission, said the rapid growth of Beijing has not spilled over into Hebei, with the capital’s per-capita income now more than double that of its neighbour. “That there are so many ...

  4. Business - Companies - MAKING MILLIONS

    Success beyond the classroom for language school founder

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... with year-on-year growth averaging 31.9 per cent over the past four years. The son of a carpenter, Yu grew up in the countryside. Though education was his escape from poverty, he lost his first job ... Oriental had already fielded questions from the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its accounting practices. Within a fortnight of the report's release, the stock halved in price. ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Crisis-hit Greece sees rise in social inequality

    Posted May 06th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... Lumina. During a recent visit to the country, Lumina said there had been “an estimated 25 per cent increase in the country’s homeless population since 2009” and the poverty rate for under-17s was close to 44 per cent. “Adjusted for inflation and using 2009 as the fixed poverty threshold, more than one out of three Greeks (38 per cent) had already fallen below the poverty line last year,” ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... nothing beats boring companies that do boring things. They make you money. IT loses you money. Don't believe me? Welcome to poverty. And let's get it straight about Alibaba, too. ... called champerty, a horror in the eyes of our judges. Thus all we have in Hong Kong if things go wrong is the Securities and Futures Commission, which cannot always get your money back for you. ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    African lions hope to emulate economies of Asian tigers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... poverty and inequality, a rise in Islamist militancy and poor infrastructure. Data from the African Development Bank support the premise of an Africa on the rise: average life expectancy rose ... out in a study commissioned by the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa. Yet peace remains elusive in several African nations. In Nigeria, Boko Haram rebels have been fighting ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... the harbourfront. But it has been a lamentably slow business that has been dogged by byzantine inter-departmental responsibilities. There is a move to set up the Harbourfront Commission as an overarching ... be done with a waterfront. The poverty of the development of Hong Kong's waterfront has somewhat embarrassingly been shown up by a group of students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... don't add up Everyone would be entitled to a flat-rate monthly pension from the age of 65 under an option being considered by an expert commissioned to lead a year-long government study ... it. Hurrah, hurrah, no one need worry any longer about grinding poverty in old age. The government will provide. And now for the entry on the other side of that double entry, the side ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Wasteful subsidies miss the point on real innovation

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... advised the city's government to invest more in innovation and technology to improve competitiveness and not to focus solely on poverty relief. SCMP, March 7 I have my doubts about the effectiveness of the poverty relief measures administered by our government but I am certainly much surprised to hear that it focuses solely on poverty relief. Where did Mr Li get the notion? I have ...




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