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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Supermarkets must make prices fair and transparent

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make prices fair and transparent Shoppers ought to be able to trust product prices listed in supermarkets. But a Consumer Council study has uncovered serious discrepancies between the displayed and checkout prices for discounted items, with some varying by as much as 90 per cent. Given the large volume of transactions, we can only guess how much consumers might have ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new chapter for the Hang Seng Index

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New chapter for Hang Seng Index If anyone wanted a quick guide to Hong Kong's history over the last 50 years, they could do worse than refer to the Hang Seng Index ... of 58.61 points on August 31, 1967, before it was ever published. On its 50th birthday, the index closed more than 240 times higher than its base at 24,756.85. It is still dominated, in terms ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consumer rights ignored too often in telecom and TV sectors

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Consumer rights ignored too often Frustration over dealings with communications companies should not be unexpected in a city where the free market is king. Arming oneself ... to the Office of the Communications Authority and Consumer Council are no guarantee of satisfaction. All aspects of the telecommunications and television industries are regulated except the part ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Multinationals welcome, but they must adapt to rules of the game

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the past year, with a rising number of fines being meted out for offences ranging from corruption to price-gouging. An article and commentary in the People's Daily, the Communist Party's ... or two ago is no longer available and foreign firms have to adapt. They will still prosper if they can ensure good governance, boost productivity and entice consumers. Li and other officials have ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    No more delays to competition law

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... small players and consumers at a disadvantage are not uncommon. It was not until two years ago that legislation against anti-competitive behaviour was put in place. Unfortunately, ... for a supplier or distributor to set a fixed or minimum price for retailers to follow when selling a product. The commission considers this as undermining competition. Those who cannot justify ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Monitor youths'mental health Young people are Hong Kong's future, so when research into their mental well-being shows a sharp drop, we should be worried. An annual study using an index in which 100 points represents full mental health and 50 a pass mark reveals a decline over the past year among those aged 15 to 24 from 63 to 53. The rate of decline ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... generally understood. The University of Hong Kong's Hedley Environmental Index has for six years been collating data to track the health and financial costs of air pollution to our city; ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The patron saint of regulators

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Traditional economics presupposes either perfect competition or monopoly. In real life, you often have players who dominate a market but don't control it. Sometimes, this can benefit consumers ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Don't let Central Market plan sink

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the authority. Some board members said the project was already likely to be loss-making, and they feared the authority might have to give it up if the government insisted on charging a market price ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is as good as it is advertised, the use of celebrities merely amplifies the message. Unfortunately, endorsement sometimes comes without the celebrities trying out the product. Consumers may get ... for non-compliance, those who have undermined consumers' interests may also face legal liability. Belated as it is, the change will bring the mainland advertising industry in line with those in some ...




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