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  1. News - Hong Kong - BUREAUCRACY

    Civil service spends HK$25 correcting 80 cent slip-up

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Civil service gets its 80 cents' worth Hong Kong's civil servants have just cemented their reputation as obsessive bureaucrats. Election ... "Should we applaud the relentless efficiency of our civil service, or decry its time-wasting stupidity?" Shaw, a businessman and environmentalist, asked. The answer to that was clear to Dr Ma ...

  2. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: The outer limits

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Nicole Elliott

    ... resistance between 9,800 and the psychologically important 10,000-point level, which has been in place since 1997. That should trigger a sharp downward correction in shares. Nicole Elliott ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Surprise urine checks aimed at potential relapse offenders

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... specimens are collected when rehabilitation officers from the Correctional Services Department make monthly visits to their released charges- a process that is open to fabrication, which, in turn, ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    China’s debt dominoes could fall fast

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:11am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... were useful. But in a roughly US$9.4 trillion economy, the question is whether debt at that level really poses a problem. Only confidence in growth to service the debt will generate a recovery Those that say there is no problem with debt in China are correctly of the opinion that if there is a debt crisis in China, Beijing will provide the bailout. The great strength that the central ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 8, 2014

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by LETTERS

    ... in April last year. I am disappointed that the government has allowed this. After all, passengers have had to put up with (among other problems) delayed trains, service disruptions and poor feeder bus services. These problems are so common currently. The service quality of the MTR appears to be moving backward. It is not acceptable to increase fares but provide a worse service. Why ...

  6. Riverdale House, Lewisham, London SE13

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:37pm by Jones Lang LaSalle

    ... Lewisham connect direct to London Bridge Quarter, but inter connects to all of the Capital’s principal transport hubs, including Crossrail services from Canary Wharf scheduled for 2018. For further ... Kong properties. Details correct at time of publication. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENFORCEMENT

    Officers happy to hand over job

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... noxious," said Commissioner of Correctional Services Sin Yat-kin. "Now our colleagues do not need to carry out such noxious work after the process is replaced by the machine." The Correctional Services Department bought the HK$2.56 million body scanner from the Netherlands last year. It was put into use at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre last month, after it proved itself ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Prisoners being trained as taxi drivers to prepare them for life after release

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Jessie Lau

    ... upon release. Eleven inmates from the Tung Tau Correctional Institution recently passed the first written taxi driver's licence test offered at a Hong Kong prison. They were among 13 inmates who took the Correctional Services Department's new taxi driver training course, during which inmates attended classes for 48 days before taking the test. "I worry about my ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Vanke gains access to offshore capital with H-share listing

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com HK listing allows developer to cut fundraising costs as market correction erodes its margin Vanke gets access to offshore capital on H-share route China ... costs at a time when a market correction and rising operation expenses are eroding its profit margin, analysts said. The company, founded by Wang Shi, announced yesterday that 1.31 billion ...

  10. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Foreigners push up Australian home prices

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... with the housing market facing a possible "correction", Steven Hess, a senior vice-president for sovereign risk at Moody's Investors Service, said in a statement last week. While approvals ...




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