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  1. Report card credits 'stable outlook'

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic and financial policies. 'A successful effort by the political establishment and government to broaden the revenue base would strengthen the territory's current credit ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Have you been asked to pay a credit card surcharge? I refer to the report ('Watchdog targets credit card ploys', August 16), which requires clarification. I come from a retail background and would like consumers to realise that small transactions are solely for the benefit of the credit card companies. If you are purchasing an item for a small amount on a credit card ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has top credit card repayment record Three-quarters of Hong Kong's 8.8 million credit card accounts were fully repaid at the end of the financial year, giving the city one of the strongest repayment records in the world. A study by Visa International compared credit card usage and repayment patterns in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The study found 75.49 per cent ...

  4. Economic outlook rosier, says HKU

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... reflected in comments by Peter Gordon, MasterCard International's vice-president of commercial payment solutions in Asia-Pacific, on corporate credit card use by small and medium-sized ... of corporate credit cards to handle company purchases and expenses. Hang Seng Bank offers a corporate card specifically targeting SMEs, while Wing Lung Bank launched its card last month. Mr Gordon ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this situation. J. Y. Wong, Fanling Have you been asked to pay a credit card surcharge? The latest Consumer Council report on credit card practices is a surprise to me ('Watchdog targets credit card ploys', August 16). I recently learned that airlines discriminate when it comes to certain types of tickets purchased through travel agents where a credit card is used. This forces travel agents ...

  6. No job? No money? Don't worry, be happy

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... advice would he give on the topic of recession-proofing? 'Do not operate with a credit card. Yes, have a credit card by all means, but use it judiciously and pay no attention to any ...

  7. Jockey Club cash exists to help Hong Kong's downtrodden

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mark Peaker was right to be dismayed when his Visa card was refused in an art auction in Shanghai ('Games chaos on the cards', June 27). I have had similar experiences many times when I have been told that my Hong Kong credit card is from a foreign country. It made me think, as we approach the Olympics, of the HK$800 million the Jockey Club decided to spend to host ...

  8. Fear factor high despite city's reputation for safety

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Hongkongers surveyed was criminals obtaining their credit card and debit card details; 86 per cent said they were worried it could happen to them. A similar proportion were very concerned about ...

  9. An old friend sails in to share the Christmas cheer

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the Disney theme park is being built. Its four-day visit is expected to generate an estimated US$1 million in retail and catering spending, according to Captain Kendall Card, the carrier's ... in Hong Kong, like walking around the city, getting on the Star Ferry, and having meals in a floating restaurant and visiting Victoria Peak. I don't have a budget, but I do have a credit ...

  10. Local business sentiment plunges

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and that the worst has yet to come in terms of the economy,' he said. 'News about unemployment, spending and corporate failures lag behind the economy. Credit card and personal loan troubles might ...




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