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  1. Habitual gamblers chalk up huge debts

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng More than 30 per cent of gamblers seeking treatment for addiction have debts exceeding HK$200,000. And gamblers as young as 16 are seeking treatment. The Caritas Addicted ... and January 2010, 37.5 per cent had debts of more than HK$200,000. One hundred and twenty-two people owed more than HK$600,000. Among the 1,323 punters who bet on horses, played mahjong or gambled ...

  2. Debt-for-equity swap and cash injection secure venture's future

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... If it is approved, the government will increase its equity investment to about HK$9.14 billion by using most of its loan to acquire shares in the joint venture, keeping only HK$1 billion as debt. Disney ...

  3. Disneyland takes HK$3.3b debt in-house

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong Disneyland cleared a significant hurdle in its expansion plans yesterday after it paid off about HK$3.3 billion in commercial loans with cheaper finance from The Walt Disney Company. The surprise move replaced loans from 26 banks with ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is a Greek tragedy. I am not quite sure I even understand it Professor John Nash, baffled by the current debt crisis in Europe despite winning the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics He wishes he could bring his family next time... without telling anyone and let his children feel their family roots Guangzhou US consulate general's microblog discusses ambassador Gary Locke ...

  5. Loan stars

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Hong Kong's Han Entertainment has completed the financing for its US$15 million action film Silverhawk. The film stars Michelle Yeoh, as a superhero who sports many disguises, Richie Ren, Luke Goss (from Blade 2) and Brandon Chang Cheuk-nam. Han Ente ...

  6. Payback time for dear Mr Ho

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A curious debt collection ad appeared in several newspapers yesterday. It says: 'Looking for a defaulter: pay back the money you owe. Dear elderly Mr Ho, if you read this message, please pay back the money immediately.' Up to yesterday, the ad says the debt has been overdue for 43 years and 291 days. It did not say how much Mr Ho actually owed. ...

  7. Where credit's due

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... markets and the credit squeeze. So it may be time to visit the website of In Debt We Trust (indebtwetrust.com), the 2006 documentary about credit-card debt from independent filmmaker and former broadcast journalist Danny Schechter. Though originally aimed at a US audience, its theme- 'The money we owe and the bill that's due'- resonates universally. There are tips for debt ...

  8. Screen savers

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Controlling shareholders of struggling ATV are trying to keep the debt-ridden broadcaster afloat. If the channel folds what effect do you think this would have on terrestrial television in Hong Kong? Write to us. ...

  9. Quotes of the week

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... They want you to convict Dr Murray for the actions of Michael Jackson. This is not a reality show. It is reality Ed Chernoff, Conrad Murray's defence lawyer We are bearing a cross, and on top of that they are throwing stones at us Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to his cabinet after abandoning a referendum on the EU debt bailout in the face of pressure from other ...

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    Nail bar blues

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... they work for two to three years as bonded labourers, sending almost all their earnings home to pay off the huge debts their families have accumulated in a country where annual earnings in rural ... in nail salons, are being deported home on a weekly basis. While the workers face being deported back home still heavily in debt to the traffickers, the salons usually face at most a fine of a few ...




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