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  1. Internet boom owes a debt to porn

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Sex and violence drive technological innovation. Warfare as a locomotive for the development of cutting-edge technology is well-known. But the porn industry, especially the booming one in America, gets no recognition for the advan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985768/internet-boom-owes-debt-porn
  2. Debt-hit budget airline forced to suspend flights

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok At least 76 passengers were affected as financially troubled Jakarta-based Mandala Airlines halted all its flights from yesterday. The budget airline was planning to request a suspension of payment obligations at a commercial court, allowing man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735626/debt-hit-budget-airline-forced-suspend-flights
  3. Debt link to one in four suicides

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Nearly 25 per cent of people who took their own lives last year were in debt, with the problem more prevalent among the middle-aged, a suicide prevention seminar was told yesterday. About 34 per cent of suicide victims aged between 40 and 59 were in debt, compared to the general average of 24 per cent, panellists at the University of Hong Kong seminar said. A total of 1,124 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422764/debt-link-one-four-suicides
  4. Protesters call in a travel 'debt'

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan and New Territories residents staged a protest march yesterday, seeking to 'collect a debt' from the financial secretary over a promised travel allowance scheme for low-income workers in outlying areas. Mimicking debt collectors, the protesters- who accuse Henry Tang Ying-yen of breaking his promise over the scheme- painted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577915/protesters-call-travel-debt
  5. Decorator left high and dry as health bills sink him into debt

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... cannot work out why he ended up in heavy debt despite his skill, hard work and a good reputation among fellow workers. The sub-contractor who hired his team of workers to fit out the interiors ... in poor health, Mr Tan ran up debts of more than 60,000 yuan. Despite not being paid in full, he has continued to work for Mr Liang during the past few years. 'I really don't understand. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441804/decorator-left-high-and-dry-health-bills-sink-him-debt
  6. $1b UN refugee debt row drags on

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with Vietnamese refugees,' Ms Sokhan said. 'The government still insists the UNHCR pay back its $1.16 billion 'debt' but we simply do not have the funds. Hong Kong can see the money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494272/1b-un-refugee-debt-row-drags
  7. Policeman with debts of $800,000 commits suicide

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A veteran policeman with debts of over $800,000 leapt to his death from a police block in San Po Kong yesterday- the second officer to commit suicide in eight days. Constable ... is in the adjoining block. A suicide note was found on the sixth floor saying he had debt problems, a police spokeswoman said. However, officials have not disclosed the nature of the debts. A search ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473068/policeman-debts-800000-commits-suicide
  8. One in four punters suicidal, survey finds

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly one in four gamblers has thought of committing suicide, Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre found after interviewing 1,645 people who sought help. Centre supervisor Joe Tang Yiu-cho urged financial institutions to be cautious when approving loans and credit limits so gamblers would not fall heavily into debt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677704/one-four-punters-suicidal-survey-finds
  9. One in four punters suicidal, survey finds

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly one in four gamblers has thought of committing suicide, Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre found after interviewing 1,645 people who sought help. Centre supervisor Joe Tang Yiu-cho urged financial institutions to be cautious when approving loans and credit limits so gamblers would not fall heavily into debt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677812/one-four-punters-suicidal-survey-finds
  10. 'Caring company' offers to shower you with loads of money for little interest

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Kong Council of Social Service, so don't worry about debt collectors knocking on your door in the middle of the night. Maybe they will just leave polite messages on your phone to remind ... paying? Well, cash may be king, but debt is legal slavery. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684218/caring-company-offers-shower-you-loads-money-little-interest

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