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  1. 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 ...

  2. Insurance eases stress of managing debt

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... kind offered by the bank in Hong Kong, although similar coverage has been available in Britain for years. 'Our research indicated customers are feeling the stress of debt management and we ...

  3. ... and university students merit better loans scheme

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than HK$160 million is a lot for the taxpayer to be out of pocket for extending loans to students to help them through university. That was the accumulated total of repayment defaults in September 2005. But the government is right to shelve a plan fo ...

  4. Protection plan for restaurant workers

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A demerit scheme similar to the one adopted by the Housing Authority should be applied to restaurant owners who abuse the insolvency fund, an Executive Council member suggested yesterday. Cheng Yiu-tong said such a scheme was needed, along with ...

  5. Restaurant staff demand lay-off pay

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Former workers of a closed restaurant protested last night outside another restaurant owned by their former employer, claiming they were owed about $600,000 in unpaid wages and severance pay. The former employees of the Lung Mun Restaurant in ...

  6. New Products

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CMG Asia has launched the Rainbow Retirement pension plan based on a family of 12 bond, equity and money-market funds with a minimum monthly contribution of US$50. Customers joining the scheme by January 28 will receive a 5 per cent bonus on all paid regu ...

  7. Retailer's staff to protest at share listing

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unionists and staff of South Korea's biggest fashion retailer, E-Land World, will protest in Hong Kong next week against the listing on the city's stock exchange of its mainland arm, E-Land Fashion China. They say the parent company has big debts and exploits workers. Kim Seok-won, a workers' representative, said it had laid off casual workers to avoid putting ...

  8. Sing Pao fined again over unpaid wages

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A representative told Eastern Court the company was debt-ridden. ...

  9. Researchers struggle to find pension fund details

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... publicise all the details of their pension fund's total assets, debts and net assets, and a breakdown of assets, debts, annual income and spending. The other 29 provinces, autonomous regions ... and balance, but more details are desperately needed, especially of the accumulated assets, investment portfolios and debts, said Zheng Chunrong , a pensions researcher at the university. ...

  10. Helpers are treated like slaves, UN told

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Modern-day slavery is rife in Hong Kong where foreign domestic helpers are held in 'debt bondage' by employers and recruitment agencies in severe violation ... indicating 'systematic practices of forced labour and debt bondage'. Peggy Lee Woon-yee, the co-author of the research for HKU, said: 'The government has not actually prevented forced ...




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