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  1. Democracy's days numbered and accounted for

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu It will soon be all over bar the counting, which is quite appropriate since we're talking about the council election of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public ... by sections within the profession, White Collar is happy to add a fourth- the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. The tax body has sent out a letter to members, reminding them that eight of its members ...

  2. Sales tax must bring full democracy

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong at the moment- it is more like taxation without representation. Some may claim that Hong Kong taxpayers are indirectly represented through appointed councillors and small functional constituencies. By the same reasoning, it can be argued that the average Hong Kong citizen (who does not pay direct tax, such as that on salaries) is also indirectly contributing to revenue by working ...

  3. Fallacies plague debate on democracy and welfare state

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be needed to provide dignity and support to less-fortunate members of our society, so they identify democracy with welfare. But, in reality, Hong Kong has always been a welfare state- ... was first contemplated for Hong Kong. One can only believe that the government lacks the sincere commitment to develop full democracy. Is the government really suggesting that the more tax you pay, ...

  4. A good tax in service of democracy

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to get elected to kick out those in power. The people who always say that Hong Kong is not ready for democracy should be pushing for an overhauled tax regime, and should trust the public to vote ... of a five-part weekly series on Hong Kong's economy and leadership ...

  5. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Commodities exchange shuts its doors The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange will go ahead with a planned US$100 million rights issue and be ready within months to reapply for the trading licence it handed ... almost two years ago to the day on May 18, 2011. In contrast, the London Metal Exchange, owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, saw record volume in April of 14.5 million lots traded. ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADING

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange fails amid dearth of gold futures trading

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Enoch Yiu

    ... Eric Ng and Enoch Yiu Market players say Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange unable to compete with more established rivals, with trading in its gold futures very thin HKMEx closure brings no surprise The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange's failure to come up with a viable gold futures business proved to be its undoing as it wilted under competition from more established domestic ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based crowdfunding website is helping creatives worldwide turn their ideas into reality, writes Kylie Knott Fringe benefits Syrus Kwan Siu-fung ... Churdy stretches out on the chaise longue-like Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. "That's Kristy at the HSBC building," says Kwan, 27. "I love to draw that building, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE

    London and Hong Kong set to ignore EU money-laundering rules

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... ahead with this beauty. It's a beauty because it's custom-made for what Hong Kong has traditionally done best, which is offer reliable corporate services at low cost and look the other ... just as easy in Hong Kong. This town stands to add to its allure as a listing and trading centre. But we will have to accept that what silly laws in the EU treat as money laundering ...

  9. Business - Money

    Top 10 funds available in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... with all the risks involved. The funds here offer some of the best returns and governance for the fees charged, compared to equivalent funds. Tracker Fund of Hong Kong (2800) The first ETF to hit Asia outside of Japan. It was created from the Hong Kong government-led massive intervention in the local share market in 1998, at the height of the Asian financial crisis. The government ...

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    Gerard McCoy denies move to be Hong Kong's next DPP

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... of chambers, a number of people assumed that he was preparing to become Hong Kong's next DPP. However, McCoy has sent a note to those in his chambers saying that this is not the case and he ... with the airline industry when it comes to emission controls. Ocean-going ships are fuelled by probably the dirtiest fuel on the planet, which generally has a 3.5 per cent sulphur content. Hong Kong is one ...




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