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  1. Microcredit provides poverty lifeline

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of weekly. One of the rationales behind the renowned Grameen Bank charging high interest rates, usually around 15 per cent, is to meet the high operating costs for small loans and to encourage ... depending on the officers involved. The way they operate also varies. Some projects may ask for collateral, like a conventional bank, but projects in Yixian- a pioneer in microcredit loans after ...

  2. Not-so-high education budget

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... D funding from donations, contracts and other non-governmental sources not in education totals. This further distorts the comparisons. World Bank Development Indicators (2001) reveal R & ...

  3. Index fails to maintain morning momentum

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Securities. The global banking giant fell for a second day, dropping 0.63 per cent to $126.20. Subsidiary Hang Seng Bank also was down, by 0.19 per cent to $107.30. Bank of East Asia declined 0.21 per ...

  4. HKMA told to explain soaring fund costs

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Kong's de facto central bank, had repeatedly rejected the Legislative Council's call to scrutinise the fund's annual budget. He said the public could not judge whether the increases ...

  5. PICC falls short of forecast with 1b yuan profit

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will sharply improve the underwriting result,' the investment bank said in a research note on Thursday. PICC put aside an additional 981 million yuan in policy reserves last year, 26 per cent ...

  6. Come fry with me

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... business. And Denice Wai Siu-han's 6 Senses cooking studio has been taking bookings from a range of businesses, from banking to property developers, law firms, medical clinics and hospitals. ...

  7. Terrified of modern life

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... targets- banks, bars, clubs and hotels. They are by definition a long way from the focus of the terrorists' anger- unless, of course, the real target is not the US, but what it stands for- ...

  8. Ex marks the spot for settlers' guide

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... such as Siemens, the Bank of Bermuda and Eagle Star Insurance. But like many people in Hong Kong, her long working hours made it impossible for her to find the time to pursue other interests, and in 2000 ...

  9. Young people bad at budgeting: poll

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it was done in a well-organised way. 'It is similar to adults borrowing money from banks to buy a flat. It is acceptable behaviour as long as it is a planned action. It becomes worrying only when ...

  10. Pharmacies ignore laws on codeine, probe finds

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... workers and waitresses, decorators and men in their 60s and 70s. One abuser described seeing a female bank worker, in uniform, drinking syrup inside a pharmacy. Billy So, a former transport worker ...




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