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  1. European Union calls for universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The ministerial system is seen as a good start The European Commission has called on the Hong Kong government to make early moves towards direct elections of the chief executive ... government's statements reiterating its adherence to this principle for Hong Kong throughout 2002 were welcomed.' The report of the commission - the European Union's executive arm - also ...

  2. European case suggests two-year term can work

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chairman of the European Central Bank after four, not eight, years in office furnishes an example of a political compromise for a vital position. Widely criticised, it worked out in the end. ... for a second term; but if he wished to carry on beyond the 'scheduled' departure date, he could do so constitutionally, as Wim Duisenberg did at the European Central Bank. Who knows, ...

  3. Anti-poverty group may survive if members want it to, says head

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The secretary of the soon-to-be-disbanded Poverty Commission says it could survive as a 'similar body' if there were strong enough calls from members at their final ... in the past week had shown they wanted to keep the commission. Mr Fisher's remarks were welcomed by commission members and legislators who said they indicated the government had softened its ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hunt for new Equal Opportunities Commission chief launched

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Recruitment process launched after chief quits commission post to be Exco convenor Hunt starts for new equality chairman The Equal Opportunities Commission ... said. The next commission chairman will get a three-year contract with a basic salary of HK$219,200 a month, a fixed cash allowance and a gratuity payable upon completion of the contract. ...

  5. Out of commission

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Do you know how your financial adviser is paid? Probably not, because most advisers make money selling investment products. They earn a commission from the vendor- ... commission, not necessarily those that are right for the client. It is a poor arrangement that could see advisers recommending bad investments, which is why British and Australian regulators ...

  6. Commission, fee debate continues

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis When it comes to paying financial planning advisers, there is still heated, but unresolved debate in Hong Kong on fee-based versus commission-based services. With the exception of the few independent financial planning firms who charge fees, the bulk of the industry here operates on a commission-based system. Polls by financial services organisations suggest about half ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building on EU-Hong Kong ties for peace

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by VINCENT PIKET

    ... and war-torn European continent. It is an opportunity to celebrate the European Union's achievements in promoting democracy, human rights, peace and prosperity on the continent. For that, the EU ... 2009, the EU high representative Catherine Ashton has led the European External Action Service to this purpose. Through its work, the EU promotes its values around the world. We have made human ...

  8. Rights group wants review of spy bill after a year

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The covert surveillance bill, which the government aims to fast-track to meet a court-imposed deadline, should be reviewed after a year because of the lack of public consultation, a rights group said. Human Rights Monitor chairwoman Cyd Ho Sau- ...

  9. Asian buyers see big returns in European assets

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Western Europe is expected to draw its biggest share of foreign direct investment (FDI) from Hong Kong, the mainland and Southeast Asian countries in the next three years, according to a survey. The survey was conducted by the ...

  10. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong should not be a dumping ground for middling IPOs

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by George Chen

    ... last week, Yao Gang, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said the mainland's stock market watchdog may simply abolish a policy requiring mainland companies ...




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