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  1. Leave the family out of the eligibility test for elderly aid

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with their families. Our study last year on deprivation among the elderly fleshed out these earlier findings. We found that nearly one-third of the elderly lived without financial support from their families. Of those living alone, 40 per cent were without family financial support. But even among those who continued to live with their family, 12.5 per cent of them received no financial support. ...

  2. Tax-reform boost for small firms and family spending

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Beijing's planned tax reforms next year will seek to boost domestic consumption, ease the burden on small and medium-sized firms and facilitate the growth of the services sector, finance minister Xie Xuren said in remarks ...

  3. The family that reads together

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their own little groups.' Wong is only too aware of the challenges in getting this message across- from long working hours and single-parent families to the usual electronic distractions, ...

  4. 73,000 families used HKMC loans in 11 years

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung More than 73,000 families have used the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation's scheme to buy flats since 1999, but critics say the figure is small compared with total ... cent of the amount borrowed. Its annual report published on Friday showed the scheme had helped more than 73,000 families to buy homes, with drawdowns totalling more than HK$151 billion. ...

  5. Family Matters

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Succession planning is a great challenge for wealth managers Advising a client on succession plans that involve the transfer of a highly profitable family-controlled business, ... But those can sometimes pale into insignificance, when dealing with the family side of the equation. 'If it is a large family, there are likely to be some very complicated governance ...

  6. Despair for family in 10-year battle for injury compensation

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

    ... Ng Tze-wei After 10 years of legal battles, Qu Yulan is now pinning her last hopes on a court in Beijing to save her family's livelihood and restore her belief that justice still ... husband's medical fees and to feed her and her family- four elderly parents and one teenage son. 'For 10 years I've not had a good night's sleep, between taking care of my husband ...

  7. BOCHK to tap its unique family ties

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong and Maria Chan BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) aims to capitalise on its 'unique position' by increasing earnings from its mainland business to 10 per cent of the group's total profit in the next three to five years, according to vice- ...

  8. Family bears the financial burden for cancer patient

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The family of cancer patient Chiu Pui-ming, 75, always keeps plenty of savings on hand for medical emergencies after failing to find an insurer willing to provide him ... to their old age and poor health conditions.' That operation in Baptist Hospital cost the family about $100,000. More surgery was required in October, also in Baptist Hospital, costing another ...

  9. The middle-class family

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 'which is just enough for a dim sum lunch for my family every month. I also will have to choose a cheap restaurant otherwise we will go over budget'. 'Most people from the lower income ... response yet. The authorities should also offer us maternity tax allowances because the medical check-ups are very expensive.' The family, now renting in North Point, is considering buying ...

  10. Bus crash families may not get insurance payouts

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung and Carrie Chan in Taipei A drink-driving conviction against driver could nullify policy The families of the five Hong Kong people killed in Monday's bus crash in Taiwan ... bus, a payout of NT$1 million (HK$230,000) goes to the family of each person killed. The policy only covers fatalities, not injuries. However, the policy also has an exemption clause which ...




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