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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alert over preschool fee rises at border after kindergarten loses lease

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... preschool fee rises at border Kindergartens in the city's border districts are facing concerns that keen competition to set up shop catering to mainland pupils may drive up tuition fees after ... will be evicted for Zenith to take over the site in September. Zenith operates the only other preschool in the private housing estate. It charges tuition fees of HK$47,000 to HK$67,000 per year, compared ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent fee rise announced yesterday. The increase is the first important decision by the foundation since Belinda Greer took over as chief executive from Heather Du Quesnay in September. Greer said ...

  3. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Low-fee funds not high on pensions list

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It would be better if MPF authority caps charges as employees prefer chasing better performers Low-fee funds not high on pensions list Everyone likes a bargain. And if we extend this truism to the thorny issue of fees for our retirement schemes, then perhaps we should be thankful that our pension regulator is trying to bring in rules to lower MPF ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Fee income boosts Citic Securities profit

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Fee income boosts Citic Securities A strong pickup in income from commission fees and asset management helped top mainland brokerage Citic Securities arrest ... per cent to 20.3 billion yuan, thanks mostly to a surge in brokerage fees and income from asset management. Citic Securities, in which parent firm Citic Group has a 21 per cent stake, said ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    ICBC profit climbs 10.2 per cent on fees, high net interest margins

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by Zhang Hong

    ... upon better fees, high margins Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), named last year as the world's most profitable bank, said its net profit rose 10.2 per cent to 263 billion yuan (HK$331.5 billion) in 2013, thanks to high net interest margins and its fee-based businesses. The bank's net interest margin, a gauge of lending profitability, stood at 2.57 per cent ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Exempt those living near landfills from rubbish fee, says Exco's Bernard Chan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Live near a landfill, pay no rubbish fee: adviser People living near landfills earmarked for expansion should be exempted from a proposed fee for rubbish disposal, a top government adviser says. Bernard Chan, a member of the Executive Council and chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, said it was necessary to extend the landfills ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    One misstep cost Barclays fees from Alibaba's IPO

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg London-based investment bank alienated Softbank's founder over its decision to back Charlie Ergen in the battle over Sprint One misstep cost Barclays fees from Alibaba IPO Barclays backed the wrong billionaire. The investment bank lost the chance to be among firms sharing hundreds of millions of dollars in fees from Alibaba's initial public offering when ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius to sell Pretoria home to pay mounting legal fees

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pretoria Costs mount as his murder trail continues Pistorius to sell home to pay his legal fees Oscar Pistorius plans to sell the upmarket US$460,000 Pretoria house where he shot dead his girlfriend last year to cover the legal fees for his murder trial. "It has become necessary to sell Mr Pistorius' home in the Silver Woods Country Estate ...

  9. News - World - MUSIC

    Pandora Media increases fees to cover rising cost of artists’ royalties

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Pandora raises fees to cover artists' royalties Pandora Media will increase fees for its ad-free service by US$1 a month to almost US$5 a month in May, a move ... their memberships expired. Pandora said the fee rises should affect an estimated 3.3 million listeners, out of 250 million registered users, the bulk of whom tune in to the free, ad-supported service. ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Investment banking fees drop 23pc in Asia

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Global players switch to transaction deals to boost income as contraction bites Investment banking fees drop 23pc in Asia Therese Esperdy, a 17-year JP Morgan Chase veteran, suffered what she called "initial shock" in her first few weeks in Asia after three people told her some clients did not want to pay merger advisory fees. "I thought: 'What ...




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