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  1. Finance committee must back package to ensure trawling ban is successful

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the whole of Hong Kong, especially the long-ignored and beleaguered fishing community. The next important milestone is tomorrow when Legco's finance committee decides whether to accept the steps and overall finance package needed to ensure the ban is successful. Protests by offshore trawlers, in the harbour on May 15, and objections by other related industries such as ice ...

  2. Inconsistent responses over bird flu hurt nature reserve's finances

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As many of your readers will know, the Mai Po Nature Reserve was closed for 21 days at the end of March because a dead bird infected by avian flu was found within a three-kilometre radius of the site. WWF manages the reserve on behalf of the Agriculture, ...

  3. Finance chiefs can play key role in green issues

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson Attempting to eliminate the gap between the sustainability and finance functions within an organisation is the aim of people such as Roger Adams, executive director of policy ... it's inadequately represented at board level,' London-based Adams said. 'We want to see chief financial officers and finance directors placing more emphasis on the strategic concerns ...

  4. Party petitions HSBC over charges

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The Liberal Party has launched a petition drive to protest against plans by HSBC to charge clients receiving printed account statements HK$20 a year from 2011. It said the bank was using environmental protection as an excuse to 'grab mo ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Green economy cannot bloom without incentives

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON ZADEK

    ... trillion is required by 2030 to finance infrastructure needs worldwide. This investment needs to be made greener- its design must rely on less carbon and fewer natural resources- if we are to avoid ... is that there is growing experience in leveraging private investment with relatively small amounts of public finance. More good news is that developing economies are a rapidly growing source of finance for green ...

  6. Nuclear giant wins approval for I.P.O.

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com China National Nuclear Power, on track to pursue expansion that would cost 174 billion yuan (HK$212 billion), has received approval from the Environmental Protection Ministry to launch an initial public offering on ...

  7. When it comes to the crunch, it's just too complicated

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Satyajit Das moneypost@scmp.com Limited investment choices and low interest rates are forcing Asian investors to take risks to generate reasonable returns. Private banking clients in Hong Kong may have noticed recently that they are getting more invitatio ...

  8. Climate change HK's top global concern, poll finds

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Joyce Ng

    ... Adrian Wan and Joyce Ng Hongkongers are more concerned with climate change than other global issues such as the economy, a survey has found. Yet while green groups agree awareness has risen, they said the fact remains that few people take action to help e ...

  9. Wasteful subsidies are not the answer to air pollution or energy price rises

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The debate over the proposed increases in electricity prices brings about an interesting dilemma for a crowded city like Hong Kong, and a situation whose time has come. In fact, if we care about the quality of our air in this city we should applaud the pr ...

  10. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan It seems the number of natural disasters is rising. Names like Katrina and Nargis, events like the Asian tsunami of 2004, the fires and flooding in Queensland and the earthquakes in Kashmir and Sichuan are still fresh in our minds. Right now, ...




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