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  1. Losers all round as image is battered

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... Kong's image as an international financial centre would be affected. But he believed there was a silver lining. 'The court case also highlights Hong Kong's precious asset, which is the independence of our legal system and respect for the rule of law,' he said. 'This in fact helps consolidate the development of Hong Kong as an international financial centre.' Dr So ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482824/losers-all-round-image-battered
  2. One in four punters suicidal, survey finds

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly one in four gamblers has thought of committing suicide, Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre found after interviewing 1,645 people who sought help. Centre supervisor Joe Tang Yiu-cho urged financial institutions to be cautious when approving loans and credit limits so gamblers would not fall heavily into debt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677704/one-four-punters-suicidal-survey-finds
  3. One in four punters suicidal, survey finds

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly one in four gamblers has thought of committing suicide, Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counselling Centre found after interviewing 1,645 people who sought help. Centre supervisor Joe Tang Yiu-cho urged financial institutions to be cautious when approving loans and credit limits so gamblers would not fall heavily into debt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677812/one-four-punters-suicidal-survey-finds
  4. Students' group fights means-testing

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Tertiary student representatives yesterday resisted a plan to means-test all their earnings from part-time jobs and summer placements before they get financial help. The Student Financial Assistance Agency has proposed that such earnings be taken into account when offering aid. But the students said at a meeting with the agency that only income over $3,000 a month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518257/students-group-fights-means-testing
  5. Debate on school drug tests puts operation of rehabilitation college firmly in spotlight

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... the college- which was founded as a youth rehabilitation centre 16 years ago and registered as a private school in 1998- looked like an attempt to damage its image but did not say who might be behind ... financial reports to ensure it is clean.' She added that Mui Wo residents were not against the college's move; they only wanted a local school for their children. Asked if the spate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690172/debate-school-drug-tests-puts-operation-rehabilitation-college-firmly-spotlight
  6. Money, it seems, can't buy happiness, survey shows

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong people feel happier now than last year despite the impact of the global financial crisis but the middle class, which has apparently suffered the most from ... am really surprised by the significant rise in the index- from 67.2 last year to 69.3 this year,' Centre for Public Policy Studies director Ho Lok-sang said. 'We are still trying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661103/money-it-seems-cant-buy-happiness-survey-shows
  7. Games bid estimates loss of HK$13.8b

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... Hong Kong could make a financial loss of about HK$13.8 billion if its bid to host the 2023 Asian Games succeeds, calculations from a government consultation document released yesterday ... HK$3.2 billion to HK$4 billion. The planned new venues include the nearly HK$20 billion Kai Tak multipurpose stadium complex, five sports centres, a sports ground and a redeveloped tennis centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725424/games-bid-estimates-loss-hk138b
  8. Apology over evictions at hotel

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... accommodation at the nearby Henry G. Leong Yau Ma Tei Community Centre but no one took up the offer. Miss Au admitted that this arrangement was not ideal or appropriate but that she was trying to come ... be cases of hotels having financial difficulties. So what we need to do is put in place measures to minimise any possible impact to Hong Kong and to help the affected guests if similar cases occur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642192/apology-over-evictions-hotel
  9. Man, 72, critical after fridge fall

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Martin Wong

    ... on the fifth floor of the building to take an old refrigerator to a nearby refuse centre. Mr Fung, only 1.52 metres tall, carried the 1.82-metre-high fridge on his back down five flights of stairs, ... the lack of financial protection for the elderly and the miserable lives of some elderly people in Hong Kong. 'Judging Hong Kong by whatever standards, we are still a wealthy city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670584/man-72-critical-after-fridge-fall
  10. Tourist sector fears plummeting trade and mass job cuts

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... guarantee low-interest loans from banks for its members, as it did after the Sars outbreak. The council would meet the financial secretary to press its demands, he said. The Commerce and Economic ... a spokesman said. Meanwhile, three major tour agencies- Charming Holidays, EF Language Travel and Hong Kong Study Tours Centre- which organise about 80 per cent of the overseas study tours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680433/tourist-sector-fears-plummeting-trade-and-mass-job-cuts

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