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  1. Legislators label plan for financial dispute centre too costly

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu A proposed financial dispute resolution centre will have just 20 core staff and outsource mediation for major claims after legislators labelled the plan too expensive yesterday. The undersecretary for financial services and the treasury, Julia Leung Fung-yee, said the government planned to set up the centre around the middle of next year with only a small team of in-house mediators ...

  2. HK firm on enhancing financial centre role

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong government would work with regulators and the financial industry to enhance the city's role as an international financial centre through measures ... an international financial centre given the fast growth of the mainland economy and the rising influence of the yuan globally. 'Our direction of being an international financial centre in this time ...

  3. Legislators say dispute centre plan 'toothless'

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Legislators say the government's proposed financial dispute resolution centre has not gone far enough to protect investors. After a briefing by a government official at the regular monthly financial affairs panel meeting yesterday, lawmakers raised a range of concerns over the proposed centre, warning it has no investigative or punishment power over banks or brokers. ...

  4. Financial looters run riot, and there's rebellion in the air

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the politics and the economics of the US, continental Europe and Japan. Cartoonists on both sides of the Atlantic put a different spin on the English riots, depicting financiers in swanky stretch ... salaries of bankers. He would, wouldn't he, since it was he who, following Margaret Thatcher's damage of British industry, boosted London's role as the centre of a supposedly winning ...

  5. Still at the mercy of financial institutions

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Dispute Resolution Centre (FDRC). No word of a financial ombudsman. From the government's standpoint, it seems, the public was at fault. The government's solution is that investors need ... The government's legislative response to the Lehman minibonds scandal is profoundly disappointing. Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong suffered financial losses and the two ...

  6. Measures urged to protect less well off people in financial crisis

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Lawmakers passed a non-binding motion yesterday urging the government to implement more than two dozen measures to protect the lower and middle classes during the financial ... as a logistics centre'. Mr Chan said another committee was not necessary, and that the chief executive's taskforce was sufficient, since it was already 'the highest-level working ...

  7. Patriotism debate takes centre stage

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... 'sacrifice yourself for the country' on the general's back when he was a young man. Mrs Tang is, of course, the mother of Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. Neither the police nor Mr ...

  8. Ma's wife at centre of debate over her job at finance firm

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... as legal affairs director at Mega Financial Holding as usual yesterday, although she was accompanied by security and greeted by supporters. The smiling Ms Chou signed autographs and shook hands ...

  9. Night of the long knives

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Hong Kong International Kung Fu Exhibition's Spirit of a Nation display opening Where: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre When: July 23 What: The martial arts ... presentation. Who: Welcoming guests were IGA president Dr Ma Lianzhen, chief executive Hing Chao and creative director Duncan Jepson. Checking out the action were Financial Secretary John Tsang ...

  10. It's all smears, says winner of internet contract

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Winnie Tang Shuk-ming, the businesswoman at the centre of controversy over a government internet programme, broke her silence yesterday, saying all ... a formal inquiry into the tendering process was defeated. The democrats have been seeking to investigate whether senior government officials including the financial secretary had exerted political ...




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