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  1. Health chief warns of 'guerilla' flu

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and financial assistance for the poultry industry. Before the debate, dozens of poultry workers protested outside Legco, demanding better compensation over the import ban. Steven Wong Wai-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Poultry Wholesalers' and Retailers' Association, said thousands of workers in the industry suffered a combined loss of more than $1 billion during the recent ban ...

  2. Officials downbeat on jobs and HK economy

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... had been lost since September, when the global financial meltdown began to bite, and the trend was set to continue. Mr Cheung said it was difficult to say when unemployment would peak, but the pressure would increase when secondary school and university students entered the labour market in May. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, speaking in an RTHK forum on his upcoming budget, ...

  3. Duty on alcohol may be cut to boost tourism

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Duty on alcoholic drinks may be lowered, saving drinkers up to $214 million a year- a move one catering industry representative said last night would give bars and restaurants ... by the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau, does not give an estimate of the revenue loss for the first option but estimates a loss of $7 million a year for the second and $214 million for the third. ...

  4. Lights-out campaign proves a turn-off

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to lay down clear policy and legislation on energy conservation, particularly in the way power companies were regulated. He said power firms should be assigned targets to help industries or commercial premises to cut energy use. Meeting the targets could give them financial rewards. Snubbing the campaign earlier, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said it might hurt the public image ...

  5. Nine more arrested over AIA forged letter probe

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Joshua But, Phyllis Tsang and Martin Wong Nine more people from a local insurance company were arrested yesterday over a forged letter, which spread rumours that industry rival American ... fraudulent' and had 'no basis in fact', and said some of customers received the letter after worldwide financial turmoil had hit its parent company. AIG's troubles in the US prompted ...

  6. Liquidator shuts 20 of chain's stores, sacks staff

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to 18 banks and other financial institutions. The Labour Department has made arrangements to help the U-Right staff affected, and 155 of them had contacted the department by yesterday. ... financial hardship was mainly due to poor investment. 'However, we really must pay attention to the financial downturn. With so many giant banks collapsing, it is impossible that the economy ...

  7. Tourist sector fears plummeting trade and mass job cuts

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

    ... Martin Wong The travel industry is warning its outlook is dire after being hit by the double whammy of swine flu and the global economic downturn. It is forecasting that business will drop by more than half between now and August, and says there could be mass layoffs unless the government provides assistance. The industry wants it to waive travel agents' HK$5,800 annual ...

  8. Tourism chief apologises for hotel closure

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

    ... caused,' Miss Au said. She called an emergency meeting yesterday with representatives from the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Travel Industry Council, Consumer Council, hotel and travel trades ... of hotels. 'No matter how well they are regulated, there might be cases of hotels having financial difficulties. So what we need to do is put in place measures to minimise any possible impact ...

  9. Truckers furious at tunnel toll rise

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Anita Lam Drivers say many will switch to different route The transport industry lambasted the operator of the Tai Lam Tunnel for being greedy and irresponsible after it said it would raise its tolls from Sunday despite the financial turmoil. Truck operators warned the rise would force cross-border drivers onto longer alternative routes made more affordable ...

  10. Tour escorts tone down demands for rest-day back pay

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... During a meeting with the Travel Industry Council yesterday, the Hong Kong Travel Industry (Outbound) Tour Escort and Tour Guide Union said it wanted companies to compensate escorts for statutory ... because the council told us that it would pose enormous pressure on tour agencies' amid the financial crisis, union chairman Dicky Tong Kim-sang said. The union argues that even though tour ...




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