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  1. Incentives urged for emerging industries

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The financial secretary has been urged to offer tax relief and other benefits to encourage the development of hi-tech industries such as design and manufacturing of vehicle parts ... 'Even though those industries are developing in our neighbouring countries, Hong Kong still has the edge such as our legal system and protection of intellectual property rights,' he said. ...

  2. Stephen Lam is acting security chief

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Kelvin Chan, Patsy Moy

    ... the commissioner of police, might be appointed secretary for security eventually, but nothing has been confirmed. With no replacement yet announced for former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung, ... Shu-kwan, the acting financial secretary, dodged questions from reporters on whether he would take on Mr Leung's job if asked. He said he had his hands full doing both jobs. 'There's ...

  3. Jeweller jailed for deception and theft

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in the industry as a salesman in 1966, and had opened a jewellery shop in 1991. But Tsang started to suffer financially in 1995, when his business partners in Taiwan refused to settle a bill. 'To ...

  4. No change in levy for outbound tours

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The levy imposed on outbound tours is unlikely to be lowered even though the Travel Industry Compensation Fund has ample reserves, the Economic Development and Labour Bureau ... million since it was established in 1993. Mr Young said the fund had paid out only about $17 million in compensation and emergency financial relief to tourists. The fund was set up to facilitate ...

  5. Pledge of tougher law by June

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Patsy Moy The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said yesterday it would try to introduce a tougher anti-smoking law by June, as the financial secretary's office ... with $700,000. 'We are well aware that smoking and second-hand smoking have heavy socio-economic costs for the community,' said a bureau spokesman. Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...

  6. Eateries multiply but outlook dims

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... But legislator Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, who represents the catering industry, said the figures did not paint a true picture. Most new restaurants were low-budget, small or medium-size establishments, while major restaurants continued to close down. He said the industry had not completely recovered from the economic crisis and Sars. 'So, it remains very difficult for the big restaurants ...

  7. Charity plans to introduce fashion label

    Posted Dec 05th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... companies which are also the subsidiaries of the charity.' Mr Lai said St James' Settlement also planned to enter the catering industry by opening a coffee shop and a cafe to sell Chinese ... agency to make it financially viable, instead of waiting for government handouts. 'Also, we don't want to give the public a negative connotation that welfare agencies are only [here] ...

  8. Pair on trial for trying to register sham bank

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to open a bank account with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in May 2003, using the name Pacific Asian Bank. Ms Chow said Wang had claimed that the Securities and Futures Commission had ... later offered to provide financial services to Mr Chan and asked him several times to deposit $2 million, the court heard. Since August 2003, the HKMA has received four inquiries about ...

  9. The shame game

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Poverty on the mainland and the economic downturn in Hong Kong are forcing growing numbers of women to turn to the sex industry to earn a living, writes Patsy Moy When 'Ah Fong' ... was persuaded by her fellow villagers who work in the sex industry in Hong Kong to travel across the border to make money. She is now sharing a flat in Kowloon with her fellow villagers, who provide ...

  10. Attitude shift and bias for small families ease pressure to have boy

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... different mentality to their parents,' said University of Hong Kong statistician Paul Yip Siu-fai, a council member of the Family Planning Association. 'Besides financial considerations, ... and smaller families would outweigh the traditional norm of having sons. He said sons were important when China relied heavily on the farming industry and manual labour. 'But women in Hong Kong ...




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