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  1. Ex-industrial sites chosen for public housing

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Four former industrial sites have been identified for public housing use, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday. Reviewing his work on housing ... industrial land has so far identified five sites for rezoning into housing use- in Tsuen Wan, Fo Tan, Tai Kok Tsui and Yuen Long. While one of the parcels of land will be set aside for sale ...

  2. Industrial accident victim fights for others

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government? Very little. Financial aid provided by Shenzhen authorities is only given to permanent residents. Almost all disabled workers who suffered an industrial injury in Shenzhen don't have ... Chen Yongfa spoke to Fiona Tam Hunan migrant worker Chen Yongfa, 32, lost his right arm in an industrial accident at a Shenzhen fabric factory 13 years ago, and the unscrupulous boss ran ...

  3. Medical cover key to financial game plan

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson Hong Kong's citizens must have a financial game plan for retirement that accounts for all types of health-care costs as well as medical inflation, say financial advisory ... according to Bonita Leong, vice-president, marketing and finance, individual financial products at Manulife (International). 'Medical inflation has been quoted by some sources to be as high ...

  4. Mainland insurers poised to emerge as 'champion' players

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry is in a position of strength to expand regionally,' said Joseph Luc Ngai, a leader of McKinsey's financial institutions practice in Asia. 'It is supported by a strong ... the overseas expansion of the country's insurers after Ping An Insurance (Group) suffered a heavy loss investing in troubled Dutch-Belgian financial group Fortis. 'Some may question whether ...

  5. Foxconn, Honda woes reveal changing face of industrial relations

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in fact reflect the emergence of a bigger and more complex theme- industrial relations. Until recently, the mainland was proud of being called 'the world's workshop' for its ... supply chain. But the developments at both Foxconn and Honda show industrial relations are fast becoming an important consideration for multinationals operating on the mainland, as well ...

  6. Vice industry's future must be debated

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has long been a financial magnet and there is debate on whether strengthening the legal status of local sex workers will eradicate the illegal side of the industry. Requiring registration ... The shades-of-grey legal status of Hong Kong's sex industry means that it is rarely mentioned publicly. Only when prostitutes are brutalised or murdered, such as with last week's ...

  7. Industry unsure portability bill will be effective

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... of mind, is a significant challenge for the retirement industry in Hong Kong. With relatively small balances and low contribution rates, people view MPF contributions as a tax deductible rather ... The industry, both from the private sector and regulator sides, is battling with investor burnout and a notable lack of interest in long-term investment strategies. Many within the industry feel ...

  8. Labour shortage threatening industrial growth

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... serious for labour-intensive industries which offer low pay and poor working environments,' the bank said in its annual report on regional financial operations. It noted that 78 per cent ...

  9. More transparency needed for insurers

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is clear. The insurance industry has been hit hard during the financial crisis. It, too, should support the proposal to improve transparency, enhance trust and promote business. ... be corrected. Continuing talks between the insurance industry and the government include a proposal to require insurance agents to disclose to clients the amount of commission they earn from selling ...

  10. Anger at pre-budget tobacco lobbying

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which states governments should protect public health policies from the interests of the tobacco industry. The government ... cent. This would add about HK$5 to a pack of cigarettes but still leave them among the cheapest in the developed world. Public health academics will submit a statement to Financial Secretary ...




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