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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fruit money for all worth the price

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Fruit money for all worth the price Our social welfare system, especially for the elderly poor, is bureaucratic, mean and insufficient for a decent living. That is why activists and many political parties across the ideological spectrum are calling for what amounts to a doubling of so-called fruit money for those over the age of 70 by scrapping ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's luxury fruit masters grow money on trees

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 01:02pm by AFP

    ... Hiroshi Hiyama at Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Perfectly-formed fruit can fetch a fortune in Japan With melons that sell for the price of a new car and grapes that go for more than US$100 a pop, Japan is a country where perfectly-formed fruit can fetch a fortune. An industry of fruit boutiques has defied Japan’s sluggish economy to consistently offer luscious and lavishly tended ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Fruit-money frustration for cross-border retirees

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Most of the 100 people who lined up to apply for elderly allowance turned away because of a lack of paperwork Fruit-money frustration for cross-border retirees Many cross-border retirees trying to register for the "fruit money" allowance went away disappointed yesterday after failing to provide information such as proof of a Guangdong ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Progress on fighting money laundering is encouraging

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... investigators, the increase can be partly attributed to a number of positive factors, including the enactment of tighter legislation against money laundering and terrorist financing, fruitful ... SCMP Editorial Waging war on financial cheats No financial centre wants to see its reputation tainted by association with money laundering. On the face of it more than 33,000 reports ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    HK elderly living in Guangdong in line for 'fruit money'

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by SALLY WANG

    ... Sally Wang Elderly Hongkongers who have chosen to retire over the border have welcomed the Hong Kong government's plan for a monthly allowance Fruit money for a ripe old age When Hsui ... "fruit money" - an old-age monthly allowance of a little more than HK$1,000. The allowance is offered to permanent residents aged over 65. Successful applicants can continue receiving fruit ...

  6. News - World - AGRICULTURE

    Florida's citrus growers battle to save fruit from killer bacteria

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:42pm by WASHPOST

    ... Florida citrus orchard that Victor Story toured recently looked like a steal. For sale at US$27,500 per hectare, the investors who owned it were going to lose money, and potential buyers like ... fruit's never going to be of any value," said Story, 68, who has been growing fruit all his life. He said his pickers wouldn't even bother to reach for it. "It's going to fall ...

  7. 'Fruit money' not a basic right

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Joyce Man 'Fruit money' is not a fundamental right of elderly residents, a court ruled, as it dismissed a challenge to the requirement that old-age allowance ... recipients was unconstitutional and unlawful. Lam said fruit money was different from Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, and the government had the right to take into account 'public ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Malaysian artist Zakii's latest exhibition bears fruit

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:16am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com The fruits of artistic labour "You will take a second look," says Ahmad Zakii Anwar, the Malaysian artist better known as Zakii. "They might ... and Pain" at Galerie Huit until May 20. At first glance, the clean and simple images showing fruits and vegetables on a table look innocent enough, but it's their strategic and suggestive ...

  9. Rights to 'fruit money' debated

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... what is usually referred to as the 'fruit money' scheme, applicants for the HK$1,035 a month must be permanent residents aged 65 or over and must immediately before application have ... that he stopped travelling, applied for 'fruit money' again and was accepted in October last year. He is asking the court to quash the director of social welfare's decision ...

  10. Scrap 'fruit money' rule, union says

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interviewed 300 people, aged between 60 and 79, who lived on the mainland. 71.1 per cent had livelihood problems as they were ineligible for the allowance, commonly called fruit money, the federation ... it hard to remain there because of surging living costs in terms of rents and food prices there.' The current conditions for fruit money state that the HK$1,035 payments are only available ...




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