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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Haitong's lower fees a small step in right direction for retirement fund

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Small step in right direction for MPF Among the many flaws of the Mandatory Provident Fund that critics have pointed out, the one that is the most detrimental to retirement savings is the high fees and charges that funds levy on customers. At the current market average of 1.71 per cent, such charges amount to an astronomical cost over the course of a working life. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... become fully funded and regulated, the problems will persist. A committee was appointed last year to take forward the chief executive's pledge of free kindergarten education. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Rules governing Hong Kong's district councils outdated

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Chi-fung alerted journalists about a discussion on funding allocation for Basic Law promotion activities, which he feared would benefit only Beijing-friendly district groups. He protested against ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Removing chains on deposit rates will free capital for more efficient use

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... investors are left with few other options to put their money to work. There is an urgent need for banks to compete properly for funds. Liberalisation of deposit rates would be an important step ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Majority rule can improve governance

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by political appointees, lobbying has been a political task for ministers and their aides. Whenever a bill or funding request is put to a vote, a handful of appointees from the relevant bureau have ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must keep internet secure and free

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... but if the benefits are to be attained, the network has to be properly managed and well protected. Innovation and funding are necessities. Xi is well aware of the challenge: he told the first meeting ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pressing case for a heritage body to help preserve Hong Kong's past

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... well-funded heritage trust designated as a statutory body could resolve such matters. Whether our city needs such an authority is among questions expected to be included in a planned public ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to sports, Hong Kong is losing race to Singapore

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to fund pre-construction work. Under the plan, the future sports complex in Kai Tak will compromise a 50,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof, a 5,000-seat sports ground and an indoor sports ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    RTHK a victim of political bickering

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a government department with editorial independence means it is often torn between conflicting priorities, so much so that it sometimes becomes a victim of political bickering. The row over the funding ... is to be re-tendered, resulting in delays for two years. That means RTHK's plan to expand its services in the digital age will be hindered for the time being. Lawmakers have a duty to scrutinise funding ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco must get its house in order to stop filibustering abuse

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Getting Legco's house in order Political antics are part of parliamentary life. Hong Kong's legislature is no exception. From throwing bananas and eggs to mass walkouts, there is no shortage of drama in Legco. But there are limits as to how far politicians should go. Stalling important bills and funding by using a filibuster is a prime example. Originally ...




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