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  1. A bad week for...

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Doris Phua China Central Television accused the owner of 'made in Italy' Da Vinci furniture stores of peddling knock-offs. Shanghai customs officials confirmed the company made furniture locally, then gave it a 'shower' at the docks before it was 'imported' back into China at a huge mark-up. At a shambles of a press conference, Phua tearfully denied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973757/bad-week
  2. ICAC man's family firm furnished safe houses

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A 'mission impossible' jeopardised the career of an anti-graft agent when he was assigned to furnish safe houses cheaply and quickly, Eastern Court heard yesterday. Chan Ching-hiu, 33, used furniture from his family-run store and tried to hide the conflict of interest by stealing and replacing receipts amounting to HK$19,510, dated July and August last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611997/icac-mans-family-firm-furnished-safe-houses
  3. Is there a price to pay for democracy?

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... institutions? Whatever the answer, that is the real challenge that China poses to the West today, because it threatens to completely rearrange our mental furniture- dictated by the West for so long- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996920/there-price-pay-democracy
  4. Figure it out

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allowance largely unchanged Air-conditioning allowance scrapped Furniture and Domestic appliances allowance scrapped Hotel subsistence allowance scrapped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517409/figure-it-out
  5. DAB lawmaker denies breach over illegal work on village house

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... asked a contractor who works for the lawmaker to remove furniture and various other household items from the government land. A spokeswoman said the Buildings Department was following up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967665/dab-lawmaker-denies-breach-over-illegal-work-village-house
  6. Berlin

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... was once a grim area with a creative vision to rival that of New York. Berlinrodeo (4 Rochstrasse, tel: 49 30 2804 7815) is an example of 'new' East Berlin. The furniture store offers ... to look as futuristic as this area, make your way to Betonmoebel (65 Zimmerstrasse, tel: 49 30 2248 7190). Using high-performance concrete, the studio has developed striking cubic furniture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629185/berlin
  7. Perks go up 4.8pc for civil servants

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The payments cover items such as the education- in Hong Kong and overseas- of the children of senior civil servants, rent and mortgages, furniture and appliances, holidays, and even air-conditioning, ... million in home purchase allowances, up 5.3 per cent year on year. Some 13,000 will claim an average of HK$1,250 in house allowance and for furniture and appliances. Some 1,626 civil servants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709099/perks-go-48pc-civil-servants
  8. $96m of civil service perks set to be axed or reined in

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... out its proposals on the fringe benefits review. It recommended that at least eight items of spending, including the leave passage allowance, air-conditioning, furniture, hotel and baggage ... The bill for the past financial year exceeded $66 million. With allowances for baggage, hotels, furniture and moving house, such spending cost $90.8 million in total in 2003-04. The government said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452148/96m-civil-service-perks-set-be-axed-or-reined
  9. Should Hong Kong introduce rent control?

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... provide poorer quality flats to tenants, and may not provide furniture. Tenants might also have to pay for maintenance and repairs, which are now included in contracts. In short, rent control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990395/should-hong-kong-introduce-rent-control
  10. UK stamp duty rise sees rush to complete

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... on to ensure all the transactions complete before that date. I have known many deals to fall through for much less, such as garden furniture.' From April onwards, the stamp duty change would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739585/uk-stamp-duty-rise-sees-rush-complete

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