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  1. Half measure makes another MPF mess

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to deprive you of up to half of the pension that should rightfully be yours when you retire and MPF chairman Henry Fan Hung-ling has had to take notice. But he has now made a mess of it, too. His ... This sort of thing can't be done by half measure. I particularly find it galling that the 'source familiar with the situation', whom we quoted, said that the extra transaction costs ...

  2. Welfare unions call for half-day protest over funding levels

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Social welfare unions yesterday called on members to take half a day's leave next month and join a protest against the government's welfare funding. The call came ... government should not turn a deaf ear to our voice,' he said. The unions called on members, including social workers and caregivers, to take a half-day off on September 5. They expect more than ...

  3. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... well-informed source said the problem may have already cost Hong Kong's flagship airline a substantial amount. The revelation comes just days after Cathay reported a HK$935 million first half loss, ... to make any comment at this time while discussions are still taking place.' A tax office spokesman said the department would not comment on an individual case. $1.2b Cathay's first half ...

  4. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the Immigration Department. In the first half of this year, 119 applications were approved. Visas issued to Irish people reached 287 last year, from 143 in 2009. The number of Italian applicants jumped 55 ...

  5. Third of China's city-dwellers are still second class citizens

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It made headlines around the world at the beginning of this year when government statisticians announced that more than half of China's 1.35 billion people now live in the cities. But what most of the news articles failed to mention is at least 200 million of China's 690 million city-dwellers- and as many as 250 million, according to some estimates- are still ...

  6. A good week for ...

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Florence Tsang Chiu-wing She won a maintenance settlement worth HK$1.2 billion following the end of her marriage to Samathur Li Kin-kan, son of property tycoon Samuel Tak Lee. Tsang, a solicitor, reacted with a cheer and broad smile, although the court had ruled she was not entitled to half of her husband's HK$6.4 billion assets because, as suggested by Li's own lawyers, ...

  7. Unionists call for pay rises of 8pc

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... facilities to supermarkets, recorded after-tax revenues for the first half of this year that were 596 per cent higher than in the same period last year. Lee said it would cost the group only 2 per ...

  8. Blame the bottom line, not a bronze lion

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... peak of HK$140, complained at the bank's annual general meeting that her investment had fallen by half. The shares closed at HK$64.95 last Friday, 20 per cent lower than the time when ...

  9. Voucher scheme slashes kindergarten teachers' pay

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... years from the introduction of the scheme, fees were capped at HK$24,000 a year for half-day classes and HK$48,000 for full-day sessions. Salaries account for 80 per cent of the operating ...

  10. Money pit

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

    ... Many people will end up paying more than half of their total retirement benefits in fees. Do you think this is fair and is there enough transparency with Mandatory Provident Fund schemes? Write to us. ...




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