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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Four Russian banks plan to issue dim sum bonds in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by Toh Han Shih

    ... for dim sum At least four Russian banks will issue up to 2.5 billion yuan (HK$3.1 billion) in dim sum bonds in Hong Kong by early next year, as Western sanctions against Russia accelerate a switch ... on six Russian state-owned banks including the largest, Sberbank. Three Russian banks plan to issue 2 billion yuan of dim sum bonds in Hong Kong early next year, said Elena Trofimova, chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1603545/four-russian-banks-plan-issue-dim-sum-bonds-hong-kong
  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Hong Kong government's helpful health hints

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:20pm by James Porteous

    ... Or is it evening yet?  One day in and already this World Cup looks like taking its toll physically, with 30 more sunrises to greet. Thankfully, the Hong Kong Department of Health has  issued a handy stay ... Marcelo's opener for Croatia: Stay out of the water Meanwhile, in Recife, there is actually a helpful health warning- watch out for the sharks. New warning signs have gone up on the sandy beaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1531586/world-cup-diary-hk-govs-helpful-health-hints
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    How Hong Kong's business elite have thwarted democracy for 150 years

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:32am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says a look back over the past 150 years reveals how Hong Kong's business elite have continually used their power to frustrate the public's ... of entrenched privilege in Hong Kong, already under threat from repeated revelations of greed and sleaze. Does this decrepit system have the capacity to respond to the underlying causes of discontent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618427/how-hong-kongs-business-elite-have-thwarted-democracy-150
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Funding model proves thorny issue for auditing reform in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:26pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Council to take over more powers from the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), adding to its brief routine inspections and disciplinary action for auditor misconduct. ... for regulation The fact that Hong Kong let the HKICPA self-regulate the industry created an impression that the city is in a regulatory Stone Age. This failure to keep up with global practice has shut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1597882/funding-model-proves-thorny-issue-auditing-reform-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... College of Professional and Continuing Education, said he was not optimistic. "The history of health care in Hong Kong in the past two decades has been characterised by the repeated failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:28pm by Chandran Nair

    ... A view of the big picture also shows that the issues Hong Kong must deal with to succeed in the 21st century extend far beyond its electoral system. It will need to undertake radical housing ... Chandran Nair Chandran Nair says we need to look beyond the current Occupy turmoil and see that solutions to Hong Kong's challenges lie far beyond whether we have a more democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617027/hong-kong-has-more-just-democracy-worry-about
  7. News - Hong Kong

    ‘Gutter oil’ scandal tarnishing Hong Kong’s reputation, says health secretary

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm

    ... Jennifer Ngo and Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong’s reputation has been tarnished by a recent food scare in Taiwan in which lard oil exports from the city were labelled as edible oil, the secretary ... Hong Kong has a set of licensing laws for both oil for human consumption and oil for other uses. Oil not for human consumption should never end up being used for food preparation. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590967/lard-oil-incident-tarnishes-hong-kongs-reputation-ko-wing-man-says
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stability will only return when Hong Kong ends its property tyranny

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:44pm by ANDY XIE

    ... ruling class. It focuses its greed on foreigners and distributes the spoils among the people through good public housing, quality education and health care, and a nice pension. Most Hong Kong ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says Hong Kong must restructure its property market to help ordinary people- rather than milking them for the benefit of the business elite- if stability is to return End ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616266/stability-will-only-return-whenhong-kong-ends-its-property
  9. Business - Money - DEBT

    Hong Kong raises US$1 billion in debut issue of Islamic bonds

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg HK raises US$1b in debut issue of Islamic bonds Hong Kong sold US$1 billion of sovereign Islamic bonds in its first-ever issue of the securities, attracting orders for 4.7 times the amount on offer. The dollar-denominated five-year notes were priced at a 2.005 per cent profit rate, the government said yesterday. Britain, which along with Hong Kong is rated the highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1590513/hong-kong-raises-us1-billion-debut-issue-islamic
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... with hotels on how to prevent an Ebola outbreak in Hong Kong. He said the Department of Health had also notified hotels to enforce preventive measures, as they did during the Sars outbreak more than ... arriving in Hong Kong, a spokeswoman said. She added that the carrier was closely monitoring the situation and would coordinate arrangements with the city's health authorities. The Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617876/hong-kong-airlines-hotels-ramp-measures-against-ebola

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