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  1. NY police probe Cathay incident

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... employees have requested their privacy be respected while the investigation is allowed to run its course.' According to the source, Hong Kong's flagship airline is keen to keep a lid ... Police in New York have launched an investigation into an incident involving two off-duty Cathay Pacific staff. An aviation insider confirmed that the episode involved a man and a woman ...

  2. Forced by quake to return home early, young travellers seek help on visas from consulate

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Japan and I do not want to desert them.' Ho was living in Tokyo when the disaster struck. She found that the situation she faced on the ground did not match the Hong Kong government's ... 'This postponement means that I can't even apply for a new visa, which is such a pity because I want to go back and help,' Ho said. While stuck in Hong Kong, the members of the group ...

  3. Hang Seng Bank forcing us out of our jobs, say Pakistani guards

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... in Hong Kong and we are very scared for our future,' he said. 'I was given no alternative but to take the compensation package or face getting nothing. I have a wife and two children, ... John Carney Pakistani security guards with Hang Seng Bank have claimed that the company is forcing them out of their jobs by making them take compensation packages. First established ...

  4. Party's over as developers forced to slash flat prices

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of second-hand transactions in 10 of Hong Kong's biggest private developments fell 42 per cent from a week earlier. This follows the offering by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) of a second batch ... February 2009. The Centa-City Leading Index, which tracks overall average transaction prices in Hong Kong, shows that the average home price has fallen 3 per cent since early June, when ...

  5. Bookworms out in force to queue for annual fair

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Book lovers queued from before dawn yesterday to get into the opening morning of the Hong Kong Book Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The annual event, which runs until Monday, drew about 3,100 visitors in its first hour, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the event organiser. Alex Lee, a 16-year-old student, said he waited ...

  6. Citic wins bid to bar police from files

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that it said contained confidential legal advice. In March 2009, Hong Kong police started their own criminal investigation into Citic Pacific, accusing the company of defrauding the three banks. The next month police raided the company's Hong Kong office and seized boxes of files. The company sought to prevent the police from accessing the six documents, saying the legal advice ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong consumer prices rise 4.1pc in 2012

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 06:08pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Inflation remains steady at 3.7pc during November, December Consumer prices in Hong Kong rose by 4.1 per cent last year over the previous year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Monday. Netting out the effects of all government’s one-off relief measures, the underlying inflation rate even reached 4.7 per cent. Apart from the whole-year figure, ...

  8. CLP complains to police over fake jobs ads

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's largest electricity supplier, CLP Holdings, has lodged complaints with mainland and Hong Kong police after it found a fake advertisement for jobs at the power company circulating with e-mails. The company said it had no links to the recruitment agent in Meizhou city, Guangdong province, and reserved the right to take legal action. ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University launches double degree in arts and law The University of Hong Kong will roll out a double degree in arts and law next year. The five-year programme is aimed at fostering ... similar programmes, giving graduates wider career prospects. Union seeks tougher MPF fines The Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union has called for tougher penalties against ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free market no panacea for Hong Kong's ills

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A free market is no panacea Hong Kong has for many years been singled out by conservative think tanks as the freest economy. It will be interesting to see what is made ... warned, for example, that introducing a modest minimum wage was a dent in Hong Kong's crown. But the crown sits uneasy because of four serious problems identified by Leung- unaffordable ...




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