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  1. Wheelock profit drops as property sales and securities income fall

    Posted Nov 29th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... renovation of the retail area vacated by Lane Crawford,' the company said. Securities investment revenue, comprising mainly dividends and interest income, increased 19 per cent to HK$218 ...

  2. Income tests

    Posted Oct 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two thousand public housing tenants selected randomly every month will be required to report their family's monthly incomes from next year under a new rent adjustment mechanism. Do you approve of the idea? Write to us ...

  3. Income scrutiny for public housing

    Posted Oct 27th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan But a tenants' group and a lawmaker criticise plan for random monthly testing Public housing tenants will be required to report their monthly family income starting next ... their occupation and monthly income. Those who fail to comply will be warned by the Housing Authority, and could have their lease terminated. The authority will do random checks on the questionnaires ...

  4. Treasury chief touts stability of GST as income source

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... was much less volatile.?While personal consumption generally falls during economic downturns, its fluctuations are smaller than those of real estate, business profits and salary income,? Mr Ma ... and hurt low-income earners. They argue it will push up Hong Kong?s cost of living and hurt tourism and may complicate Hong Kong?s simple tax system. But the financial services secretary said ...

  5. Party plenum to focus on income inequality

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Social security net for farmers and medicare subsidies likely A plan to narrow the mainland's widening income gap will top the agenda when the Communist Party's ... of building a harmonious society, a report by Xinhua quoted analysts and observers as saying new guidelines would be formulated during the meeting to make income distribution more equitable ...

  6. 'My meagre income can't feed my family'

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... no longer wring out a wet towel because of wasted muscles. 'What did I gain for a wasted body? A meagre income that can't even buy my family a decent dinner,' she said, adding ...

  7. 'I just want an income that will allow me to make some good soup once in a while'

    Posted Oct 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a decent income that will allow me to make some good soup once in a while.' The widow, who receives a monthly salary of HK$3,380 for working 10 hours a day, 26 days a month, said she had ...

  8. Macau gaming income soars

    Posted Oct 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Enclave's casino revenue leaps 37pc to HK$4.5b in September, closing in on world's No1 market Las Vegas Strip Macau's gaming revenue leapt 37 per cent in September to HK$4.5 billion, boosted by the September 6 opening of the US$1 ...

  9. Interest costs, lower property income cut Towngas profit

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... profit fell 19.7 per cent on lower property income and higher interest expenses. Net profit dropped to HK$2.5 billion from HK$3.12 billion. Turnover grew 12.03 per cent to HK$5.41 billion, helped ... to HK$588.2 million in a revaluation surplus from the group's 15.8 per cent owned investment property- International Finance Centre shopping and office complex in Central. Mr Chan said income ...

  10. Impact on low-income families feared

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The government should have explored the likely impact of a goods and services tax (GST) on low-income families before launching the public consultation, the Civic Party said yesterday. But while others are calling for the scrapping of the consultation, the party is taking a wait-and-see stance on the GST. Speaking after meeting Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...




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