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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. Incomes up over 10pc in urban, rural areas

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Increases are result of drive to stimulate domestic consumption, say economists Mainland incomes continued to surge in the first quarter of the year, with both urban and rural earnings rising more than 10 per cent year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Urban residents' per capita disposable income reached 3,293 yuan in the first ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. '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 ...

  9. Shenzhen plans to offer low-income housing

    Posted Aug 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policy. The city will build a total of 690,000 housing units by 2010. About 140,000 of them, with a total floor size of 5.7 million square metres, would be reserved for low-income households ... had to spend the lion's share of their incomes on housing. The resentment culminated in a massive online petition earlier this year. The central government and Shenzhen authorities have ...

  10. CCB profit leaps 13.3pc as interest income rises

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

    ... 18.09 per cent. Net interest income surged 15.1 per cent to 65.29 billion yuan as outstanding lending grew 14.5 per cent over the end of last December to 2.82 trillion yuan. Infrastructure ... cent of non-performing loans. However, net interest margin- the ratio of net interest income to average interest-earning assets- contracted 0.15 percentage point to 2.7 per cent. Higher loan ...




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