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  1. New law is a step in the right direction

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu After almost 10 years of debate and three rounds of consultation, a new law requires companies or their senior executives to provide price-sensitive information to the public ... the US, Britain, Singapore and the mainland. With this new law, which takes effect from January, we are at least matching Britain and Europe with similar penalties for non-disclosure. A fine ...

  2. Dissatisfaction on the increase

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Less than 10 per cent of Hong Kong people are satisfied with the government's efforts at maintaining economic prosperity, with public perception of its overall performance continuing to decline. Of 1,073 people interviewed for a University of Hong Ko ...

  3. Property agents' group backs war on dirty money

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Authority said yesterday that under a set of 40 guidelines, agents will have to report all suspicious transactions to law enforcement officers. The guidelines have been provided by the Financial ... Alex Tang Yee-man, president of the Society of Hong Kong Real Estate Agents, said: 'We waste the time and money of law enforcement officers if we over-report and if the buyer ends up being ...

  4. Mainland visitors don't live up to expectations

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... For all the hype about individual mainland travellers boosting tourism in Hong Kong, the city's hotels are still less full than a year ago - and charging much less than before Sars all but wiped out inbound travel. 'The mainland individual trave ...

  5. Confidence in property rebounding

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong's confidence in the property market has been revived by the recent influx of mainland tourists and the promises made in the trade pact with the mainland, a study released yesterday revealed. The study by real estate consultant Land Power In ...

  6. Visitors out to bag a bargain

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Tourists say they look forward to shopping - and seeing their families Mainland tourists taking advantage of the relaxation of travel restrictions say they are looking forward to shopping in Mongkok and the chance to catch up with their relatives. After t ...

  7. Idea for guesthouses 'will deter investors'

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Property developers fear the proposal threatens the free market and urge the government to do its sums before acting Property developers and investors yesterday warned that turning unsold Home Ownership Scheme flats into guesthouses to accommodate mainlan ...

  8. Satisfaction with legislators falls to new low, says survey

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Public satisfaction with the performance of legislators has dipped to an all-time low, according to a survey, while respondents also said Hong Kong's prosperity, stability and freedoms had been eroded. The University of Hong Kong survey of 1,073 peop ...

  9. Row rages over British homebuying reforms

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London The British Conservative Party's claims that the government's homebuying reforms planned for next year may result in rising property prices have been dismissed as 'damn untruths' by those implementing them. Fro ...

  10. Law reform lures Asian executives

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... scheme in the mainland. Countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom already have such schemes in place,' Mr Lai said. Mr Lai, who is also a provisional liquidator of Hong Kong-listed ... bankruptcy law offers investors better protection, a survey has found. The new law, which became effective on June 1, requires only professionals such as accountants or lawyers who have no conflict ...




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