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  1. Calls for more exemptions in competition law

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com A new front emerged yesterday in the battle over the competition bill, with pro-business and pan-democratic lawmakers wrangling over just how much market ... as the 'second conduct rule'. Pro-business lawmakers also want a second threshold, covering the share of a market a firm enjoys, to be raised from the 25 per cent level proposed by the government ...

  2. Lawmakers deny HK$28m report was waste of money

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com The Legislative Council report on the Lehman Brothers fiasco cost taxpayers HK$28 million- the most expensive Legco investigation ever. Lawmakers denied ... officials, regulators, bankers and victims. The subcommittee also met 57 times to discuss findings. Civic Party Lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, a member of the investigating subcommittee, said ...

  3. Don't raise bid for metal exchange, lawmaker says

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing should not increase its offer for the London Metal Exchange because that might be contrary to the interests of its investors, legislator Chim Pui-chung warned yesterday. 'HKEx's original bid was very high and should not rise further. Any overpriced deal would hurt shareholders,' the lawmaker told the South China Morning ...

  4. Lawmakers should be known by the company they keep

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... who recognises and promotes the public interest could be a credit to his industry. It may take courage, at first, to tell traditional corporate voters that they cannot expect a lawmaker ...

  5. Lawmakers say 20pc expenses raise is not enough

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government has postponed a plan to increase office expenses for lawmakers by 20 per cent, after Legislative Council members argued that the sum was not enough. This comes after lawmakers had earlier backed down on a proposal to double their salaries to match those of ministers. It was not well received by the public and the lawmakers ended up being offered only a 10 per ...

  6. Power surge for lawmakers urged in electricity row

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Lawmakers are edging closer to exercising their powers to seek sensitive information from the environment chief on the tariffs and development plans of the city's two electricity suppliers. The legislature's House Committee passed a resolution tabled by Democrat lawmaker Fred Li Wah-ming yesterday to invoke the power, with support from ...

  7. Lawmaker sceptical of fall in property speculation

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan A lawmaker has questioned the rosy picture painted by new government figures, which shows the number of confirmor deals on flats have more than halved thanks to the special ... to set up companies elsewhere, typically the British Virgin Islands, deliberately to speculate on properties,' he said. 'We lawmakers have held meetings with the Inland Revenue ...

  8. Lawmakers lead protest against accumulators, saying investors misled over high risk

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong led a group of eight investors to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority office yesterday in a protest, saying they had been misled by their bankers into buying high-risk accumulator ...

  9. Lawmakers threaten to spurn bill on plastic bags as talks bog down

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Legislators have threatened to stop scrutinising the Product Eco-Responsibility Bill if environment officials fail to address what lawmakers say are crucial issues relating ... the plastic bag levy is more of a tax than a product responsibility scheme aimed at promoting recycling and recovery. Civic Party lawmaker Audrey Yu Yuet-mee asked why the levy, which is likely ...

  10. Give workers full control over MPF money, lawmakers urge

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... is terminated, whereby the employee gives written notice to the trustee. But lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing, of the Federation of Trade Unions, said the proposal did not go far enough. 'It is unreasonable ...




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