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  1. Business - EQUITIES

    HKTV to launch mobile television service next month

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:11pm by Sophie Yu

    ... in morning trading in Hong Kong on Monday, boosted by news that its mobile television service will be launched in the middle of next month. It closed the day at HK$2.81, up 17.6 per cent, while ... for the mobile television service, only available in Hong Kong, would be at least 500,000. HKTV will provide 6.5 hours of programming a day at first, with users allowed to watch them free ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Britain’s financial services firms add staff on expectations of higher profits

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Companies are hiring again after years of post-crisis job cuts Growth is back on the agenda for Britain’s financial services companies, which have been posting rising profits and adding staff in recent months, an industry survey shows. Following the 2007-09 financial crisis, many of Britain’s banks and financial services firms were forced to trim costs and cut jobs ...

  3. News - World - PRIVACY

    'Anonymous' Whisper app tracks its users and shares data with authorities

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by GDN

    ... of service for The Guardian said the company appeared to require a lower legal threshold for providing user information to authorities than other tech companies. Whisper is developing a Chinese ... attracted millions of users, and is popular among military personnel using the service to make confessions they would be unlikely to publish on Facebook or Twitter. Some post from secret bases ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:57pm by Reuters

    ... homicide, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter, can be punished by anything from 15 years in jail to a suspended sentence or community service. In a front page headline on Friday, South ... At the sentencing hearing, Masipa is expected to hear arguments from prosecution and defence, possibly for as long as a day each, and psychological and probation experts before making her ruling. Legal ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... Agencies in Washington Having presided over a series of blunders as head of the US presidential protection unit, Julie Pierson lost confidence of her boss and Congress Secret Service head who fell on her sword When Barack Obama rode in a lift with a security guard in Atlanta two weeks ago he no doubt thought little of it and presumed the Secret Service was doing its job. ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Like Bank of China, Citic Bank also offers service branded 'money laundering' by CCTV

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:58pm by DON WEINLAND, George Chen

    ... state-run CCTV accuses Bank of China of money laundering BOC said the Youhuitong service was part of a legal pilot scheme launched in 2011. It said the CCTV report "deviated from ... Don Weinland and George Chen CCTV accuses Bank of China of providing money laundering service Citic Bank also moves money overseas, say sources A day after Bank of China (BOC) was accused ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    SFC's legal action against Citic a reassuring sign

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial SFC's civil action a reassuring sign The authorities have launched actions in some high-profile cases of insider trading and market misinformation to punish wrongdoers, compensate investors and safeguard Hong Kong's reputation for ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Free legal help levels playing field for NGOs A decade of advocating for women's rights has taught Linda To Kit-lai that rhetorical appeals ... their services for free, or pro bono. The scheme, set up by the non-profit group PILnet- the Global Network for Public Interest Law- has meant the end of a long headache for To, whose work often involves ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must do more to help relatives put the dead to rest

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... no choice but to turn to private columbariums, whose legality is often in doubt because of stringent restrictions in land use. Like housing and health care, burial should be a basic public service ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:40pm by Surya Deva

    ... Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Leaving aside legal arguments, let us also not forget that poor people are poor not merely because of their birth. In most cases, they remain poor because they are denied access to development capital- whether it is a lack of adequate nutrition, health services and housing; limited access to quality education and vocational training, or the availability ...




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