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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Merrill Lynch sued over jailed manager

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Merrill Lynch sued over jailed manager Two Taiwanese women are suing Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited for unspecified damages, alleging the firm failed ... clients' complaints. Huang and Chen claim unauthorised transactions were made, including the sale and purchase of securities, bonds and investment products, and the transfer of funds. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1136233/merrill-lynch-sued-over-jailed-manager
  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Britain's doors 'wide open' to Chinese investment: minister George Osborne

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com UK finance chief George Osborne, leading a delegation of government and business leaders, looks to 'a big step forward' in economic ties Britain's doors 'wide open' to Chinese investment Britain's doors were wide open to companies from China and relaxed foreign ownership rules made it the most obvious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1331864/britains-doors-wide-open-chinese-investment-minister-george-osborne
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Africans appeal ruling on refugees

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Lawyers for the men, who have not been identified by name, made their case at the Court of Final Appeal yesterday, after previous rulings against them by the lower courts. Hong Kong ... and the other two are from the Republic of Congo. The man from the Democratic Republic of Congo is an ethnic Tutsi who says he had been trained as an army intelligence officer. He claims he could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180400/africans-appeal-ruling-refugees
  4. News - Asia - Fukushima

    Meet Japan's most radioactive man and his animals

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 09:39am by Robin Fall

    ... in Tomioka. "I don't have any plans, but as of now all I can say is that the nuclear power plant is bad," he said. "If the disaster was only about the earthquake and tsunami, everyone could come back and reconstruction would be done by now. "After the nuclear disaster, nobody wants to come back, especially the younger generation." Matsumura now runs a charity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1445896/japans-most-radioactive-man-and-his-animals
  5. News - Asia - NUCLEAR POWER

    Fukushima holiday village proposed to tap fascination with disaster

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:45pm by Julian Ryall

    ... on the edge of disaster In the exclusion zone around Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, where most people see a contaminated wasteland that will be uninhabitable for generations, Hiroki ... of the exclusion zone that will become a centre for tourists wanting to visit the epicentre of the second-worst nuclear disaster in history. Azuma believes that the Fukushima plant, destroyed in the March ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1347628/fukushima-holiday-village-proposed-tap-fascination-disaster
  6. News - Hong Kong - REAL ESTATE

    Reda slams Town Planning Board for tighter draft zoning plans

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Reda slams tighter draft zoning plans The Real Estate Developers Association has accused the Town Planning Board of "micro-management" and failing ... Kok and Kowloon Bay, Wan Chai, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Ngau Tau Kok. Amendments had earlier been made to tighten restrictions, including on the height and depth of structures and where should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1153355/reda-slams-town-planning-board-tighter-draft-zoning-plans
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    PCCW, HK Telecom file lawsuit against government's 'unreasonable' fees

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Telecommunications companies challenge government's 'unreasonable' licence fees which they say allow it to reap huge profits at their expense ... 100 customer connections to HK$500. The companies say they made submissions to the government, but it rejected their requests that included a further reduction of the fees. The two companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1164308/pccw-hk-telecom-file-lawsuit-against-governments-unreasonable-fees
  8. News - Hong Kong - FRAUD

    Standard Chartered Bank clerk stole HK$2m from accounts

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Standard Chartered teller cheated disabled woman and businessman to fund soccer bets Bank clerk jailed for HK$2m account theft A former Standard Chartered Bank teller who stole over HK$2 million from depositors - after committing similar offences at another bank - was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday. Simon Wong Sai-man, 32, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154123/standard-chartered-bank-clerk-stole-hk2m-accounts
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Diamond trader wants guarantee to be set aside

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Bid to set aside cash-advance guarantee A diamond, gold and silver trader has asked a court to set aside a guarantee he made to a business that provides cash ... if Sky City failed to do so, is asking the court to declare the guarantee cannot be enforced because it does not comply with money-lending laws. "At the time when the loan … was made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128044/diamond-trader-wants-guarantee-be-set-aside
  10. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and MGM Resorts target broader markets

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com The two joint venture partners are keen to leverage on their brands to expand their reach into the mainland commercial property sector Diaoyutai and MGM set sights on broader markets One made its name through glitzy casino resorts and the other is the epitome of buttoned-down formality with hotel service fit for state guests, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1323983/diaoyutai-state-guesthouse-and-mgm-resorts-target-broader

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