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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 13: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 07:53am by Daniel Cheng, 20, poses for a photo before a barricade that he helps to maintain on an occupied road in the Admiralty district

    ... not be held because the government felt they would not lead to a constructive outcome. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's ICAC and police in Australia said they would launch separate investigations ... arrangements could be further discussed within the current legal framework. He said the public should be informed that the current proposal was not mandatory, and that if they disagreed with it, ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ..., but neither country had the equivalent of Australia’s preventative detention orders. Under such orders, suspected terrorists can be held for up to 14 days without charge. The suspects aren’t allowed ... being diverted by an issue that is nothing but a red herring.” ASIO’s Secretary General Duncan Lewis, who took over Australia’s top domestic spy agency last week, said torture was contrary ...

  3. Business - Money

    AXA in talks to sell Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund unit

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... in Hong Kong, said people with knowledge of the matter. AXA was seeking about US$400 million for the Mandatory Provident Fund business, two of the people said, asking not to be identified because ... it was the largest foreign property and casualty insurer in Asia outside of Japan and Australia. Manulife, the second-largest manager of MPF funds in Hong Kong, and Sun Life gained share at the expense ...

  4. Business - Money - PENSIONS

    Core fund proposal for Hong Kong pension scheme wins wide support

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by Enoch Yiu

    ... wins wide support A proposal by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority to require all pension providers to establish a "core fund" as a cheap and simple investment option has ... with the average pension fees of 0.6 per cent in Chile, 0.83 per cent in the United States and 1.21 per cent in Australia. "The lower fee for the core fund does allow the MPFA to achieve its goal ...

  5. News - Asia - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:30am by AFP

    ... raids 'foil beheading plot' Australia's largest counter-terrorism raids yesterday left 15 people in detention, and apparently foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State jihadists ... State's media unit in the Middle East, where it would be released to the public. The raids came barely a week after Australia boosted the terror threat level to "high" for the first time ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL GAMBLING

    Hong Kong's back-room bookies go global thanks to online betting

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Patrick Boehler, Niall Fraser, Bryan Harris

    ... in Southeast Asia, farms in Australia and vineyards in Europe and the US," he said. Another line of business diversification that gangland's nouveau riche have turned to is online gaming, ... detention due to the difficulty of finding evidence for match-fixing arrangements. The 50-year-old is wanted in Hungary and Italy for allegedly fixing dozens of soccer matches. The largest ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea eyes doubling of cigarette prices to curb smoking

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... than the US$12 a pack smokers pay in Australia, which recently toughened its anti-smoking laws. The initiative also suggested banning cigarette advertisements in convenience stores and making graphic warning labels on cigarette packs mandatory. KT&G, which sells 60 per cent of all cigarettes bought in the country, declined to comment. South Koreans are among the heaviest smokers ...

  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 11, 2014

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 08:07am

    ... Review China is on track to surpass New Zealand as Australia's primary source of tourists within four years. Cameroon’s illegal timber finds a market in China |Source: China in Africa ... in detention.' The new inflatable Chinese drone: Battlefield balloons? |Source: Popular Science- Eastern Arsenal Any power failures in the engine or communications would turn an inflatable UAV ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    SFC launches legal action against Citic to demand compensation for investors

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:17pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... a finance veteran who was a non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and chairman of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority at the time, came in for particular criticism ... Citic September 7, 2008: Citic became aware of the exposure arising from forex contracts related to its iron ore mining project in Australia. September 12, 2008: A Citic circular said: "The ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Two South Korean soldier 'suffocate' during special forces training

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... by special warfare units in the US, Britain and Australia," an official at the Special Warfare Command was quoted as saying. "There must have been some sloppiness in carrying out ... serve mandatory two year terms to dispel criticism after a series of deadly incidents. The most recent outcry centred on physical and emotional abuse that led to the death of a conscript soldier ...




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