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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    Lawmakers want government to run MPF low-cost core funds

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the industry. "People are angry with the MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) because the schemes only bring huge profits to the financial industry instead of giving a decent retirement protection ... for the government to run some of the MPF funds." The lawmakers are debating the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority proposal issued last month for all MPF providers from 2016 to introduce ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    On the run: Fifa partner executive flees ticket sales arrest

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:25am

    ... in detention. “The Englishman fled through the hotel’s back door and is considered a fugitive,” said Rio police, just three days before Sunday’s Germany-Argentina final at the Maracana Stadium. “We saw ... and the suspect who is cooperating. The Briton’s lawyer, Fernando Fernandes, said he would appeal the detention order, branding it illegal, according to the G1 news website. Brazilian media have published ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Girl, 16, rescued from knife-wielding captor in Sham Shui Po flat

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Clifford Lo

    ... "There was a brief struggle and they subdued him." Traces of what is thought to be the drug Ice were found. The man has been arrested for indecent assault, unlawful detention and possession ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Activist couple put in detention for commemorating Tiananmen crackdown

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:51pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Couple held over June 4 crackdown ceremony Two more civil rights activists on the mainland have been placed under criminal detention ahead of the 25th anniversary next week of the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Yu Shiwen and his wife, Chen Wei, were detained for "gathering a crowd to disturb public order" after organising ...

  5. News - Asia

    Very rare white humpback whale spotted off Australia

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Press in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Animal dubbed Migaloo is the world's best known, with a following in Australia An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast ... in Australia since first being sighted in 1991. Migaloo is an Aboriginal word meaning “whitefella”. He was seen off Sydney on Thursday afternoon, with Twitter reports of more sightings further up ...

  6. Business - Money

    Hong Kong pension regulator unveils cost-cutting plan following criticism

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com City's pension regulator cuts costs The city's pension regulator has cut down its headcount and may move to a cheaper location after a lawmaker criticised the high cost of its operations. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung unveiled the cost-cutting plan of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Don't call this a coup, say Thailand's military rulers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:23pm by BLOOM

    ... become fugitives whose assets can be frozen and face two years in jail. "I don't like the word detention," Werachon said. People are asked if they need anything "apart from ... the entertainment that we provide? This is detention?" Instead of summoned, Werachon uses the word "invited", and rather than detained uses "remain in army accommodation". "We ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Australia chief rules out sabbaticals

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne ARU boss Bill Pulver fears that such a move would open the door to a crippling player drain Australia's chief: sabbaticals off table Australian Rugby Union boss ... spent a season in Japan. Australia, however, says players have to have a full season with a local team before being eligible for national selection. Look, at the end of the day, we only want ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetan writer placed under house arrest 'over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation'

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:58pm by AP

    ... The state security officers refused to give a reason for the home detention, but Tsering Woeser said she believes it is related to a dinner invitation she received from the US Embassy, possibly ...




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