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  1. Business - Money - REGULATION

    HKEx seeks views on dual-class share structure reform after Alibaba loss

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by Enoch Yiu

    ... dual-share structure Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is seeking views on whether the city should change the listing rules to introduce the controversial dual-class share structure in a bid ... football club Manchester United to have special shareholding structures to list here. These firms have dual-class share structures that allow one class of shareholders to have more rights than ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Erdogan must steer towards the middle as Turkey's president

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Erdogan must steer to middle Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shrugged off a year of protests and corruption scandals to win another term- this time ... This sets the stage for his stated intention of forging an executive, interventionist presidency of a strategically important country between the Middle East and Europe, when relations with the US ...

  3. Government must meet housing needs of HK's middle class

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... given that there is little hope that private developers can satisfy the housing needs of middle-class residents. The scale of supply of subsidised dwellings by the government can always ... The financial burden to the government of providing [some] middle-class subsidised homes would not be substantial, as it would get its money back from sales and there are no long-term maintenance costs ...

  4. Middle class covered under health safety net

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... for a financial assistance scheme called the Samaritan Fund. A person familiar with the new policy said the second safety net was aimed at providing better protection to middle-class people suffering ... the limit, they will also be covered by the fund- even if they are on a middle income.' The bureau says the government should be able to afford the new policy as only a minority of patients ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Luxury crackdown brings fear of flying first class in China

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:11am by Howard Winn

    ... are now frowned on. Hence its premium classes have taken a hit. But Air China says it is not planning to adopt China Southern's approach and make its first class more politically acceptable by calling it business class.   Nathan Tinkler in Hong Kong We see that Nathan Tinkler has had the rug pulled out from underneath him by Peabody Energy. The flamboyant Australian coal miner had been ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2014

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... pricing helps patients We refer to the report (" New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class ", August 22) regarding Chinese University's new private teaching ...

  7. Home ownership a vanishing dream for the middle class

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people to find the money they need to own their own home. Even middle-class professionals struggle in the property market because of the extremely high prices in Hong Kong. The government does ...

  8. Entrapment is all class in middle leg of TT

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo Trainer John Size is not sitting on his laurels and the exciting Entrapment can help extend the stable's eight-win lead in the premiership with victory in the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin. Entrapment faces a true test of his ability in this Class Two line-up, but has stylishly come through his four unbeaten runs. He combined with Douglas Whyte for his ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    PolyU won't punish those who cut classes to join Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com No penalty for cutting class over Occupy: PolyU Students and staff of the Polytechnic University will not be penalised if they join Occupy Central or an expected boycott of classes next month, the university president says. "Even now, not all students attend their classes," Timothy Tong Wai-cheung said. "What difference ...

  10. Flawed land policy is strangling middle class and small business

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... real problems with his policy address. We are seeing a polarisation of our community as a result of a flawed economic policy. When middle class professionals cannot afford flats ... to be competitive when the most productive sector of its workforce- the middle class and owners of SMEs- can barely afford a modest home? Hong Kong has a unique economy, in that the wealthiest people ...




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