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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong could eliminate cab complaints with Octopus

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... discounting that encourages drivers to speed to earn more money. Octopus and credit cards would protect both drivers and passengers. Ironically, many drivers are reluctant to adopt them because ... SCMP Editorial Halt cab gripes with Octopus Cheating cabbies are a hazard of big cities, preying on tourists and people without local knowledge. They may be a minority but they do nothing ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The price of allowing triads to harass umbrella movement

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Howard Winn

    ... out and drivers are obliged to use Visa or Octopus cards when using the car park. If drivers use their Octopus cards at the car park as well as for their MTR journey they might reasonably ... the Octopus card at a customer service desk to get the discount. This is the case, for example, at Hang Hau, but not at Choi Hung. While this advice is available on the MTR website, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the modern era, coins are a waste of time and money

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... so often end up in jars or bottles at home. There are limited places to spend them, banks charge to convert large amounts to notes and Octopus cards have replaced the need to use small ... or added Octopus card value have surprised the contractor, which had expected at most small tins would be involved. Instead, people have been bringing in hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by STAFF

    ... or additional value in Octopus cards in Upper Ngau Tau Kok estate in Kwun Tong. The coins will later be redistributed to the public. The aim is to provide a service which is free of charge. Banks impose ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 29, 2014

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... coins, this programme will be invaluable as it will allow people to change the coins to bank notes or Octopus card credit. Another convenient part of the programme is its automated operation. ... their efforts. Their naive hooliganism would be of no consequence if it wasn't for the effect it has on the welfare of Hong Kong. Peter Wei, Kwun Tong   Lack of coins will only help Octopus ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How did the MTR lose its way?

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Regina Ip

    ... of 2010, the MTR Corp's reputation took a big hit when it was disclosed that Octopus Cards Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Octopus Holdings, which is a subsidiary of MTR Corp, had been ... their permission. The furore over Octopus Cards' illegal sale of personal data was a wake-up call for the MTR Corp management and the government, its majority shareholder, to beware the risks of abuse ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stay vigilant about your personal data

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... purposes. Once again the lesson of the Octopus Card scandal three years ago has either not sunk in or been ignored. Octopus confessed to selling the personal details of more than a million customers ... role, which is akin to the fine print in a sales agreement or contract that many of us do not read closely enough. The Octopus Card case prompted amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) ...

  8. Business - Companies - MONEY MATTERS

    SFC action hands ex-Citic Pacific directors a get-out-of-jail-free card

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:47am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam A criminal case against Citic Pacific directors who oversaw huge losses would be far harder for the authorities to pursue than civil action SFC action hands former Citic chiefs get-out-of-jail-free card Former Citic Pacific chairman Larry Yung Chi-kin and the company's then-directors are unlikely to face criminal prosecution for telling the market its finances were in good shape ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Leung needs wow factor to defuse umbrella movement

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Howard Winn

    ... party and there's a Goldman person there, you'll spot them a mile off. It attracts the kind of people who define themselves by their business card." Over at JP Morgan, the verdict ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 15, 2014

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 06:26am by LETTERS

    ... what some of the Occupy leadership would like. They can then play the international sympathy card to capitalise on the well-crafted media myth that this is a "peaceful" and fully ...




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