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  1. Business - Money

    Hong Kong mints new batch of HK$5 coins for first time in 14 years

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... or a stored-value card, such as the Octopus card, to pay transport fares or buy small retail items, and this has reduced the need for coins. But the HKMA found that coin demand had increased in recent ...

  2. Banks under fire for misusing client data

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their knowledge. The investigations were prompted by an Octopus Card scandal last year in which it sold the data of millions of clients to its partners. The Legislative Council bills committee ... or consent. Citic released telephone numbers, credit card numbers and partial identity card numbers in the deals. The bank took an 18 per cent premium for each policy sold from one of the insurers, ...

  3. Integration of markets on the cards

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu One in 10 brokerage firms in Hong Kong is from the mainland- a figure that Securities and Futures Commission chairman Eddy Fong Ching expects will rise in the next few years. Fong anticipates that China's 12th five-year plan, the details of ...

  4. Have Your Say

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was before. Ivy Choi Leung Shek Chee College Be careful with credit cards There have been huge changes in our lifestyle due to the rapid advancement of technology. These days, we can use credit cards and the Octopus for shopping, travelling and eating. We don't need to carry a lot of cash. But credit cards can cause problems for users. Criminals can copy them and use them for illegal activities. ...

  5. Hong Kong's report card makes for optimistic reading

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in the US and the widening credit crisis will dampen Hong Kong's prospects in 2008, so far, the city's economic report card for this year is impressive. Real economic growth for the first ...

  6. China Telecom bets on mobile card

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Fixed-line giant says new licence will boost falling profits but analysts have doubts Fixed-line giant China Telecom is betting on obtaining a mobile licence in the upcoming state-engineered industry restructuring to reverse the declining ...

  7. Performance bonus on cards for StanChart staff

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Staff at Standard Chartered Bank's Hong Kong unit are likely to join their counterparts at HSBC and Hang Seng Bank in receiving an 'attractive' performance-based bonus at the end of the year, according to chief executive Peter S ...

  8. Co-branded credit card adds value for shoppers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe Credit cards go hand in hand with shopping, but MegaBox is the first mall in Hong Kong to launch a co-branded card with a bank. In partnership with Hang Seng Bank, the Hang Seng MegaBox Card offers exclusive shopping, dining and entertainment privileges- including free parking in reserved spaces. MegaBox general manager Andy To said: 'This innovative ...

  9. PCCW China unit may be buyer's ace

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Services Department. The system will be connected to the department's existing venue booking services infrastructure. It will also be integrated to the Octopus Payment system and the Smart ID Card Authentication system. PCCW Solutions is also awaiting the results of bidding for an e-government contract to build an advanced Transport Information System. That project was put up ...

  10. More reliable connection in the cards

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee Internet services providers can look forward to more reliable connection on Hong Kong Internet Exchange 2 (HKIX2). The territory's second public internet exchange was built jointly by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Citic Telecom ...




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