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  1. Personal checks on credit records soar

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The number of Hong Kong people checking their personal financial information on a centralised database has surged more than threefold from nearly a year ago. About 1,000 people ... the vast pool of individual data from next month when a moratorium expires. A database on positive credit information- recording the size and type of bank loans a person takes out at any authorised ...

  2. Socialist-market virus threatens US and China

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... and price controls that impede economic and personal freedom. Such setbacks would shift the balance of power further in favour of the party, just as it has shifted to Washington during the current ...

  3. Watchdog tightens guard on rat traders

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on institutions but unwittingly allows small-time manipulators to slip through the cracks. According to two fund managers, 'rat accounts'- brokerage accounts that are opened by persons ...

  4. Breaching the great divide

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of officials in charge of welfare or finance, and one can find variations on this theme as they defend a policy of low taxes, minimal provision of welfare and investment in education as the surest way ...

  5. Bush knew of plot to depose Chavez, CIA papers show

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of scheming to overthrow him and has decried US-government financing of opposition groups. The CIA documents were obtained by Venezuelan-American lawyer Eva Golinger and Washington-based journalist ...

  6. Keen on Keynes

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer With the year winding down, that inevitable question is doing the rounds again: who has been the most influential person? Time magazine would seem to have given the obvious ... of policy being implemented, though, I have to agree with Mr Thirlwell that the year's most important person is, without doubt, Keynes. Mr Obama is the name on many lips, but it is the imprint ...

  7. Banks want clarity on money-laundering bill

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Hong Kong Association of Banks disagrees with some of the definitions being used in a proposed anti-money laundering bill being discussed by the government. The association yesterday made a 45-page submission to the Legislative Council bills committee for the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Bill. It said while ...

  8. Poised for fame

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of suspicion or hatred, she behaves like a pro. She stays relaxed, looking lightly into the lens, and conjures up smiles on demand. But she insists that she is 'a very private person', which ... such an anti-war, peace-loving person now,' she says, laughing and swivelling her eyes impishly. Her face darkens markedly when she discusses what happened to the truck driver. The mob dragged him out ...

  9. Tax Scandal

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... Jason Krupp The Liechtenstein investigation has had worldwide implications In February, Germans awoke to the country's largest tax scandal, when tax authorities announced that they were launching an investigation into the tax haven of Liechtenstein. ...

  10. Ruling on reform 'not known in advance'

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Gary Cheung Legislators ask chief secretary if he was aware Beijing had already decided Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen told legislators yesterday he did not know Beijing would rule out universal suffrage when he was appointed to h ...




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