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  1. Support system

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... expenditure. Yet, there are another 120,000 people in old age (about 13 per cent of our elderly population) who also live below the poverty line- in poor households with less than half of the medium ... you get sick, long life might instead be filled with anxiety, fear and uncertainty. The growing number of elderly people living in poverty is a serious concern. We feel bad seeing elderly ...

  2. Home seekers draw the line: it's too rich for us

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Hongkongers are used to paying top dollar for some of the smallest living spaces in the world but apparently even they have limits. That point appeared to be reached last week when home seekers overwhelmingly baulked at buying a 401 sq ft flat fo ...

  3. Beijing Enterprises lines up asset-buying spree

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Infrastructure company Beijing Enterprises Holdings is planning to acquire more gas and water treatment projects this year to take advantage of low asset valuations. The company did not disclose a budget for the acquisitions but said 60 per c ...

  4. Agents in line for windfall from bumper deals

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li An estimated HK$5 billion in revenue generated by the sale of 1,500 new flats in less than 72 hours has thrown a multimillion-dollar commission lifeline to thousands of property agents. Cheung Kong (Holdings) attracted HK$2 billion in revenue fro ...

  5. Battle lines drawn with new legal manoeuvre over Wang's billions

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Barclay Crawford A new court battle for Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's billions has begun, with fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen asking the High Court to appoint administrators to protect the assets. Mr Chan has not appeared in public s ...

  6. Netcom results may raise concern over fixed-line operators

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung China Netcom Group Corp is expected to announce today weak financial results for last year. The results of the fixed-line operator and its smaller mobile service supplier might sound the alarm that the telecommunications sector needed to be restructured in a way that allowed for the fixed-line segment to survive, industry watchers said. Analysts estimated ...

  7. Little Sheep lines up US$150m share float

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

    ... Wong Ka-chun Little Sheep Group, a mainland hot-pot restaurant chain, plans to raise as much as US$150 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong this quarter to fund expansion, sources said. 'The company hopes to raise at least US$100 mill ...

  8. Fixed-line giants to take over Unicom's mobile networks

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between the two dominant fixed-line carriers, China Telecom Corp and China Netcom Corp, according to Shanghai Securities News. The long-expected industry restructuring before the issuance of 3G licences in the country would allot Unicom's struggling CDMA network to China Telecom, the largest fixed-line operator, and the profitable GSM network to Netcom, the report said, citing ...

  9. Silver lining to a tax on spending

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Henry Tang says cuts could be made to other levies if GST is introduced There might be scope for other tax reductions if a goods and services tax (GST) is introduced in Hong Kong, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday. An i ...

  10. Review on traditional phone lines

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... the mandatory supply of basic phone services to all households. Under the existing scheme, PCCW, which previously held the telecoms monopoly, is obliged to ensure phone lines and public payphones are available and affordable across Hong Kong, regardless of location. It is compensated in part by rivals who provide IDD services along PCCW phone lines. Telecoms watchdog Ofta launched a public ...




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