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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Bank must lead harder strike at poverty

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Vinod Thomas and Manish Bapna

    ... Vinod Thomas and Manish Bapna Vinod Thomas and Manish Bapna say growth won't last without sustainability and equality World Bank must lead renewed strike at poverty The IMF-World Bank ... US$1.25 a day, the aim should be to end poverty- but with a difference. Economic growth remains the way to lift millions out of poverty, but high growth cannot last unless we confront ...

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    Poverty trap keeps children poor, and a society poorer

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... generational cycle of poverty, despite the society's general affluence. A remarkable new documentary film, The House I Live In, shows that America's story is even sadder and crueller than ... the cycle of poverty, a country needs to invest in its children's future, not in the imprisonment of 2.3 million people a year, many for non-violent crimes that are symptoms of poverty ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Commission can fight poverty with long-term strategy

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Comprehensive policy needed to tackle poverty effectively Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has decided to revive the Commission on Poverty which was scrapped in 2007. I completely agree with Oxfam Hong Kong, which has suggested that the commission should have a poverty line defined and rethink poverty reduction targets, as these are realistic ways to help the needy. Up till now, ...

  4. News - China - POVERTY

    Hubei pig farmer considered one of the 'better off' but still left penniless

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo in Enshi, Hubei province Despite finally hitting on a money maker, Fu Maoyan worries about his children's education and where he can borrow to expand pig farm Even 'better off' farmer is penniless Fu Maoyan and his wife have been ...

  5. Financing the future

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Philanthropists are looking at less conventional ways of giving Many philanthropists are moving away from just writing a cheque as the only way to donate, according to Tony Ferris, UBS executive director and head of philanthropy services for As ...

  6. Crude slum houses to be gone 'in three years'

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan The central government has vowed to get rid of all 'tin-and-timber houses'- common in slums- in three years in an effort to clean up mainland cities. Vice-minister of Construction Qi Ji told a meeting last week in Liaoning that Beijing ...

  7. Ending poverty may stem tide of terrorism

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poverty in Africa. They agreed to more than double aid to Africa to US$50 billion a year by 2010. The message of hope here is that the pledge is a measure that can help eliminate conditions for terrorism. Extreme poverty breeds despair and alienation among tens of millions with slim hope of a better life. As such it provides a fertile recruiting ground for the shadowy figures behind global ...

  8. Geldof needs support to help Africa beat poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whenever pop stars turn stages into soapboxes, it is difficult not to view their words with a hefty dose of cynicism. That is not the case, though, when it comes to Irish rock singer Bob Geldof, who is known less for his music than his wish to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Africans. Geldof's pop stardom was brief, but his campaign to bring Africa's plight ...

  9. Corrections

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In yesterday's story, 'Make every call count', we referred to 5.1 billion global mobile phone users. It should have said these are only from developing countries; the lack of infrastructure for clean water refers to slums in Mumbai, not the ...

  10. HK$100m scheme aimed at little guy

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation plans to roll out a HK$100 million lending scheme for the self-employed and fund-starved businesses in the government's latest move to support smaller firms. Under the plan, small ...




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