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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why companies should invest in anti-poverty programmes

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by ROBIN BISHOP

    ... Robin Bishop Robin Bishop says community projects to tackle poverty are a natural fit for business, because they foster a healthier, wealthier society Good company The Commission on Poverty's definition of a poverty line for Hong Kong is expected to largely follow the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development standard. That is, those who live on half or below half ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the association operates, said Leung Chun-ying had taken some steps towards poverty alleviation since he took office. "[Leung] has taken a little action but has no big policy," Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. She noted that the present administration admitted there was poverty in the city, while the previous one said only that there was a wealth gap. "Leung has promised ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... developing nations switch to cleaner energy to fuel their rise out of poverty.   ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, by David Harvey

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by David Wilson

    ... of billionaires in countries such as China, Russia, India, Brazil and Mexico against a backdrop of dire poverty is vile. In spurts, Harvey seems inspired, fired by his erudite disgust. As he says, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Conflict over profits and poverty sees many missing out on breakthroughs A compromise on pricing is the best medicine An announcement of a cure for a disease that affects millions across the globe is naturally greeted with relief and enthusiasm. So when California-based Gilead Sciences said last December that its Sovaldi tablet had been approved to treat ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong is finally taking a baby step on the poverty issue: consensus on the poverty line is close, and it is expected to be set at 50 per cent of median income - meaning those living on less than half that amount are considered to be living in poverty. But details of the line - whose introduction is seen as an indication of the government taking a more serious stance on dealing ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Fourteen killed, 50 injured in bomb blast on Pakistani train

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:42pm by Reuters

    ... the province’s natural resources and leaving its people mired in poverty. They say government-backed death squads routinely abduct, torture and execute ethnic Baluch, accusations echoed by human rights ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's likely next leader Modi seen implementing Thatcher-like reforms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... subsidies," Debroy said. Instead, the government should focus on building infrastructure to ease poverty, he said. An attack on welfare would mark an ideological shift. Although India adopted ... and Columbia University's Jagdish Bhagwati. Sen's belief that public spending on food subsidies and health was needed to end poverty was adopted by Gandhi. The result was a proliferation ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MINIMUM WAGE

    No need to peg poverty line with minimum wage, says review commission

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Ernest Kao

    ... Phila Siu and Ernest Kao Head of group reviewing minimum wage says its focus is on living wage for working poor, not general poverty alleviation Peg to poverty line 'not necessary' The commission responsible for reviewing the minimum wage will take into account the soon-to-be-announced official poverty line, but says there is no need to peg the two levels. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CHILD WELFARE

    HK$8m-scheme launched to help less privileged children

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:44pm

    ... million, privately-funded programme to boost the social mobility of underprivileged children. Launched today by the Societal Engagement Task Force of the Commission on Poverty, the three-year ... months and a year. "Relieving poverty is a long-term project," said David Wong Yau-kar, chairman of the Societal Engagement Task Force. "Grass-root families lack the ability ...




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