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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    World Bank staff to press Kim on 'frustration' over reform

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by AFP

    ... filter". "Staff need to see and hear from president Kim now and have their concerns addressed," it added. The poverty-fighting institution has been riled by news that, despite Kim's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICES

    Carrie Lam defends HK$3 billion poverty allowance after criticism

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:59am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com New scheme will slow down or stop Hongkongers from slipping into social welfare net, chief secretary says The new poverty alleviation initiative ... on the low-income allowance scheme, while the annual spending for CSSA is HK$20 billion.” The poverty alleviation measure was generally hailed by callers to the radio programme, with many focusing ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung's policy address deserves praise for thoughtful anti-poverty measures

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:14pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says for some critics, the government can never do right Leung deserves praise for thoughtful anti-poverty plan After reading and listening to various responses ... for lack of action against poverty, especially for relying on one-off handouts and short-term subsidies. Last week's policy address represented a real shift away from this approach, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Bless Hong Kong campaign seeks to tackle poverty through community action

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Bless Hong Kong campaign aims to raise public awareness of disparities A community push to beat poverty Treating the elderly to free dim sum lunches and taking poor families to watch soccer matches for free- just two of the ideas in a HK$5 million campaign to fight poverty through community-wide activities. The Commission on Poverty's Bless ...

  5. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    For some rural officials, being deemed a poverty-stricken county is a cause for celebration

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Zhang Hong

    ... officials ride the poverty gravy train To get rich is glorious, late leader Deng Xiaoping said, but to some county officials, staying poor has advantages. As part of its efforts to alleviate poverty, the central government each year gives tens of billions of yuan to 592 chosen counties it keeps track of with a list. The list- in effect, a benchmark of poverty- is updated every year, ...

  6. News - Asia - NOBEL PRIZES

    Nobel Prize for Peace sends a message to old rivals India and Pakistan

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AP

    ... fight poverty, clean up the environment- and, this year, to promote children's rights. "The Nobel Committee has shown a lot of imagination," Ashis Nandy, political psychologist ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Government plans united approach to beat poverty

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Bless Hong Kong campaign brings community and business together to help those in need Government plans united approach to beat poverty In two days, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will deliver his second policy address. This time it is understood that the main theme will be poverty relief and helping the needy, although housing will still remain one of his ...

  8. News - China - POPULATION

    One-child policy helped nation, leaders say, but others point to families' suffering

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:07am by Reuters

    ... pointing to a population of nearly 1.4 billion, says the policy has averted 400 million births since 1980, saving scarce food resources and helping to pull families out of poverty. Couples ...

  9. News - World - MEDIA

    US media tycoon Michael Bloomberg given British knighthood

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... global rich list, is worth an estimated US$34 billion. Other figures to have received an honorary knighthood include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the late US senator Ted Kennedy and anti-poverty ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    European Central Bank announces buying spree to kick-start economy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by Reuters

    ... banner reading "Job insecurity, poverty, unemployment, speculation. Free us from the ECB!" Draghi said the intention was to pump money into the economy by expanding the ECB's ...




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