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  1. Business - Economy - HEALTH AND SAFETY

    British Safety Council praises HK’s work safety record

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:41pm by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu alan.yu@scmp.com Advocacy group British Safety Council on Wednesday praised Hong Kong for improvements in workplace safety and urged businesses to keep up the effort as they stand ... of the British Safety Council. The British Safety Council said Hong Kong should keep paying attention to workplace safety, pointing to a recent report that shows businesses can save costs by ensuring ...

  2. Lifestyle stores showcase green and ethical practices in their products

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:00pm

    ... a tree if that’s connected to an exploitative production process? TREE  eco-chic boutique was a pioneer of greener philosophies in Hong Kong retail, but as managing director Kate Babington explains, there’s more to responsible shopping than meets the eye.   “Green and ethical are two different concepts and refer to two different aspects of a product or manufacturing process,” she ...

  3. Productivity still a concept for the Productivity Council

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp With a HK$10 million grant from the Innovation and Technology Fund, the Productivity Council wants to turn the city into a major producer of airplane seats. Council ... the Productivity Council, a government dinosaur so old and decrepit that any zoo would consign it straight to the mortuary, is that it does not even know what productivity is. From its website- ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER SAFETY

    Consumer Council issues warning on two eyeshadow products

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 01:04pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Consumers should stop using two eyeshadow products that contain excessive levels of lead and bacteria, the Consumer Council warned on Monday. Testing by the council found that one product, VOV Eyeshadow Soft-light Shine, had a lead content of 400 parts per million (ppm) – far above the 40ppm safety limit set by the Mainland Hygienic Standard ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    North Korean foreign minister labels UN Security Council as a forum of lies

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York First UN speech in 15 years by top Pyongyang official accuses body of double standards Security Council a forum of lies: N Korea North Korea's foreign minister berated the UN Security Council as a forum of lies and double standards, in the first UN address by a top Pyongyang official in 15 years. Ri Su-yong called for reforming the council, which ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Taiwan going all out to guarantee quality of food products

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by LETTERS

    ... Taiwan going all out to guarantee quality of food products Taiwan was shocked to discover recently that unscrupulous food manufacturers on the island were producing tainted cooking oil ... that the government of Taiwan has adopted in the wake of the incident to restore confidence in the safety of Taiwanese food products. Upon discovering the irregularities, Taiwan's government responded ...

  7. News - China - CINEMA

    China in their eyes: Korean actors and investors to profit from film co-productions

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by WU NAN

    ... from the Korean film industry to China, experts say. The agreement, signed on July 4 during President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea, will give joint productions domestic film status, thereby avoiding China's quota limitations for foreign films, the Korean Film Council (Kofic) said. "We are keen to bring our films to China. The agreement opens a new window ...

  8. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Copper prices stay robust despite falling demand and a production glut

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Despite production surging and China demand waning, the metal's prices have not collapsed The mysterious case of the hidden copper surplus September has been a cruel ... surging out of Australia's Pilbara production hub. But price weakness has also played out across the suite of base metals traded on the London Metal Exchange (LME), where fear of a Chinese ...

  9. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Hong Kong securities watchdog to tighten rules on sale of risky products

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Financial firms need to conduct suitability tests on investors with portfolios of HK$8m or more SFC to tighten rules on sale of risky products The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will tighten regulations on the sale of complex and risky products by financial firms to so-called professional investors from March 2016 in a bid to enhance investor ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Financial Reporting Council backs government plan to widen its oversight

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com FRC supports proposal to widen its oversight The government-appointed Financial Reporting Council yesterday showed its support for a government proposal ... "The independence of the FRC, both in fact and in the eyes of the public, is paramount at all times," Poon said, adding that the majority of its council would be comprised ...




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