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  1. Overstretched brokers to protest at longer trading hours- again

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It looks like a tempest in a rice bowl, but behind the vitriolic protests by the city's small brokers over their shortened lunch break is a bigger fight for a way of life. Thousands of staff of small brokers plan to protest today in front of the stock exchange trading hall at Exchange Square to prepare to hand in a 3,000-signature petition opposing ...

  2. Protest over HSBC job cuts plan

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau, Martin Wong and Lulu Chen Celebrating its contribution to helping the needy in Hong Kong over the past 30 years on one side of its headquarters in Central yesterday, HSBC faced stern criticism from protesters on the other side over its plan to lay off 3,000 people. Several senior managers, including HSBC Asia-Pacific chief executive Peter Wong Tung-shun, suddenly ...

  3. Angry investors protest

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So About 100 desperate investors who bought retail structured notes and equity-linked notes from local banks linked to the bankrupt US investment bank Lehman Brothers protested ... those who bought other structured products. Minibonds are not corporate bonds but consist of high-risk credit-linked derivatives. The protesters included customers of Citic Ka Wah Bank, Chong ...

  4. Customers protest over new bank fees

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... The elderly and low-income earners are being targeted, say marchers A group of small depositors marched to the Association of Banks in Central yesterday to protest against banks imposing new charges. The 20 protesters, most of them middle-aged and led by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said banks were discriminating against low-income ...

  5. Solidarity group promises to protest, with or without insurance

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which told them they should get insurance before approving the rental of Chater Garden. More than 1,000 protesters are expected to assemble there. But Mr ...

  6. 300 commercial drivers in protest to demand an end to diesel tax

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kathryn Hu About 300 cargo trucks, tour buses, minibuses and taxis massed across Hong Kong yesterday in a protest aimed at persuading the government to scrap a tax on diesel amid rising ... are in the service industry. We are not protesting for our own benefit but for the benefit of the public,' said Stanley Chiang Chi-wai, spokesman for the Fuel Price Concerning Transportation Joint ...

  7. Drivers protest at plan to scrap fuel tax exemption

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 300 minibus and van drivers protested yesterday against a government plan to scrap a tax allowance on fuel. They gathered in a car park at Tsing Yi at about 10am and 25 set off on a slow-drive rally to Central. Protest organiser Tam Wai-to said soaring fuel prices had hurt the livelihoods of drivers. He urged the government to continue their partial exemption ...

  8. 300 in Central sit-in

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a week, with 20 protesters taking shifts every night. The group said it wanted to stay on until at least yesterday morning when people in the financial district returned to work. Protesters ... a protester in a mask and members of the League of Social Democrats and People Power climbing onto a statue of a bull, shouting, 'Defeat the financial dominance'. More than 10 groups, ...

  9. Butt out, Mr Bush

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About a dozen members of the Kowloon Federation of Associations march from the HSBC building in Central to the US consulate to protest against what they claim is Washington's interference in mainland affairs. The protesters said they would hold a public hearing on the US invasion of Iraq, its reconstruction and Hong Kong's constitutional development. ...

  10. Rebel without a pause: how the activists did it

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in protest of 'corporate greed' and 'devil banks'. Almost every weekday since December 2008, the pavements outside various bank branches across Hong Kong have been occupied ... in September 2008. The protesters, many of them over the age of 60, aired their grievances by drumming, banging on gongs, putting up banners with strident messages (for example, 'The financial ...




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