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  1. Disneyland accused of flouting health precautions for profit

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... Dennis Eng and Martin Wong Hong Kong Disneyland was accused of putting business interests ahead of public safety yesterday after it seemed to flout a government health measure by launching ... weeks in a bid to contain swine flu. 'We have already informed Disney that it should not make use of this opportunity to do such a promotion,' Secretary for Food and Health York Chow ...

  2. Rebuff for calls to cap number of work hours

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of rest and eight hours of play,' Mr Leung said. Mr Tsang retorted: 'In more than 30 years, I have never experienced an eight-hour work day.' The public debate over maximum working hours and minimum wages has picked up considerably since Tung Chee-hwa cited ill health and long days for his resignation as chief executive last month. Mr Tung was known as 'Mr 7-11' ...

  3. Chamber predicts economy will contract by 2 per cent this year

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... too busy trying to save their companies, and their employees' jobs. The least we can do is to stop undermining that effort.' Public policy think-tank Civic Exchange said budget reforms should also be made to cater to the ageing population and to fund future health care and welfare services. Tony Latter, senior research fellow at the University of Hong Kong's ...

  4. Raising sin taxes finds little favour

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... issues. For peace of mind, I would argue that it's best not to touch them,' said Li Kui-wai, City University associate professor of economics and finance. A public consultation ... The quantity of duty-free cigarettes that can be brought in was also cut. 'A tobacco tax increase would be easier to sell if the revenue went towards health care,' Mr Work said. ...

  5. Housing body issues deficit warning

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Authority warns of far-reaching effects on budget if it loses court battles on public housing rents and Link Reit listing The Housing Authority expects its cash flow to worsen drastically and plunge into deficit from 2007-2008 if lawsuits seeking to lower public housing rents and derail its Link real estate investment trust (reit) are not resolved in its favour. 'We do ...

  6. Mainland opportunities may have few takers, doctor says

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... needed to be given to the impact on the city's health care sector. He said the cost of training each doctor was very expensive, at about HK$3.8 million. 'The medical profession ... Kong. There's nothing wrong with benefiting the mainland but, with so much money used to train up doctors, is this the best use of public funds?' Five years ago, Hong Kong secured ...

  7. Estate duty likely to be axed by July, says finance chief

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... that the government was preparing a consultation paper later this year on the planned goods and services tax. He said key public concerns on the effect of the sales tax on tourist spending, the economy ... the consultation paper comes out.' He played down growing public dissent over the sales tax, insisting it would not be prudent to start the consultation process before the election of a new chief ...

  8. Worst is yet to come, warns finance chief

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in a mid-year update of Hong Kong's economic health and prospects, he said. 'Depending on the economic situation then, and the extent of the prevailing risks, I may have to consider further assistance for our community at that time. 'In terms of managing public finances, some may feel I have so far been too cautious. Some have even called me gwoo hon, or a miser, but I think you ...

  9. Sars-era caution returns as city plans for threat

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Peter So

    ... handles, lift buttons and toilets. A spokeswoman for the Housing Department said it would continue routine cleaning measures in public housing estates, and would introduce more measures if necessary. The Link, which runs 180 shopping centres, car parks and wet markets, will post notices to raise public awareness of the outbreak and improve cleaning in wet markets. The MTR Corp ...

  10. Happy New Year? Don't you count on it, Hongkongers say

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... The public opinion programme at the University of Hong Kong has recorded similar sentiment, with a 52-percentage point rise this year to a record 64 per cent expecting the local economy to worsen ... in the past year,' the university's public opinion programme director, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, said. 'As for people's New Year wishes, without specific prompting, about half made ...




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