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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fairer deal needed for retail investors in IPOs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are happy to see a large take-up from the likes of tycoons and sovereign wealth funds before a share offer goes on sale to the public. Within 10 years, however, retail investors have gone from ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this has attracted militant extremist and terrorist groups to the trade in order to fund their violent operations. The conflict between the law of supply and demand and the law itself defines ... according to field research partly funded by the Save the Elephants organisation. Measures to reduce the killing of elephants for ivory will fail without concerted international action to reduce ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the shortcomings of the Mandatory Provident Fund system. With monthly contributions from workers and bosses capped at HK$1,500, adequacy is a big issue. The low annual returns- an average of 4 per cent- and the high fees charged by scheme providers- 1.69 per cent on average- have aggravated the problem. The choice of up to 480 constituent funds further daunts many who have little investment ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco protesters must exercise self-restraint

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... opposition is to be expected. While the public has the right to object, demonstrations should be staged according to the law. Regrettably, those trying to block funding for the project with rowdy protests at the Legislative Council have failed to do so. It is a shame that the latest one on Friday ended in chaos and forced lawmakers to abort a vote on the HK$340 million funding request ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let's get serious about heritage

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is right in saying that a trust will help promote public participation, foster overseas exchange and explore new funding sources through donations, membership fees, property rentals and souvenir sales. But even if the trust has generous government funding to start with, questions remain as to how much money the public is willing to pay to save a historic building from the wreckage ball. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... As a result he or she might overlook or underestimate an illness. Mental health must compete with other community services for a share of taxpayer funding. But the government should consider a recent ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Planning key to free-trade zones

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... about getting land and funds on preferential terms, as some provincial officials would seem to believe. Central authorities launched the scheme as a testing ground for economic reform ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Too late to reverse policy on West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... vision and concepts as much as funding and planning. Now that it comes with a steeper price tag, it should be given what it takes to complete it. But taxpayers need to be convinced that any extra funding sought will be well spent. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pension debate throws up hard questions about financial burden

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... officials have done nothing, though. After three decades of discussion, the British colonial government introduced a mandatory provident fund scheme in 1995, following an abrupt U-turn ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Incineration shows Hong Kong is serious about ending trade in ivory

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and symbol of wealth. There should be no misunderstanding now after the high-profile destruction yesterday of an initial 1.2 tonnes of the city's ivory stockpile of more than 30 tonnes ...




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