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  1. Should banks let teenagers have their own credit card?

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... won't help matters. Although credit cards can be linked to financial problems, they're neither good nor bad on their own. It is the abuse of credit cards, mainly due to inexperience and lack of financial education, that leads to trouble. And that's exactly why teenagers should not have their own credit card. Teenagers' lack of financial experience and education leads ...

  2. letters

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... traditions and heritage. I think this knowledge can greatly benefit today's youngsters. Teenage drug abuse and bullying are increasing at an alarming rate. I wish those youngsters knew more ... Money not ultimate goal in life Nowadays, many people promote the idea 'Money stands for power'. Teenagers should ignore this advice. If people spend all their time trying ...

  3. Bank gets stuck with drug-money buck

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... drug proceeds. But how is the manager of the HSBC El Paso branch (500 North Zaragoza Road) to distinguish a normal commercial transaction from drug money in a transfer from Mexico to what ... at all that he would refuse the transfer if they showed him a court order. But they do not. They expect him to do their job. They want a commercial banker to treat their suspicions of drug money ...

  4. Small mercies

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cases appear in news reports. The media does not mention widespread unemployment, youth problems, drug abuse and alcoholism. Local residents do not have enough to spend, so no jobs are being ... HK's bosses should show their corporate social responsibility by giving low-paid workers a rise, writes Leung Chun-ying You are happily married with two teenage children. Your ...

  5. Action urged on financial abuse

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Governments should set up a consumer group to protect people from dubious mortgages, loans and investments, an international consumer watchdog said yesterday. James Guest, the vice-president of Consumers International, said a fragmented approach w ...

  6. Gold investor punished for trading abuse

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu William Lee Tak-lun, the president of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, has been suspended by the Securities and Futures Commission from working in the investment industry for a year. The SFC also fined his firm, Grand Investment (Securities), HK$3 million for turning a blind eye to abuse in the trading of derivative warrants by two clients from January 2004 ...

  7. Letter alleging abuse prompts review of travel procedures

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... an anonymous letter accused the commissioner of a government-owned agency of abuse. The letter said Cheung Kam-kay, former commissioner of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation, had visited Dongguan ... abused the use of public money and it had opened a file for follow-up action. It said it would monitor the incident closely. The letter, a copy of which has been obtained by the South China ...

  8. Cab Chat

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... bring their smoking habit when they come here. As long as selling drugs makes big profits, people will keep doing it. Even pharmacies sell cough syrup to teenagers. I used to be a smoker, ... does back them, their popularity and image will fall. Be it from the commercial or personal aspect, it will create a bad impact. They are teenage idols, of course they influence how youngsters ...

  9. US global reach puts two more lenders on hit list

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... That move was directed at drug money, rather than terrorist-financing. Last month in Washington, US Attorney-General John Ashcroft defended the provisions of the Patriot Act on the grounds that it had led to charges against 310 individuals and 179 convictions since September 11. But critics at home and abroad remained concerned that the Act invites gross abuses of civil liberties ...

  10. HSBC can't avoid Senate's rocket-propelled grenade

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the US Senate's report into HSBC's involvement with 'money laundering, drugs and terrorist financing' that should worry the bank's bosses. In its report the US censured ... This gives the impression that the US Senate believes three-quarters of the world's population are money launderers, terrorists, drug dealers or all three, and that any bank with US operations ...




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