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  1. Food bank predicts demand may double as more jobs are lost

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... situation. Other beneficiaries include homeless people and non-Hong Kong residents. Mr Lai said that over the past six months, the percentage of lowincome recipients had risen by 6 percentage points, ... Celine Sun The city's major food bank expects the number of people in need of food aid will continue to grow this year as the financial crisis bites. Michael Lai Kam-cheung, chief ...

  2. Shoplifting on the rise as hard times hit HK

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Hong Kong's retailers are estimated to have lost HK$1.17 billion to shoplifters over the past year- and they say theft has worsened since the onset of the financial crisis ... According to the survey, nearly 30 per cent of Hong Kong retailers said the number of thefts at their stores had risen this past year. Retailers in Japan and India lost the most- US$5.55 billion ...

  3. Housing Authority members seek more resources, greener methods

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to place a three-year limit on the amount of time applicants must wait to secure public housing, saying the number of applicants seemed to have been on the rise over the past year. In the first ... 15,000 public housing units over each of the coming five years. Another member, Stephen Yip Moon-wah, was concerned about 'biases' against public-housing construction. 'Some ...

  4. Cafe de Coral seizes the day

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Cafe de Coral, one of Hong Kong's biggest fast-food chains, said revenue grew about 8 per cent in the first nine months of the year, thanks to more customers, higher prices and costs ... double-digit growth for the whole year. Cafe de Coral, which has been operating for four decades, has 135 outlets in Hong Kong and on the mainland. It plans to open another 40 to 45 outlets ...

  5. HK$300m allocated to step up flu battle

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... HK$670 million. It also suggested allocating HK$180 million to the city's 18 districts to organise more community tours and leisure activities to stimulate spending. Hong Kong Travel ... The only concern for Mr Tung was over the government's guarantee ratio in the Special Loan Guarantee Scheme, which aims to help enterprises during the global financial crisis ...

  6. Kung fu school hopes to boom in tough times

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A local kung fu school hopes to cash in on the financial crisis, with more people expected to attend courses to tone up their bodies and get rid of negative emotions. The Hong Kong Shaolin Wushu Culture Centre in Tai O, Lantau Island, has seen a rise in visitor numbers over the past few months, its low season, and has already received bookings for the summer ...

  7. Insurer investing in recovery offers job seekers ray of hope

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Assurance is holding in the AIG Tower in Central. The Asian insurance giant is recruiting 3,000 financial planners this year in Hong Kong to meet its aggressive expansion plans, bringing a ray ... on the mainland.' Kelvin Yuen Yiu-fai, a third-year student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, also attended the AIA job fair. The 22-year-old is majoring in electronic engineering ...

  8. HOS buyers stay away, fearing further price drop

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... don't think it is a good timing to resume this scheme, especially during the financial crisis,' she said. This scheme was launched in Hong Kong in 1998 to grant low-interest loans ... Celine Sun Sales of the latest batch of flats under the Home Ownership Scheme received a chilly response yesterday amid the financial crisis, with most buyers staying away, apparently ...

  9. Link Reit chief says firm open to government share buy-back

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Joyce Man

    ... levels' over the coming year, he said. 'But we know the market is going down,' he added, suggesting the company would take into account the economic downturn in future rent negotiations with tenants. He confirmed that concessionary rents for non-profit-making organisations would remain unchanged next year. The Link has fielded much criticism over rental rises since it was set up ...

  10. Trio contribute more than one-third of HK$10m target

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Michael Huddart, Manulife's executive vice-president and Hong Kong general manager said: 'Of course we are on a tight budget this year due to the financial crisis, but we are also aware ... involved in raising funds said they were glad of the opportunity to do good. Michael Fung Yue-ming, chief executive of JP Morgan in Hong Kong, noted that funds were going to 'critically ...




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