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  1. Our property market has to be transparent

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A healthy property market is one of the keys to Hong Kong's success. But, as with any market, its efficiency and long-term well-being depend on transparency and fair play. This is why ... the market. Part of the problem is the lack of transparency for property deals. Housing chief Eva Cheng was asked in the Legislative Council why the use of misleading or false information ...

  2. City a glittering attraction for buyers

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Born deep within our planet millions of years ago, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and coloured diamonds are products of particular minerals coming under enormous heat and pressure. Mined in sometimes remote locations, the rough stone is c ...

  3. Recycling tainted cadres not way to clean government

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... post. With the state so dominant in the economy, there are limited alternative avenues for such people to revive their careers. But accountability and transparency go hand in hand. There is none ... responsibility for failings on their watch and provide for tougher penalties. That would inject a little transparency into the process of rehabilitation. There would also be less public disquiet, amid ...

  4. Beijing opens door on climate transparency

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China's top climate official has dismissed criticism that the success of global climate talks hinges on Beijing's willingness to be more transparent about its domestic emissions reduction efforts. 'China has absolutely no problem on the issue of emissions transparency,' Xie Zhenhua, deputy director of the National Development ...

  5. HK's transparent regulatory system getting murkier

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam Mainland companies listed in Hong Kong are now free to file financial statements signed off by mainland auditors only. What does it mean for investors? You don't have to wait for an accounting scandal to find out. Just look at the way the brave new accounting regime was 'unveiled' last week and you will get the idea. Our transparent and publicly ...

  6. Transparency needed on criteria for funding of small arts groups

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for its success, it is somewhat bewildering and disconcerting to other arts organisations who are clearly not privy to a mechanism for applying for funding. The issue is one of non-transparency ... and the government is dancing round them to make the cultural district look good. Haste makes waste. While no government anywhere has the perfect solution for the arts, dialogue and transparency are starting ...

  7. Transparency the right first step on home sales

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and transparent, ensuring a level playing field for all participants. Upholding their right to know what they are getting for their money is a good first step. A more open-minded approach by developers ...

  8. PAIF's transparency and low cost are main advantages

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... It's transparent, since it tracks an index, so there are going to be very few surprises. The holdings are published on the website, so you know which bonds we are holding. It has a very low ...

  9. Transparency pledged in Central Market project

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Central Market revitalisation project must be fair and transparent, the Urban Renewal Authority chairman says. The comment from Barry Cheung Chun-yuen yesterday follows ... advisory committee set up to advise the authority on the revitalisation met to discuss the operating model. 'The tender process must be fair and transparent,' Cheung said, when asked ...

  10. Flat-sale rules aim to increase transparency

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Two more steps to make sales of new flats more transparent take effect from tomorrow. Developers must make cancellations of flat purchases public within five working days ... The measures are the latest to be announced by the Transport and Housing Bureau to improve sales transparency in the wake of the scandal over the sales announced in October of 24 luxury flats ...




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