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  1. Pig out! 'Boys' club' on the trail of the poor man's grizzly

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... A group of middle-aged professionals are bringing home the bacon the old-fashioned way - shooting wild boars as big as barrels in the countryside and dragging the carcasses back to their city flats to roast. More than 40 gun-toting civilians - divided int ...

  2. Miracle mushroom clears toxins dirt cheap

    Posted Jan 08th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... $160m for Kai Tak cleanup? Fungus could do it for $500,000 A common mushroom served on dinner tables every day can destroy toxins in the heavily contaminated soil of places like the old Kai Tak airport, scientists have proved. According to Chiu Siu-wai, a ...

  3. Have trust in our judges

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... is another common-law jurisdiction that makes the same differentiation between full- and part-time judges. That is probably because part-time judges are not actually judges, most of the time. ... if they are not formally members of political parties- they cannot be trusted to discharge their office fairly and impartially. It all comes down to the quality of our judiciary. So far, our judges have ...

  4. Brains Trust looks all class

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell South African handler Tony Millard has quality sprinter Brains Trust ready for competition again, judging by the way the Last Tycoon gelding performed in Tuesday's barrier trials at Sha Tin. Brains Trust was always under a strong hold from apprentice Thomas Yeung Kai-tong and went to the line virtually untested, beaten by a head by Bodacious (Brett Prebble) ...

  5. Bitter row over Hotung trust funds drags on

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Billionaire Eric Hotung is being sued by his son Sean Hotung, who is demanding documents relating to the secret trusts the philanthropist set up in 1979. It is the latest twist in the son's battle to find out what happened to $100 million he says is missing from the trusts. Sean Hotung on Tuesday filed a writ in the Court of First Instance against his father and three ...

  6. Trust company seeks a market-savvy manager

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Job seekers with a background in finance or law and an understanding of the China market could be perfect for this position. Equity Trust is expanding its operations ... worth individuals. Candidates need at least eight years of experience with financial institutions, trust companies, law firms or accountancy firms. Lilian Keung, the firm's manager ...

  7. Hong Kong can be trusted with democracy

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University's law school, broke new ground by laying down six preconditions for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Veteran Basic Law drafter Xu Chongde questioned democracy's value and argued ... for a referendum on universal suffrage. Professor Wang also cites Hong Kong's failure to safeguard national security by passing new laws under Article 23 of the Basic Law as a reason why we ...

  8. Trust lending thrives amid new curbs to cool property market

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in projects, rather than simply lending money. There is another, less trumpeted benefit: by using China's trust laws, investors are able to structure deals that technically are not considered lending under mainland law, helping keep the deals out of the eyes of regulators. The growth of trusts could indirectly help strengthen China's whole financial system, since they tend ...

  9. Funny we put so much trust in businessmen to plan our future

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... immediately an odd notion in that the legal obligations of corporate directors require the exactly opposite arrangement of loyalties. They must obey the law but within the confines of the law ...

  10. Charitable trusts multiply in Asia

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Kong's most famous names. And they have all set up trusts to help others. Unlike the more standard type of trust, which benefits a person or persons, a charitable trust can be for specific purposes, which should be recognised by and in accordance with Hong Kong law. The benefit of registering a trust in this way is that donations received will be tax deductible. It is therefore ...




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