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  1. Another long catalogue of waste - Valuations

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... be taken. The Audit Commission's examination of 10 long-outstanding cases found that the Stamp Office under the Inland Revenue Department took 12 to 39 months to provide information ... Yam-yuen said the main cause of the delay in providing information to the Rating and Valuation Department was that action was dropped, probably due to the heavy workload. ...

  2. Yue Yuen stock falls as costs hit earnings

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Footwear maker Yue Yuen Industrial has posted a 6.2 per cent fall in full-year net earnings despite a significant rise in revenue, as costs buffeted margins. Shares of Yue Yuen, which makes shoes for Nike and adidas, closed down 1.8 per cent at HK$24.55 yesterday after posting the worse-than-expected results for the fiscal year ending ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Councillors to debate Fa Yuen Street fire The Yau Tsim Mong District Council's committee on fire prevention will hold a meeting to discuss last week's deadly inferno in Fa Yuen Street, in which nine people were killed and 34 injured. Food and environmental hygiene officials and fire chiefs ...

  4. Think long and hard before buying into new yuan fund

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of interest. But potential buyers should ignore the hype, and think long and hard about whether the new fund is really such a compelling investment. Snappily named 'ChinaAMC CSI 300 Index ...

  5. Less censorship may go a long way

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It must be a conspiracy. Perhaps engineers working for the banned religious group Falun Gong hacked into the computer system for the Shanghai Composite Index. How else could you explain that on the most politically charged date of ...

  6. Big returns in the long term

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or what you buy, experts say, art as a form of investment is only worthwhile if held for the long term, somewhere from five to 10 years. 'Investing in art is not as liquid as investment in stocks or property. It is not as easy to get cash in and out, so you really need to take a long-term view. Over time, however, it can give you a handsome return and, better still, you have ...

  7. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... back to regulators at the weekend after it became clear the struggling commodity trader could no longer meet crucial financial criteria. HKMEx chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen told the Sunday ...

  8. News - World - FINANCE

    Britain clinches deal on tax havens

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, AP

    ... that has long operated in the shadows." The ICIJ said it did not put all of the data it has online. It stripped out personal information like e-mail addresses, bank account numbers and phone ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADING

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange fails amid dearth of gold futures trading

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Enoch Yiu

    ... on Saturday. Originally designed to be a platform for fuel oil futures, the HKMEx ended up being an exchange for gold contracts. HKMEx chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen last night denied media reports ...

  10. Market forces

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is dire. Most of its markets and shopping plazas are in the hands of The Link. Many Tin Shui Wai residents are forced to shop for groceries in other parts of Yuen Long district, often stocking up ... are not the low-income residents of public estates. Intelligent urban planning requires the government to cater to the basic needs of the people, in all its 18 districts. Wholesale and blind privatisation only ...




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