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Business Law

Myanmar needs an effective legal system, and so do its foreign investors

Suu Kyi urged protesters to accept a controversial Chinese-backed mine that was the scene of a violent crackdown last year, or risk hurting the economy. Photo: AFP

The controversy surrounding Aung San Suu Kyi and a joint-venture copper mine project in Myanmar should give prospective foreign investors pause. It should also prompt the international community to help the country establish a legal regime on which both investors and the people of Myanmar can rely for protection of their rights.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 3:30am

10pc of civil servants 'may have cross-leased'

Up to one-tenth of senior civil servants cross-leased their properties to gain as much benefit as possible from rental subsidies, a senior government officer says.

Philip Kwok Chi-tak, chairman of the Senior Government Officers' Association, yesterday explained why the perk, known as the private tenancy allowance, was the preferred option for senior civil servants.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mak 'allowed tenant to sell' controversial flat

Secretary for Development Mak Chai-kwong authorised a civil-servant tenant to sell a flat that is a cause of controversy because of a 'cross-leasing' scheme, Lands Registry documents reportedly show.

The other civil servant, Tsang King-man, meanwhile rented his own flat to Mak and later authorised Mak to sell it, Apple Daily reported.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Iceland warms to Chinese tycoon's Arctic hotel plan

A Chinese tycoon appears closer to realising his dream of building a luxury resort near the Arctic after coming to terms with Iceland's government over the leasing arrangement for a frozen chunk of land.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cost cuts to aid business

Following a waiver of business registration fees from 2010 to 2011, the financial secretary proposed in his budget reintroducing the practice for a year starting next month.

The move, expected to cost the government HK$1.9 billion, is aimed at helping businesses in the face of the uncertain economic situation.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Solid experience a big plus with leading HK developer

Leasing and project management positions Sino Land

One of Hong Kong's leading property developers, Sino Land, is looking for leasing managers and senior leasing managers for its retail, commercial and residential properties across the city.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Home ownership after 2047? It's risky

There is no guarantee that you will own your flat forever.

While many Hongkongers are putting their life savings into residential property, few are aware that the land leases granted after the handover no longer have a renewable clause.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Candidates opposed to regulating hours in workplace are not worth supporting

Eleanor Wong complains that the small voter turnout for the election of representatives for the Election Committee was because many of those entitled to vote had acted with indifference and failed to recognise the election's importance ('Dismissive approach is so negative', December 18). Nothing could be further from the truth.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am