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  • Jul 13, 2014
  • Updated: 9:16pm


The 'vanishing bosses' scam and other Hong Kong hustles

Young people hoping to get a job were instead victims of an identity theft which saw dud cheques issued in their names.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 8:56am

Now you can settle your tax bill 24/7

Hongkongers can now pay their taxes around the clock and almost everywhere. Convenience stores will accept their payments from today.

Taxpayers can settle bills of up to HK$5,000 at 7-Eleven, Circle K and VanGO branches, and at China Resources Vanguard supermarkets, across the city.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Seven-year-old takes advantage of a low draw to earn his cheque again

While most those best-backed to beat him were battling with the problems presented by wide draws, Tim Clark was able to take advantage of a low draw as Super Caga continued in the form of his life for new trainer Richard Gibson.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Use golden rule in pricing jet parking

Hong Kong, as one of the world's largest markets for initial public offerings, needed to support the growth of private jets, a key element in a service-based economy, he said.

SCMP, Feb. 19

That 'he' is a private jet salesman, of course, but I do have a little sympathy for his point of view, emphasis on 'little'.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Donors rolling up their sleeves

Companies wanting to make a contribution to society nowadays do not just write a cheque: they want their staff to have a chance to get involved in community services.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Coutts finds giving comes naturally

Philanthropy is in the genes at Coutts, so joining hands with Operation Santa Claus to help the local community was a natural step for the private banking company.

But its ties to the annual fund-raising campaign have expanded, as the company's employees have formed bonds with Operation Santa charities that go beyond the bank's involvement.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Steep fines to stop deposit ploy on flats

A proposed new law will punish developers with a fine of up to HK$500,000 if they receive deposits from flat buyers before announcing prices - a practice long criticised as a ploy to create false impressions of sales and prices.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

August start for budget handout

The government will start registering permanent residents for its HK$6,000 cash handout in late August. The first of 6.1 million recipients are expected to receive their windfall before district council elections in November.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Bashford, the man who just keeps on bouncing back

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Bank sued over falsified cheques

A woman is suing the Bank of China (Hong Kong) for paying out fake cheques worth more than HK$1.2 million from her account and issuing a chequebook that she did not request and was later stolen.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am