Britain agrees compensation package for Kenya's Mau Mau war veterans

Mau Mau war veteran Gitu Wa Kahengeri and Harvard history professor Caroline Elkins.

Britain has agreed to compensate 5,228 elderly Kenyans who were tortured during the Mau Mau uprising against colonial rule in the 1950s, Foreign Secretary William Hague said yesterday.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 2:11am

Britain gives green light to compensate Kenyan torture victims

The three Kenyan defendants suing the UK Government.

Britain is negotiating to compensate thousands of Kenyans who claim they were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, a report says.

7 May 2013 - 4:03am

Tourists demand payout for short wait

A mainland tourist complains to the media. Photo: SCMP

Members of a mainland tour group demanded 3,000 yuan compensation each and an extra three nights' stay from a Hong Kong tour agency, saying they lost about an hour waiting for a coach.

2 May 2013 - 6:16am 5 comments

Injured workers, and widows, face long wait for payouts

Yu Yiu-wing hasn't worked since his injury in October. Photo: May Tse

When construction worker Yu Yiu-wing went to work on October 25 last year, he could not have expected an accident to put him out of work for the next six months, and counting.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

Henan farmers reject proposed land-grab compensation

Online photos show farmers confronting with construction workers on the land grab issue.

Henan farmers have angrily refused to recognise a local government land requisition in which famers were offered compensation in crops after 65 years.

3 Apr 2013 - 4:40pm

Retirement savers should heed judge's compensation ruling

HSBC stock qualifies as a "widows and orphans" blue chip. Photo: AFP

A recent court case was a warning to people saving for their retirement that they should invest at least part of their portfolio in equities instead of putting all the money in bank deposits or bonds.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:16am

China-premium bankers going for a big discount

Executive pay has fallen to the lowest level in a decade.

Compensation for managing directors at global financial firms in the country, including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank, has fallen as much as 60 per cent since 2010 to the lowest level in a decade, according to five senior bankers with knowledge of employee pay. They asked not to be identified because they are not authorised to discuss the matter.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:05am

Judge slashes Samsung damages to Apple by US$450 million

Apple accused Samsung of massive and wilful copying of its designs and technology for smartphones, including some models of the Galaxy SII.

US District Judge Lucy Koh affirmed the remainder of the award, amounting to US$598.9 million, in the patent infringement case, while denying Apple's request for a bigger penalty.

3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

Damages ruling may lead to rise in insurance premiums

Insurers are anxiously awaiting a court ruling on damages claimed by two patients from the Hospital Authority after they were left paralysed following alleged mistaken medical procedures when they received treatment at hospitals.

15 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Probe over false claims by Hong Kong fishermen for compensation

Some trawler operators based in Aberdeen have questioned the criteria for compensation over a local trawling ban. Photo: Felix Wong

Police have been asked to investigate suspected forgery involving fishermen making false compensation claims under a government scheme to ban trawling.

28 Dec 2012 - 6:47am

Toyota to pay out US$1b to settle claims over accelerator recall

Toyota Motor is set to pay more than US$1.1 billion to settle consumer claims and legal bills over the recall of more than 10 million vehicles. Photo: AP

Toyota Motor is set to pay more than US$1.1 billion to settle consumer claims and legal bills over the recall of more than 10 million Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles sold in the US and Puerto Rico.

A compensation deal reached by Toyota lawyers and car buyers is expected to be made final by the US district court for central California next year.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:46am

China Digest, December 21, 2012

The former site of Fuyang Theatre was destroyed in a fire early yesterday morning, Anhui Business Times reports.

21 Dec 2012 - 4:34am

Payment speaks for itself, says Libyan dissident

Sami al-Saadi and his eldest daughter Khadija.

The Libyan dissident at the heart of a Hong Kong rendition case welcomed the UK's decision to compensate him yesterday, saying the "payment speaks for itself".

14 Dec 2012 - 5:02am

Family seek HK$30m for girl left disabled by operation

A family is claiming more than HK$30 million in compensation after their daughter was left quadriplegic and severely mentally retarded by a medical procedure that went wrong.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:31am