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More women needed on board

Fewer than 10 per cent of directors of Hang Seng Index companies are women. That hardly reflects women's education, ability or potential in 21st century Hong Kong. This waste is not unique to us.

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Women split over quotas on listed company boards

Female high-fliers were divided over whether a mandatory quota of women on the boards of listed companies would be a step towards improving gender equality in city workplaces.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

One-child policy gives birth to a business idea

It's their once-a-year chance to make a name for themselves, and some attending this week's session of the national legislature can't resist putting forward proposals - however unlikely - for improving the country.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

China and EU agree '50-50' deal to free logjam of clothing imports

China and the European Union have reached a deal that will open the door to all the mainland textile products stranded at ports because quotas are full. But the solution reached yesterday in Beijing must still be ratified by most of the EU member nations.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Machine orders rise as quota fears abate

Mainland garment makers are back in the market for textile machinery after scaling back investment in new capacity on fears of damaging quota restrictions, according to Jingwei Textile Machinery.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

US textile quotas filled in a month

Barely a month after the United States imposed caps on seven categories of Chinese textile imports, exporters say the quotas are filling up fast, with some items already exceeding their full-year limits.

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Locals refuse to go with the flow

Residents' action group the Friends of Hoi Ha says it sympathises with the WWF over its decision to delay the opening of the marine life centre - but hopes the time will be used to do some 'proper planning'.

15 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

260,000 join Easter exodus

More than 200,000 SAR residents crossed into the mainland through the Lowu border checkpoint yesterday on the first day of the Easter holiday.

About 4.41 million people are expected to cross the land border, 80 per cent of them at Lowu, this weekend and next weekend for the Ching Ming festival - an 8.5 per cent increase on last year.

30 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Cut in daily one-way permit holders unlikely, say officials

A cut in the daily quota of 150 mainland migrants allowed into Hong Kong on one-way permits looks unlikely, according to officials and experts.

18 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Quota increase for rental flats

The Housing Authority will increase the quota of rental flats for applicants on the waiting list this year and adopt other measures to reduce the average waiting time to three years by 2005. Some 21,200 flats will be set aside, 2,200 more than last year.

19 May 2000 - 12:00am

Clothing export quotas 'unfair'

A factory owner told legislators yesterday the quota system for clothing exports was unfair.

The owner, who would only identify himself as Mr Wong, said the system encouraged businesses to sell their quotas to manufacturers.

5 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Quotas to rise

The daily quota of mainlanders arriving to visit relatives is to increase from 824 to 970.

10 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Department did not practise double standards

I refer to J. Fleming's letter headlined, 'Contradictory' (South China Morning Post, August 23).

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Younger children to get permits over elder siblings

Younger mainland-born children will receive priority over their elder siblings in moving to the SAR, according to a senior official.

And one-way permits would be issued to children when their mothers' permits were granted, Director of Immigration Regina Ip Lau Shuk-yee told a provisional legislature security panel meeting yesterday.

26 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

New listing quotas to be introduced

China is to tighten listing procedures by setting a quota for the number of companies to be recommended by regional governments and departments.

In another controversial move, the central government will bring back the half-paralysed quota system for the amount of new shares to be issued each year.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am