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Jimmy Cheung

Budget surplus beats expectations - again

The budget surplus in the past financial year reached a new high of HK$123.6 billion - HK$8 billion more than the finance chief's estimate two months ago.

Thursday, 1 May, 2008, 12:00am

Budget surplus beats expectations - again

The budget surplus in the past financial year reached a new high of HK$123.6 billion - HK$8 billion more than the finance chief's estimate two months ago.

The government yesterday said the 2007-08 financial year closed with a surplus higher than the HK$115.6 billion forecast by John Tsang Chun-wah in his budget in February.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

Rise in spending limits for candidates

A cap on candidates' campaign expenses for the Legislative Council elections will increase by 5 per cent under a government proposal.

The HK$10-per-vote subsidy for candidates will also increase to HK$11 to cope with inflation, according to a government paper.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Applicants for civil service jobs to face test on Basic Law

All applicants for civil service jobs are to be tested on the Basic Law, the government announced yesterday.

Candidates will be assessed on their knowledge of Hong Kong's mini-constitution, as well as its annexes, attachments and appendices, through written tests or interviews.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Journalists' group says ban flouts rules

The Hong Kong Journalists' Association said yesterday that the mainland authorities' decision to ban reporters from covering the riots in Tibet was unacceptable.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fewer police with financial problems

Another 11 police officers were found to have unmanageable debts in the second half of last year, though the total number of officers in financial trouble continued to drop, according to the government.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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