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Monopoly

Macau's fixed-line telephone monopoly ends with new licences

Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau (CTM), the existing service provider, and MTel Telecommunication, a new player, each received a licence. MTel said it and mainland phone equipment maker ZTE would invest about one billion patacas in infrastructure and the opening of new retail outlets.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 3:57am

Wholesale price for marbled beef rises 4.5pc

Diners may have to dig deeper into their pockets if they want to tuck into quality beef as the territory's sole fresh beef distributor, Ng Fung Hong, yesterday announced a 4.5 per cent increase in the wholesale price of marbled beef.

6 May 2013 - 5:00am

Letters to the Editor, April 24, 2013

I write as a former member of the Legislative Council. Throughout the history of Hong Kong, there has never been a level playing field.

24 Apr 2013 - 3:14am

Monopoly to go in bid to boost Myanmar's telecommunications

Myanmar, where telephones are in the hands of just 7 per cent of the population, will end the monopoly of its state-owned telecommunications company in June, offering two licences to outsiders.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:04am

Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2013

Michael Chugani in his column has painted a gloomy economic outlook for Hong Kong and his vivid description reminded me of the film Les Miserables and Mencius. When greed reigns, it suffocates sustained economic growth. The birth rate and demographic profile will be deformed and, therefore, in the long run the population pyramid is not healthy.

4 Mar 2013 - 3:27am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 21, 2013

Without a law to protect homosexuals from discrimination, it is believed this minority group will suffer emotionally, especially in the workplace.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:46am 2 comments

Chinese distillers fined 449m yuan for price-fixing

The two firms admitted on their official websites earlier that they had violated antimonopoly laws by charging penalties to distributors who sold their baijiu alcohol products at lower prices than the producers had required.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:24am

Beef market monopoly could be relaxed: Ko Wing-man

The food and health chief says he remains receptive to opening up the live cattle market, amid the on-going surge in beef prices.

Speaking on the radio, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said various factors could have sparked the spike in prices, such as a limited supply of beef in the mainland which has driven up costs across the board.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:50am 2 comments

Supply of mainland meat comes under probe

An investigation into the supply of meat from the mainland is under way in an attempt to break a monopoly on wholesale beef, with a result expected in three months, the health minister said yesterday.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

China Mobile muscles Tencent into revenue sharing talks

Just a few weeks after China Mobile complained that Tencent was stealing its text messaging business, we're getting word that the two companies may have started talks for a revenue sharing agreement to resolve the dispute.

2 Jan 2013 - 9:38am

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