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Bank 'milling' scandal bound to be replayed again and again

Deja vu. A decade after some listed state-owned firms told the market that significant bank deposits - the safest of all investments - were in danger, another case has emerged.

Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am

Parents furious at punishments for lead scandal

More officials were punished over outbreaks of lead poisoning in Anhui that caused more than 200 children to fall ill, but it did little to ease parents' anger over local handling of the scandal.

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Tainted milk powder criminals held

Police detained almost 100 people for recycling melamine-tainted milk powder, which was supposed to have been destroyed two years ago, according to state media.

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

What you can do to help a friend

Between 2000 and 2008, the Hong Kong Eating Disorders Association identified 1,170 cases of eating disorders from more than 2,300 inquiries on its hotline. Of those, more than half were cases of bulimia; about 30 per cent were anorexia and almost 10 per cent involved eating disorders not otherwise specified. More than half of the sufferers were aged between 16 and 25.

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Move to tidy up safety rules on baby products

The United States, the European Union and Canada plan to establish a common set of safety rules on some infant products, moving a step forward to a harmonised global regime, according to a senior US government official.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Drive for private universities questioned

Former University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor Wang Gungwu does not believe private universities contribute much to the city's quest for knowledge.

In fact, he warned yesterday that Hong Kong could go the way of Japan and South Korea where most private universities are nothing more than higher education institutes.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland money pressures may squeeze toymakers out

Surging wages and a strengthening yuan are pressuring Hong Kong toymakers to consider moving factories outside the mainland, including a possible return to the original toymaking capital of the world - Hong Kong.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

German eggs, poultry to be held for tests

The food scare over contaminated egg products from Germany has spilled over to Hong Kong.

From yesterday, eggs and other poultry products imported from Germany will be held for dioxin tests under emergency measures.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Eggs from Germany to be tested for dioxin

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Tsang's policies aren't prudent or pragmatic, but miserly

'Facing rising inflationary pressure, we must watch various policies pragmatically, taking into consideration whether such measures would overstimulate consumption, thereby further increasing inflationary pressure ...

'To avoid creating a continuous and heavy burden on the government we cannot see the giving out of sweeteners as the only solution to problems.'

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Graduates take their bosses' route to top

One good way to judge a company's commitment to developing its managerial talent from within is by looking at the subsequent career path of those who joined as trainees.

By this measure, Mimi Kam, general manager and head of human resources and corporate communications with the Bank of East Asia (BEA), says her company is up there with the best.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Defence of mainland auditors misses point

Two days before Christmas, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing published an eight-point defence of the decision to allow mainland accounting firms to audit the finances of H-share companies listed in Hong Kong. It's a worrying document.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Case builds against once-lauded liability law

When China's Tort Liability Law took effect on July 1, it caused a brief period of excitement among lawyers and nervousness among companies. The law has given mainlanders expanded protection against defective products and enabled them to seek punitive damages against the companies.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Driver gets 4 years' jail for fatal accident

A speeding drink-driver who hit and killed a teacher on his way to school on Christmas Eve last year was jailed yesterday for four years and banned from driving for five years for what a judge described as the most culpable offence of its kind.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Undercooked pig liver brings risk of hepatitis E

As winter weather closes in, Hongkongers who enjoy hotpot have been reminded to be extra careful about eating pig livers, as they could transmit hepatitis E if not fully cooked.

More than 100 cases of hepatitis E were reported this year, compared with 90 in 2008 and 73 in 2009, Centre for Health Protection statistics showed.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am