Friday, November 27, 2015   

YWCA 'suites' slammed
A government-funded social welfare service has been criticized for providing accommodation packages for pregnant mainlanders. Alice So and Kenneth Foo 2/9/2012

Wheeling them in
Plush "people movers" carrying pregnant mainlanders to Hong Kong to give birth will hit new roadblocks in a cross- border clampdown. Alice So 2/9/2012

Long Hair under fire over flat
"Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung has been accused of abusing public housing by continuing to occupy his flat despite earning a monthly wage of HK$73,000 as a legislator. Eddie Luk 2/9/2012

Timing twist in Leung West Kowloon saga
Leung Chun-ying's alleged conflict of interest involving the West Kowloon Cultural District project has taken a new twist with the government saying he did not declare this until it was revealed by someone else. Phila Siu 2/9/2012

Europe woes lift allure of risk assets
While the Greeks and their creditors are haggling over a deal to save themselves from a possible default, risk assets have continued to attract buyers, pushing down the US dollar against leading currencies. 2/9/2012

SOHO China plots course for land-buying spree
SOHO China (0410), the capital's largest property developer, said it aims to acquire more land at cheaper prices this year. 2/9/2012

Solomon Systech drawn to consumer electronics
Solomon Systech (International) (2878), aims to grab a slice of the smart consumer electronics products pie this year through moving on new products. Grace Cao 2/9/2012

Pollster reveals plan for 'civil referendum'
A leading pollster planning a mock chief executive election ahead of the actual leadership contest says his exercise is a "civil referendum." Phila Siu 2/9/2012

Callers raise roof over flats for rich
Housing Society chairman Yeung Ka-sing has defended a luxury homes plan for the elderly against criticism it is a waste of public funds. Alice So 2/9/2012

Stance softens on sites for small flats
The government may have softened its approach to boosting the supply of small and medium flats. Karen Ha and Victor Cheung 2/9/2012

Chongqing chief in storm as top ally takes 'leave'
The ambitious Communist Party chief of Chongqing, Bo Xilai, was hit by a political storm after his deputy and long-time ally took "leave" amid rumors of infighting and an attempted flight by the deputy to a US consulate. 2/9/2012

IPOs line up to tap billions
Several multi-billion-dollar flotations are in the works for the next few months. Grace Cao 2/9/2012

HSBC builds London yuan role
HSBC Holdings (0005) has appointed a top executive to spearhead its efforts to be the leader in offshore yuan transactions in Europe. Karen Ha 2/9/2012

Brace for stiff wage hikes, HK factory owners urged
Hong Kong manufacturers running labor-intensive operations in the mainland face further wage hikes. Victor Cheung 2/9/2012

Banks bag breathing space on capital rules
Mainland banks may get more breathing room to move toward higher capital adequacy ratio requirements under Basel III recommendations. Natallie Cai 2/9/2012

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