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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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119544&sid=35350804&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119543&sid=35350803&con_type=3&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119542&sid=35347917&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119541&sid=35351448&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=5&art_id=119540&sid=35349703&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119539&sid=35349485&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119538&sid=35348313&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119537&sid=35349056&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=119536&sid=35349936&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119535&sid=35348422&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=31&art_id=119534&sid=35348540&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119533&sid=35350574&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119532&sid=35349741&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119531&sid=35349103&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/archive_news_detail.asp?pp_cat=1&art_id=119530&sid=35347531&con_type=1&archive_d_str=20120209



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