Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015   




Another year for Britain's working holiday scheme
An exchange scheme that allows young Hongkongers to live and work in Britain for up to two years has been extended for a second year.

Three firms throw hat in the ring for station stake
At least three companies are reportedly interested in buying a 10.75 percent stake in cash-strapped broadcaster ATV.

Runner, 24, loses race for life
A 24-year-old man who collapsed in a Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon event died yesterday morning 27 hours after going into a coma.

Next step in alleged Tsang junket case known `soon'
A decision on whether former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen broke any laws by accepting junket trips from tycoons will be made soon, Director of Public Prosecutions Keith Yeung Kar-hung said.

Work incentives for moms urged
Accounting firm KPMG has called on the government to introduce an annual allowance of HK$70,000 for working mothers.

Jobs boost for finance
More than 90 percent of financial firms in Hong Kong are looking to expand their headcount in the next three years as a shortage of hands is particularly pinching private banking and insurance, a survey has found.

Losses weigh heavy on Exchange Fund
The Exchange Fund put in its most disappointing performance since 2011, earning only HK$43.6 billion last year - a drop of 46 percent - due to a record HK$52.7 billion foreign exchange loss.

Tsang fires back over new industries
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun- wah denies not supporting the development of new industries while just helping traditional ones.

Councillors urged for homes support
Leung Chun-ying yesterday called on the community, including district councillors and pressure groups opposed to the government's plans to rezone parcels of land, to come together to help the government solve the housing crisis.

Loans for ATV staff is scornful idea, says So
ATV shareholder Wong Ben- koon's idea of lending money to staff of the broadcaster to help them cope has been criticized by Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung.



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