Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Saturday, August 2, 2014   




Travel form 'useless' to stop killer virus spread
Travelers will not be required to fill up a declaration form reporting the places they have been to as it is useless amid fears of the deadly Ebola virus spreading, the health secretary said.

Lee kept Lai donation in his bank account
Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan admitted yesterday to keeping a HK$500,000 donation meant for his party in his personal bank account for about eight months before turning it over.

Retail sales plunge for a fifth month
Hong Kong retail sales slumped 6.9 percent in June to HK$37.1 billion, falling for a fifth consecutive month.

Agents probed as buyer tells of fake papers
An investigation has been launched after property agents allegedly helped a client fake her proof of income to gain a mortgage loan from banks to buy a flat, the Estate Agents Authority said.

UK clamps down on bogus colleges
Tough new conditions imposed by Britain on overseas students studying in the country are likely to hit some mainlanders, but will have little effect on Hong Kong students.

'HK jury' blueprint for Qianhai cases
Shenzhen authorities have decided to mirror Hong Kongs financial success by adopting a judicial system with Hong Kong nationals serving as jurors in the special economic district of Qianhai.

Nearly 100 casualties in Xinjiang violence
A clash in Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uygur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said after what authorities called a "terror attack" on a police station and township.

Probe looms amid cash row
The Legislative Council's committee on members' interests has shortlisted four pan- democratic lawmakers for a possible probe of alleged donations made by Next Media boss Jimmy Lai Chee-ying.

London is tops as China's moneymen pour US$2.3b
London is the most popular destination for Chinese institutional investors, with US$2.3 billion (HK$17.9 billion) in total, as efforts by the city to draw Chinese capital into major infrastructure projects spilled into residential and commercial markets.

HK on full Ebola alert
All doctors and hospitals in Hong Kong were put on full alert yesterday for the deadly Ebola virus.



© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.