13 Feb 2016

...index heavyweight HSBC tumbled to a seven-year low after the company decided to scrap a pay freeze plan aimed at cutting costs due to staff protests.

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Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.
Updated 13 Feb 2016 - 10:57pm
13 Feb 2016

Should one feel sympathy for the youngsters who caused the worst riot in Hong Kong since 1967? Many people apparently think so. Personally, I find it hard to.

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Alex Lo is a senior writer at the South China Morning Post. He writes editorials and the daily “My Take” column on page 2.
13 Feb 2016 - 12:52am
12 Feb 2016

Over the past month, Hong Kong has had an unusual taste of “weird weather”.

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group
13 Feb 2016 - 1:20am
12 Feb 2016

It’s a refrain we’ve heard time and again.

Alex Lo is a senior writer at the South China Morning Post. He writes editorials and the daily “My Take” column on page 2.
12 Feb 2016 - 12:11am
11 Feb 2016

SCMP columnist and senior editor Yonden Lhatoo argues it’s become more necessary than ever to...

Yonden Lhatoo is a Senior Editor at the South China Morning Post. He’s back to what he loves doing the most – writing – after working for nearly two decades as a television news anchor and editor.
12 Feb 2016 - 8:34am
11 Feb 2016

Some inequality is good, but history has shown that too much is bad.

Peter Guy is a financial writer and former international banker
11 Feb 2016 - 6:31pm
11 Feb 2016

Of the recent spate of consultation papers published by the government, I think “Consultation on...

11 Feb 2016 - 4:22pm
11 Feb 2016

Fears of a global recession are stalking financial markets.

Nicholas Spiro is the managing director of Spiro Sovereign Strategy
11 Feb 2016 - 9:00am
11 Feb 2016

Speaking out to defend the so-called Yellow Umbrella protesters during the height of the unrest...

Alex Lo is a senior writer at the South China Morning Post. He writes editorials and the daily “My Take” column on page 2.
11 Feb 2016 - 12:00am
10 Feb 2016

China’s foreign exchange reserves, already at a three-year low, are poised to post a second c

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.
10 Feb 2016 - 5:19pm

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10 Feb 2016
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The rioting in Mong Kok on the first day of the Lunar New year was disturbing and unsettling. Reportedly, it stemmed from the mishandling of a crackdown on illegal hawkers which became the...

13 Feb 2016 - 8:00am

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