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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    More pragmatism needed over Hong Kong's land policy

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:05am by Howard Winn

    ... Meanwhile, the government has been trying for the past few years to force down property prices, first by attempting to talk the market down and then by introducing the stamp duty. The market has ... more housing from the existing sites without having to engage in potty exercises like building artificial islands in the sea. In the 1970s, for example, the government gave developers a 50 per ...

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    The economist who wants to be paid to be wrong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... unusual pitch. "I've been in this business for 46 years and there is very little economic research I would pay money for. Some 99.9 per cent of economic research isn't read." ... a piece comparing Nigeria, South Africa and Russia. He has written about the impact of commodity trends on Latin America, and done fun stuff like the markets for wine, music and stamps. So far ...

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    The dark economic thoughts of Charlene Chu

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by Howard Winn

    ... at least to employees, that only 33 per cent of companies in the region think that improving the emotional/mental health of employees is a priority when developing health and productivity programmes. But this is considerably higher than in the US where only 15 per cent of firms consider it a priority. "While stress can energise workers to meet challenging goals, it can also ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    2013 was a good year for HKEx's Charles Li

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Although there was some disappointment in the market at HKEx's 11 per cent rise in net profits, the company's chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia is unlikely to have ... is largely explained by the 105 per cent increase in performance-related share award for 2013. His cash bonus was 23 per cent higher in 2013, while his basic salary rose by a not so unlucky 13 per ...

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    Landlord sues Annells' AzureTax over unpaid office rent

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:27am by Howard Winn

    ... stipulates that if any of these payments is not met within 15 days, a daily interest charge of 2 per cent per month of the unpaid amount is also due (mesne profits). The writ states that the landlord ... under the deal, the tax business would retain its AzureTax name and logo. She also claimed: "Our business is doing well, with turnover up 10 per cent in the past financial year. We expect ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Town Planning Board's atrocious decision on Peak boutique hotel

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... yesterday made what appears to be a bold swoop for Singapore-listed Blumont. Together with Pacific Partners, he bought 5.2 per cent of the company and by the end of the day he was chairman. Blumont has attracted attention recently in being one of a trio of small-cap firms suspended by the exchange, having moved up strongly in recent weeks. The stock has risen more than 1,000 per cent ...

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    New cultural district to inflate interest with bouncy Stonehenge

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the biggest constraint in Asia seems to be relatively high stamp duties and fees for exchanges such as Hong Kong and Singapore. HFT accounts for 27 per cent of total market volume in Australia and about 70 per cent in Japan, while in Singapore it's 30 per cent of the derivatives market turnover. In Hong Kong HFT is estimated to account for about 20 per cent of turnover ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Chairman Ronnie Chan aims another kick at Donald Tsang

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... before the introduction of the double stamp duty.   The importance of homework Does working from home lead to an increase or a reduction in productivity? A report by the US National Bureau ... reports. After some of its employees were allowed to work from home, performance increased by 13 per cent, with less sick days and fewer breaks. They also made more calls per minute, thanks ...



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