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  1. The human side of investing

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Gigi Lam

    ... time getting the more precise and right answers. Representative Bias when people may develop a bias towards a 'hot stock' because it is being talked about all the time. They may end ... up. 'These are all basically just human shortcomings,' said Dr Pi. 'But these are all behavioural characteristics of human beings.' Dr Pi acknowledged that the usefulness ...

  2. Street life paves way for prize as human touch hits a high note

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... the images a human touch'. He said banknotes never carried a message other than their value, so he wanted to put one on his. 'I've put piggy banks [on the top left and bottom right ...

  3. Banking on right attitude

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Management Programme. The company has put the emphasis on right attitude rather than on academic credentials. 'We are flexible about what the person studied in university,' says Margaret Cheng Wai-ching, head of the bank's human resources, regional personal financial services and Hong Kong. 'We look for graduates with general qualities like good commercial acumen ...

  4. Underwriters that don't actually do any underwriting isn't right

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to clarify the position for the 20 or so agencies. risk taking pays off Tony Dickinson reckons he has the prescription for becoming rich and successful. The specialist in human behaviour has studied ...

  5. Of human mini-bondage

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Does persistence and sheer bloody-mindedness pay off? Indeed, is it wise for investors to take on powerful financial institutions when they appear to have the backing of official regulatory bodies? It is worth posing these questions to the n ...

  6. Have your say

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is all right for people with desk jobs to wear casual clothes. But those who have to go out and meet clients might have a different view. When it comes to office attire, employees should strike a balance between comfort and the nature of their work. Tiffany Tse Shek Lei Catholic Secondary School Equal rights for all We should accept all humans, irrespective of whether they are homosexuals ...

  7. HSBC invests in 'human capital' for success

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an attractive place to work for women as well as for men, we are able to increase the quality of our human capital, which ultimately translates into business success.' The commitment to diversity ...

  8. New law is a step in the right direction

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... be able to help companies establish the right culture to disclose corporate news. To enhance the transparency of the market even further, the stock exchange should look into quarterly reporting ...

  9. Step right up

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch There is a debt instrument that yields more than 6 per cent. It is simple, transparent, low fee, and involves no currency risk. It is easily traded on the Hong Kong exchange. The issuer is rated triple A (Standard & Poor's). I ...

  10. Keeping the curse of human folly out of your portfolio

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the predictions based on traditional economic theory. Decisions, he argued, are swayed by systemic errors of judgment, otherwise known as biases that accumulate in the human mind. Individuals and crowds ... for navigating in financial markets, leading to basic insights into patterns of human behaviour,' said bank board member Hanspeter Oehri. Professor Kahneman said one of the most common biases ...




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