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  1. Master of fiction has strong grip on stock market facts

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo When even Hong Kong's most accomplished science fiction author writes about the stock market, it's a sure sign of dangerous times ahead. But actually, Ngai Hong, creator of the popular fiction series Wisely in the 1970s and '80s, may have offered the best advice of any pundit on the stock market. 'Stay away from the stock market. It's ...

  2. When being average can pay dividends

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Everyone wants to be a winner instead of being an average Joe. This is why market professionals constantly talk about 'outperformance' and beating the market. In reality, ... of their economies or sectors. But also do your best to sing the praises of active investment and its daredevil geniuses, and discourage people from indexing whenever you can. Alex Lo is a senior writer ...

  3. Mainland parents take stock of golden opportunity

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo There are so many ways to get around the through-train investment scheme now being held up for mainland stock punters to buy stocks in Hong Kong. Mainland parents, apparently, have been giving loads of money to their children at Hong Kong universities to play the market in the city, according to the latest issue of Chinese University publication U-Beat Magazine. Most ...

  4. Media hype turns two-bit tipsters into gurus

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo When the stock market crashes, as it always does eventually, accusations will fly about who or what is to blame. The local media will deserve much of the criticism. In this, ... no advantage to anyone. So, who makes these transparent frauds into gurus? Our media. Alex Lo is a senior writer at the Post ...

  5. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo There is no room in the toilet. Users need to dry themselves and put on clothes in the dining room after showers. Their family members stay on the street until receiving a phone call from home, saying the user is fully dressed. Convener of the Association of Po Tin Estate, Tim Lee Kam-tim, who led a protest outside the Legislative Council demanding bigger toilets ...

  6. Time for Occupy to pack up and go home

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A public walk-through area under the HSBC headquarters in Central has been taken over by the Occupy Central campaign since October. The bank has tried to play nice and asked them to leave voluntarily - to no avail. Now it has applied to the High Court in an attempt to have them kicked out. HSBC is right to try to evict the protesters, who serve no public ...

  7. Robbery victim bashed with hammer

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An employee of the Euro RSCG advertising agency was bashed on the head with a hammer in a robbery attempt on a busy street in North Point yesterday. The attack occurred outside an HSBC branch in King's Road near the junction with Cheung Hong Street at about 9.45am. The victim, named as Jacquemard, 40, was taken to hospital for treatment. The culprit, who fled after ...

  8. Security guard catches failed bank robber

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A security guard subdued a man fleeing from Hang Seng Bank headquarters in Central yesterday after a failed attempt to rob the bank. The man, 47, had handed two notes to a teller demanding money at the Des Voeux Road bank but the teller ignored his demand and pressed a panic button at 11.38am. He fled empty-handed but was caught by a security guard, a police ...

  9. Singapore's stringent rules may help HKEx

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu and George Chen Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing does not plan to follow the example of its Singapore rival, which will tighten listing requirements from next month after a series of accounting scandals involving small Chinese players. Bankers said Singapore's reform would discourage companies from listing on the island state's SGX and quality smaller ...

  10. Business - Money

    Baring Asset Management sees value in Japan stocks after sell-off

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Singapore and Hong Kong-based firms," he said. Do added that his fund was holding more cash than it did in the first quarter. ...




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