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  1. The data jackpot, or a deal with the devil?

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The much-maligned Science Park has long been criticised as a white elephant, accused of offering subsided office space for private companies that have little or nothing to do ... in India, Singapore and Australia. Chris Tam, head of trading and operations at Future Gate Capital Management (Asia), said the Hong Kong stock exchange project would attract more funds ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. An unbeatable stock recommendation- except for the liquidators

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Can you get rich by reading the Financial Times and investing like Warren Buffett? Probably not, if the paper's stock-screening service is anything to go by. The FT website provides a nifty screening service to help you select stocks. Just input your favourite parameters such as returns on equity, P/E ratios and consistent earnings and it will screen all ...

  5. Eating into HKEx break puts small brokers at risk

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... means less time for communicating with them and promoting our business.' While traders in Tokyo and Singapore have also seen their lunch breaks cut or eliminated in recent years, Lai said ... Lo Kam-chiu, a stockbroker for 23 years, said he had never felt more pessimistic about the industry's future as he was now. 'It's killing us,' the 67-year-old said ...

  6. War on dark pools 'not over'

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Even as a Singapore-based dark pool operator trading Hong Kong stocks shuts this week, the local exchange's war against these new trading rivals is far from over as other electronic platforms are still going strong. Chi-East, a dark pool operator jointly owned by Singapore Exchange and Chi-X Global that allows investors to trade Hong Kong, ...


    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'I would also like to understand women.' Renowned physicist and divorcee Stephen Hawking, on being asked what else besides the universe he would really want to understand '[These were] motivational words.' Defence barrister Russell Coleman SC, describing the phrases 'move your arse' and 'lazy cow', which his client, Latin dance ...

  8. $50,000 for bug stickers

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A well-heeled colleague and valued HSBC customer could hardly believe his luck- or his eyes- when he opened the latest promotion letter from the banking giant. From now until the end of the month, it says, deposit an extra $50,000 or more into your HSBC accounts, and you will receive Park'n'Shop vouchers worth $200. But wait, that's not all. 'As ...

  9. Kudos for tougher IPO rules

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... represents the accountancy sector. 'Some countries such as Singapore have made misleading information a criminal offence. Hong Kong is lagging behind.' Lawmaker Chim Pui-chung, who ... fully in the consultation process'. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung of Christfund Securities said the SFC was 'doing the right thing'. Timothy Lo, managing director of CIC Investor ...

  10. HKEx strips bid to cap board seats from reform plan

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... directors, but there is no set ratio. That lags behind Singapore, the United States and Australia, where a majority of board members must be independent. Britain requires at least half. Some locally ... independent directors out of 12, bringing it in line with the potential new rule. Lo Ka-shui, chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, said the organisation could support the rule, ...




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