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  1. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo With perseverance and determination ... I am sure we will again prove our resilience and mettle Donald Tsang Yam-kuen at a government handover anniversary reception In the internet era, everyone has the potential to become a channel for information. Everyone has a microphone in front of them. From a People's Daily editorial, lamenting the authorities' loss ...

  2. Investors jolted by brokerage glitch

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Monthly statement wrongly showed some had 'no stocks on hand' A computer glitch has shocked and angered customers of brokerage house BEA Securities after they were mailed investment summary statements for last month that said they were completely out of stocks. BEA, a wholly owned subsidiary of blue-chip Bank of East Asia, yesterday acknowledged the mistake ...

  3. Ex-HSBC executive charged over bribe

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Graft-busters have charged a former senior vice-president of HSBC's commercial banking department over his alleged acceptance of a US$60,000 bribe from a Taiwanese client. Chen Ching-hsiao, 46, will face one count of accepting an advantage in Eastern Court today, the Independent Commission Against Corruption said. Chen was allegedly paid for approving ...

  4. HSBC once again rises to the top of watch list

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Banks and financial services companies made a stronger showing in the recently published CLSA Corporate Governance Watch 2007 report. Seven banks and financial services institutions made it to the large-cap list, which ranks listed companies corporate governance standards in Asia-Pacific. This was a slight increase from six in 2005, the last time the report, published ...

  5. A formula for financial heartache

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo It is a sad irony that we live in one of the great financial centres of the world, yet so many of us are clueless when it comes to elementary finance and investment. This fact ... from a world of trouble. Alex Lo is a columnist and senior reporter at the Post ...

  6. Conflicted only by what shares to buy

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo I am often amused by conflict-of-interest rules in Western financial media which are aped by local ones. Neil Collins, formerly of Reuters Breaking Views, recently resigned ... back Neil! I bought Manulife shares after reading an internet column by Alex Wong (pictured) in which he called the much unloved Canadian insurer vile names. That was when the shares had fallen ...

  7. Government keen to burst bubbles

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Some 85 per cent of Singaporeans live in public housing, built by the Housing Development Board, so it's always important to consider what the government is doing and what kinds of policies it is shaping. The city often adopts a paternalistic attitude to governance and isn't afraid of market intervention when necessary. Singapore is ramping up its ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mafia extortion or double standard?

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Mafia extortion or double standard? The American extortion of Standard Chartered is nearly over. The British bank is ready to pay off, sorry I mean settle with, the rest of the US mafia crew otherwise known as federal regulators, with a fine of US$330 million for breaching US sanctions against Iran. New York State's top financial regulator, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Less censorship may go a long way

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It must be a conspiracy. Perhaps engineers working for the banned religious group Falun Gong hacked into the computer system for the Shanghai Composite Index. How else could you explain that on the most politically charged date of the year- June 4- the index tumbled exactly 64.89 points? That's not the only coincidence. The market opened at 2,346.98 ...




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