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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Ticket to a successful career

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Gareth Gillatt

    ... in addition to developing their interpersonal and leadership capabilities,' Mr Lo said. After Singapore, trainees head for Switzerland for a two-week assignment to develop an understanding ... in a 12-month course to be held in Singapore and Zurich, Switzerland, which will eventually land them a position in the company. Strong global financial markets have created large global demand ...

  5. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Indonesia's strong economic growth lures property investment

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan property.post@scmp.com While some hold high hopes of Indonesia being the latest property star of Asia, there are others who do not share the same level of enthusiasm Funds lured to strong Jakarta growth story With China's economic growth stalling and regulators there and in Hong Kong and Singapore trying to restrain their property markets, investors ...

  6. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Strategies for beating the housing bust

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan moneypost@scmp.com Choices almost as safe as houses Hong Kong has followed Singapore's lead in trying to curb its residential property market by diktat. It has ... purchases, at US$785,000 per room. (London heads the list at US$1.08 million, New York City is in third place at US$736,000, and Singapore is fourth at US$684,000.) "Hotel investment is more ...

  7. $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 ...

  8. Magazines - Money - FAMILY MONEY

    Relative gains

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... puts the number of established MFOs at between 25 and 40 each in Hong Kong and Singapore. "Clients are attracted to the MFO business model because of their typically private ownership ... in Singapore. Indeed, many of these outfits are being set up by ex-private bankers under pressure to generate income for the bank, with the additional time spent on compliance issues making ...


    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 ...

  10. Super Singapore

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Top Asia-Pacific property markets for this year, according to PwC and the Urban Land Institute Singapore A market that has 'survived the economic fall and offers investors many opportunities', as its financial and hi-tech industries flourish. Development of commercial and residential properties, particularly mixed-use properties, is of high interest. ...




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