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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    StanChart a victim of Pax Americana

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I am shocked, shocked, shocked! Standard Chartered has been accused by US financial authorities of hiding US$250 billion worth of transactions with Iran in the past decade. The allegations come on the heels of HSBC's admission that it laundered money ...

  2. Korean Air gets down on its knees in hope of attracting more customers

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo At a time when most airlines around the world are cutting back on services, it's refreshing that Korean Air is bending over backwards, or should we say going down on its knees, to please customers. That is how it is advertising its service in a promotion campaign across the city. The ad (pictured) features a pretty flight attendant on her knees serving a glass ...

  3. Outbreak of apologies by bent-over chiefs

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... It seems Hong Kong's love affair with Japanese culture is extending beyond food and pop songs to corporate social etiquette. Our top officials and business executives have taken to making deep bows before cameras as a gesture of apology after a major ...

  4. Reversal of fortunes

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Not too long ago, wealthy Hongkongers would make regular trips across the border to bring electronic consumer products, sorely in short supply in those days, to our mainland cousins. How times have changed. Now we cross the border to buy cheap goods, whil ...

  5. Young and old in conflict

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Singapore and Taiwan has found an 'inter-generational' conflict in how the two generations view wealth management. The report reveals that the younger generation's more aggressive ... firm ACNielsen, the study polled 2,500 members of what HSBC called the 'mass affluent' population in five Asian cities: Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Mumbai. Bruno Lee ...

  6. Dragonair to double cargo fleet in 3 years

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... rather than wait for the delivery of five B747-400s which it purchased last year that are being converted into freighters in Singapore and Xiamen. Those planes are due for delivery from the end ...

  7. No easy escape from the powers that be

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Everyone is so upset at the greed of the power companies that even chief executive candidate Henry Tang Ying-yen has jumped on the bandwagon. The former chief secretary yesterday denounced the power supply market as uncompetitive and called for it to be opened up. That's all very well, but how? We have created a duopoly monster that would ...

  8. The mathematics of a third-degree burn in multiples of nine

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

    ... with Alex Lo Crime reporters often write about victims of fire and the extent of burns on their bodies. Here's a typical example: 'A woman who suffered burns to 63 per cent of her body when a pot of boiling congee tipped over her was yesterday awarded HK$1.9 million compensation. She suffered second-degree scalding to 40 per cent of her body, and deep burns to 63 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alex Thursby is Standard Chartered's group head of client relationships based in Singapore. This was incorrectly reported in a B4 article on September 29. ...




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