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  1. Telecom giant's worldwide network claim: it's in the fibres

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Our telecom companies have certainly been at each other's throat lately, but are having fun doing it. First, PCCW ran a TV ad with cartoon sewer rats digging holes to lay fibre optic cables across a street. 'We will certainly beat our competitor with our extensive network,' one said with an evil laugh. 'It will cover the entire street.' ...

  2. Hot tea is cold comfort for press pack hungry for a scoop on Kwoks

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo If nothing else, the city's leading tycoons know how to treat the press. They may despise the media with all their heart but they know how to kill them with kindness. Take Sun Hung Kai Properties chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung. The hacks were out in force outside the developer's headquarters on a chilly Tuesday morning in Causeway Bay this week. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Speaking volumes about us

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A ticket to the Hong Kong Book Fair over the weekend was harder to get than one to a Robbie Williams concert. The six-day fair, which closed yesterday, drew about 680,000 bookworms ... of it. Alex Lo is a columnist and senior reporter at the Post ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Harbour Fest video ratings remain mystery

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The number of people who watched the $7.7 million video showing highlights of the controversial Harbour Fest will never be known, InvestHK said yesterday. Harbour Fest organisers ... MTV networks, the international and Indian channels of Star World, on TVB Pearl and Phoenix TV, which is shown on the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei ...

  7. Beware the descendants of tycoons

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The first generation builds wealth, the next generation maintains it and the third generation idles it away. So goes an old Chinese saying. If only that third generation idled away its private assets, it wouldn't cost society too much. Alas, many of Hong Kong's largest public companies and public offices since the handover are increasingly run ...

  8. Split responsibility wastes our water

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Everyone is fretting about the need to restructure the government. Here is my modest proposal, which targets only two low-level departments, rather than high-and-mighty policy bureaus. But I think it would have an immediate and positive impact, and make our city much more environmentally conscientious. So start the drum rolls: let's merge ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Nude-reader reveals her naked ambition

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hongkongers aren't the only ones to lap up the latest in these pages. A Spanish television station contacted LoDown yesterday after reading about Chan Long, naked ... is a noble profession,' she told LoDown. Well, there's certainly no self-censorship at her new Cantonese news service, which screens tonight at 11pm. Chan hopes all the attention her ...




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