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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Deborah Annells remanded in custody after fresh charges

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... that 26,522 visitors came to see the painting. In the early 1960s some two million Americans in Boston and New York went to view the Mona Lisa. The Mona Lisa is a more famous painting. But the numbers ...

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    Too much focus on fishing boats as pleasure craft are neglected

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... it's hard to establish an industry-wide business model, we gather that the local fishing syndicates appear to have chartered these boats, which are made in the mainland. Some of them are licensed here and in the mainland, but they prefer to be based in Hong Kong, which is an easier place to operate from. But while the Marine Department accommodates the presence of ever more fishing ...

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    Why some think Cheung quit as Rusal chairman

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... for fleeing the territory at every holiday opportunity, combined with lower numbers of mainland tourists. They have reportedly become somewhat jaded by Hong Kong's charms and have been going ... far as mainland tourists are concerned. It's cheap to travel there, and it doesn't have the antipathy that seems to dog relations with mainlanders here. But if that happens, ...

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    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... of a typhoon developing on the mainland," Sharmila Whelan, an analyst with Asianomics, told The Telegraph. "A nasty downturn in China and a sudden sharp correction in the Hong Kong property ... a dramatic shift, with Hong Kong financial institutions' exposure to the mainland rising to 49 per cent. Much of this is from the offshore units of big mainland banks, which have been using ...

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    Anthony Bolton retires with unfond memories of China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Howard Winn

    ... retirement Bolton criticised standards of corporate governance on the mainland. Initially he thought corporate governance issues in China were about whether the chairman and the chief executive ... but you get the impression he will be giving the mainland a wide berth.   Iconic decision The Icon bar in Wyndham Street, Central has successfully appealed two out of three conditions imposed ...

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    Fishy business on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... Interestingly, we see a new type of fishing boat has turned up in increasing numbers at the Aberdeen typhoon shelter. They have steel hulls that are painted blue and are made on the mainland. We are unclear whether they are registered in Hong Kong or on the mainland, or both. Meanwhile, the Marine Department has done nothing to address the question of providing additional private moorings ...

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    Ivanhoe Pictures bets on Crazy Rich Asians

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:04am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Filming of Kevin Kwan's best selling debut novel Crazy Rich Asians is to start in Hong Kong later this year, before moving to Singapore, London and Paris. The book is an entertaining satirical exploration of the lives of the super-rich in Singapore, Hong Kong and the mainland. An instant success for Kwan, the producers of the film are hoping it will bring them similar ...

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    Hong Kong crowd funding site looking for momentum

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... launched 57,600 projects and has raised over US$1 billion since it started in 2009. Fund2.me gets between 400 and 1,500 unique visitors daily, with average of 2.5 page views. "Its hard work, ... and on the mainland for bankers looking for a post-bonus change of work environment. According to the website efinancialcareers, the growth of foreign banks on the mainland has been hampered by a lack ...

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    Can Hong Kong be the world's biggest mining finance market?

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:35am by Howard Winn

    ... state-owned companies from mainland China while there is little trading in large overseas-listed companies like Glencore and Vale. Despite its lack of success in attracting much in the way of mining ... comes from financing early-stage miners, which requires greater expertise to analyse. Hong Kong's advantage is that there is a lot of capital here and it is next to mainland China, ...

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    New taxi driver scams prey on overseas visitors to city

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... flagship mainland store in Shanghai last week. It emerged when it became apparent that those wanting to try on the store's bridal dresses would be charged "a non-refundable deposit" ... on the mainland have really got the bit between their teeth over the smog issue. A survey carried out by the Yuanda Group and published in Xinmin Weekly claimed that on high smog days, the poor air ...




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