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  1. The century of non-ideological Asia

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... moment of the United States; a moment that lent unprecedented prestige to Anglo-Saxon free-market ideology. But there are higher gods who punish people for hubris and destroy them by fulfilling ... financial capitalism floundered by the sole standard against which it measured itself: the Market. As former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker said recently: 'Simply stated, the bright ...

  2. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... government ministers being harder workers and having a more difficult job than their counterparts in Taiwan, Japan and Southeast Asian countries I have invested in haunted units for decades. I only invest in units that are 40 to 50 per cent below market value. Be patient. Wait for the right partners. Some people do not mind haunted properties, such as Christians or gweilos. Property ...


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

    ... with Alex Lo 'The market doesn't care who is chief executive.' An unnamed broker, quoted in the Post, commenting on the market impact of Tung Chee-hwa's reported ... comments about alleged business-government collusion and the Town Planning Board's rejection of his Mega Towers proposal '[Asian-Americans] don't like cheap humour like cursing ...

  4. True cost of worshipping false profits

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... faces when we were down and out at the time of the Asian financial crisis. A top-to-bottom-page Financial Times editorial last Saturday, titled 'In praise of free markets', captured ... on the apocalypse than admit you were wrong; hence the nay vote. Market freedom wasn't supposed to screw up so miserably. The Bible says it would always allocate resources efficiently, make everyone ...

  5. Hongkongers bottom in passion stakes in good times and bad

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... ever been otherwise? Things weren't any different back when times were good. In May 2006, we were in the middle of a bull market. People were flush with cash from betting on the stock and property markets. Then Viagra-maker Pfizer surveyed the monthly frequency of sex around the world and found Hong Kong came out at the bottom- at 3.55 sessions per month. We were even behind ...

  6. An inspired investment philosophy?

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... an Asian fund of hedge funds, founded by two mainland engineers, has distinguished itself when many of its peers have blown up. Persistent Edge has notched up an annual compound growth rate of more ... equities market during its bull run earlier this decade. Money making is, of course, not foreign to philosophy. One of the most charming accounts about the rise of western philosophy has been about ...

  7. Predicting the past

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... communist or fascist. The other considers it the vanguard engaged in nation-building and, in doing so, charts a new course for the Asian economic-developmental model- and a viable alternative ... by free-market principles- in developing nuclear, solar and wind power to become an alternative energy powerhouse. There is just no pleasing everyone! Far from being set up as the fall guy, should ...

  8. You can't outwit the cunning of history

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo June 4, 1989, marks a pivotal date in world history. With a broken economy, hyperinflation and a rampant black market, the Polish communist government, encouraged by Soviet leader ... opposition movement, led by the great dissident Lech Walesa- to take power. The country was ready to transform itself from a planned economy into a market economy, and to return to the European ...



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