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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Valet parking' available off Chatham Road

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... in the street. We highlighted a spot in Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, but a reader writes to say that another spot used by FedEx vans is outside 7 Austin Avenue, off Chatham Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. According to our observer, it is parked on a 2-hour parking meter every working day from early morning to late at night. Austin Avenue is a relatively quiet street, although it has a few bars ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY MATTERS

    Cinda's sweetener fails to hide toxins of sugar-coated poison

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Shirley Yam

    ... to mask sugar-coated poison Bad-debt management is a business not easy to understand. After spending two days trying to make sense of the 3.5cm-thick prospectus of China Cinda Asset Management ... to non-financial enterprises' assets is anybody's guess. That raises the question if the sweetener- Cinda's unique selling point- is at all sweet or merely sugar-coated poison. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    White paper fails with its lopsided view of 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:15pm by Simon Young

    ... worse since 1997. One finds sugar-coated phrases like, the Hong Kong government "worked hard and overcame difficulties" and "promoted the development of all undertakings and made ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by STAFF

    ... could have broader legal implications. The Vatican was one of the first states to ratify the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child in 1990 under Pope John Paul II.   Million-dollar coat theft accused enters plea A man accused of shoplifting a HK$995,000 alligator-skin coat from a Tsim Sha Tsui store is scheduled to enter a plea today at the District Court. Kamal Rai, ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Chinese banks in Hong Kong go quiet on last year's promised bonus

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by George Chen

    ... or less the same "delay, delay again and then silence" stories about their 2013 bonus. Some Chinese bosses may try to sugar-coat the delay. Although it is already May, they may ask you ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HKEx must not tamper with its sound listing rules

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Albert Cheng

    ... may be tempting but may be little more than sugar-coated poison This version of the so-called "through train" is said to have been in the works for at least a couple of years. ... to facilitate the listing of a mega corporation or two from the north may be tempting but it may turn out to be little more than sugar-coated poison. There is an adage, dating back some 2,500 years, ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is still stuck there, even in costume. The courtroom chapter of the union, for instance, still requires the wearing of black lab coats and silly white horsehair hats. Just imagine how much we could ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., February 23, 2014

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by STAFF

    ... in the Silvercord mall in Tsim Sha Tsui was left short of one alligator skin coat worth HK$995,000 after a thief made off with it. Security cameras showed the thief was out of the store in one minute. However, there was a good ending to this story. Two men were arrested and the coat was recovered from a flower bed.   Ai Weiwei Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was fuming after an American artist smashed ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China's 'airpocalypse' good news for commodities

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:05am by Howard Winn

    ... conductivity. Bugs, on the other hand, love stainless steel. So over time surfaces and rails that are made of stainless steel will be replaced by copper-coated surfaces. And watch out for those ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Yucky title

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:25am by Howard Winn

    ... appointments and it has recently announced three more hirings. They are Greg Austin, Andrew Cullin and Winnie Sze, and will extend the group's research distribution capabilities in Asia and North ...




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