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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points, November 7, 2014

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:05am by STAFF

    ... notes that all 13 Malaysian states have introduced sharia law discriminating against transgender people.   Judge decides on Detroit bankruptcy US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes decides whether to approve Detroit's 1,165-page plan to extract itself from America's largest ever bankruptcy. The proposed plan would enable Detroit to shed US$7 billion of its US$18 billion of debt ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Six years on, we still haven't learned the real lessons from Lehman collapse

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... of the foundations of modern finance theory, the Modigliani-Miller theorem, suggests that the value of a firm is indifferent to whether its capital structure is debt or equity. This assumes no bankruptcy ...

  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong at mercy of forces far beyond its control

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:46am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... the shelves, sent prices through the roof, and brought countries at times to near-bankruptcy. Markets may produce outcomes that we do not like, but the best remedy is to gently rebalance the playing ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Are Hong Kong people really ready for democracy?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 12:18pm by PETER CHAN

    ... the people feared losing economic support from the EU as the Irish economy was close to bankruptcy. Within the EU parliament, those who hold the most power are the dozens of unelected commissioners, ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Structural change in United States will impact on China

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Howard Winn

    ... for commodity prices and emerging market economies. Some could face credit shocks and even bankruptcy. The most likely are Eastern European countries, Turkey and South Africa. This is unlikely ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... thinking Detroit's bankruptcy would take years to resolve.   African leaders in talks on terrorism Leaders from across Africa are due to meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss how to tackle ...

  7. Business - Companies - JAKE'S VIEW

    Corporate rescue bill not worth saving

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp As bankruptcy provisions are fine, there’s no need for Chapter 11-style measures that let smooth talkers continue to lose other people’s money Corporate rescue bill ... corporate rescue bill is likely to sink again before it gets to Legco. The reason is the rule in corporate bankruptcies that taxes and wages must be paid first out of what is left after dissolution, ...

  8. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Wang Qishan's most important mission to date: dousing the flames of corruption

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 07:21am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... politically savvy officials who the leadership turns to in times of crisis. Following the Asian financial crisis in 1997, former premier Zhu Rongji sent him to Guangdong to handle the bankruptcy ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:35am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial I've started hating myself. Now, I can't handle this level of agony and humiliation Indian financier Subrata Roy on an investigation into his firm over the return of deposits   I am sorry for the troubles I have caused all the people Mark Karpeles, CEO of bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, after the firm filed for bankruptcy   She's going to have a long golfing ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    App should not exploit disclosure of personal information

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... of my report on the investigation into a smartphone application which enabled subscribers to search litigation and bankruptcy records of target individuals by their names. These records are made ... into people's litigation and bankruptcy history, if any, for making decisions on employability and creditworthiness. In practice, while public records enable the identification of individuals involved ...




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