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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government clearly off the rails on transport policy

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:28am by Howard Winn

    ... if that is what it can be called. At present the government keeps building more roads to meet demand. But clearly the more roads that are built the more cars will be encouraged on to them. The government ... more money to play with and in the run up to 1929 had amassed another fortune. Fisher too had done well before the crash. Just days before the crash he observed that "stock prices have ...

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    Legco advisers to tobacco groups should declare their interest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:37am by Howard Winn

    ... conducted enforcement-cum-publicity activities at May Road. We spotted a private car with idling engine, but it left the scene when we started timing." Another example of the ineffectiveness ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fishy business on the rise in Hong Kong

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

    ... but not forgotten it. A reader reports that at most times of the day the top cul de sac stretch of Justice Drive leading to the High Court Building is full of illegally parked cars, many of which wait on double yellow lines outside the Conrad Hotel. He was recently pleasantly surprised to see a policeman ticketing cars outside the hotel. However, his elation turned to disappointment when walking ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China's 'airpocalypse' good news for commodities

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

    ... to the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party." So what does this mean for commodities? "If you want to clean a [petrol] engine in a car you need palladium. If you want to clean a diesel engine in a bus, truck, or ship, you need platinum. If you want to have a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered car which has no pollution at all, you need even more platinum." Electric cars such as those from ...

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    Mines & money, sex, babies and commodities

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Howard Winn

    ... billion people hooked up through Facebook and millions more on the internet, people have greater expectations for their children and families. People want better education, cars, clean environment ... billion by 2030. So demand for commodities will grow. China now has 18 million cars; the plan is to have 60 million. And they're likely to have fuel cells, which will lead to growth in demand ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Andrew Riddick's experience with the SFC- a salutary tale

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:29am by Howard Winn

    ... car driver but like to drive fast; but generally just below the speed limit since if I exceed the limit and am caught, I get a ticket and bear the consequences. With compliance, there are also ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Infrastructure spending is declining, says Starry Lee

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... to task China Three Gorges Corp for wasteful and expensive spending on overly big and luxurious offices and cars. The state-owned enterprise that manages the Three Gorges Dam, the biggest dam ... the original offices are being renovated to align them more closely to the Chinese government's more austere requirements. The company also said the 2.8 litre Audi car that was previously used ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Webb no ball stumpscricket club maidens

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:25am by Howard Winn

    ... only." There is a considerable body of law on this elsewhere in the world. The California Supreme Court ruled in 1985 that ladies' days at car wash outlets and ladies' nights ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Do you prefer a car park in Stanley or a car park in Stanley?

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The controversial proposal by Southern District Council to build a multi-storey car park in Stanley has taken an interesting twist recently. District councillor Chan Lee ... in Stanley among residents who say that while traffic is bad at weekends for several months of the year, there are plenty of available car parking spaces during the week. And although ...

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    BAML analysts win again in Institutional Investor survey

    Posted May 15th 2013, 03:22am by Howard Winn

    ... and had to end filming prematurely.   Luxury car sales crash The crackdown on conspicuous spending appears to be showing up in luxury car sales. The luxury car market has been crushed, sales ... 118,200 cars in the first four months, up17.8 per cent from a year ago, compared with year-on-year growth of  35 per cent last year, Caixin reports. Audi sales grew 13.9 per cent in the four-month ...




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