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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... in Naples, said the plasma arc technology has been tried and tested over 10 years. Despite the "years of review" by the department, we do not feel that Au has made a convincing case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519784/elvis-au-yet-convince-case-incinerator-hong-kong
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Superpower weddings

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... Chinese have had any difficulty in creating memorable weddings. Take the case of Xing Libin, a coal mine boss from Shanxi province, who a few years ago lashed out 70 million yuan (HK$87.8 million) ... tenants and visitors are fully aware when there is a fire in the building," it said. "At the same time, we have reviewed our procedures in case of emergency, and stepped up training ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1564575/superpower-weddings
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anthony Wu pays the price of professional misconduct

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:59am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn At last the HKICPA's long-running disciplinary case against former Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk is over with the announcement yesterday of the sanctions for his professional misconduct. Wu and the other defendants in the case, Ernst & Young (EY) and Catherine Yen Ka-shun, who is now a senior partner with EY, have the option to appeal. We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557780/anthony-wu-pays-price-professional-misconduct
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mahjong calamity

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... so rapidly and on such a vast and complex scale that instability and chaos are a natural part of it. Looking for stable growth (the optimist case) is ridiculous. Being concerned about volatility (the pessimist case) means you don't really know what country you are in. China is experiencing regular booms and busts across its economy the same way a rocket ship experiences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1559383/mahjong-calamity
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's the point of yet another report on biodiesel?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:08am by Howard Winn

    ... process. At a press conference in Beijing over the weekend trade expert Mei Xinyu of the central government's Ministry of Commerce was quoted by Xinhua: "The case has set alarm bells ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557108/whats-point-yet-another-report-biodiesel
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... affair Readers have been asking what is happening to the Deborah Annells case since it appears to have gone quiet. Annells is the founder and former chief executive of AzureTax, which specialised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  7. Business - LAI SEE

    Entertaining insights into China's state capitalism

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Howard Winn

    ... know-how to China, in the belief that this would bring China into the modern world. The book is a series of case studies of investment projects, which are often hilarious in their outcomes while ... or engage in destructive practices to stifle competition, they are in most cases overstaffed, inefficient, and corrupt. As a result their returns are poor on the whole." He said that in many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549968/entertaining-insights-chinas-state-capitalism
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKICPA's disciplinary arrangements are a joke

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am by Howard Winn

    ... two years for the institute to decide if the complaints merited an investigation, and then almost 21/2 years to investigate the case before it was heard in May last year, making it the institute's longest-running case by far. It then took almost eight months for a report on the findings to be prepared. This was announced in December. The disciplinary committee decided in March what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549251/hkicpas-disciplinary-arrangements-are-joke
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Trust me- I'm an expert, but even experts can get it wrong

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Lai See has come under a certain amount of criticism from recent reader comments for our views on subjects such as the appropriateness of the government's proposals for an incinerator, and topics such as global warming. These are technical matters in which Lai See has no formal qualifications. That being the case, should we then just defer to the experts in such matters? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1547030/trust-me-im-expert-even-experts-can-get-it-wrong
  10. Business - LAI SEE

    Old school politician Macfarlane tells it like it is on carbon tax

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... case. It turned out the choices were between Australia and Kazakhstan. "Of course it was a no brainer," said one of the businessmen. "Kazakhstan won." Macfarlane observed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543891/old-school-politician-macfarlane-tells-it-it-carbon-tax

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