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  1. Show me the money

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Credited with reviving Singapore's film industry, Eric Khoo aims to produce its first blockbuster, he tells Andy Chen Singaporean film director Eric Khoo would be the first to say that he's focused on his movies' bottom line. 'Basically, I'm a numbers man,' says the 42-year-old. 'The worst thing with 35mm cameras is the sound: You hear the magazine ...

  2. Talking shop

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng In 2004, when I challenged the Housing Authority's proposal to sell off its assets at cut-rate prices, I was prompted by a sense of justice to protect the wider public interest. The fact that Hong Kong did not (and still does not) allow ...

  3. Never let facts stand in the way of a good accusation

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... of the doubt. The most repulsive and upsetting accusation was likening the whole saga to the corruption case involving Taiwan's disgraced former president, Chen Shui-bian. Does the local media ...

  4. Making the news fit

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The saga of the energy-efficient light bulbs has been running as a lead story in the mainstream media for a week now, defying conventional wisdom that no sensational story, no matter how earth-shattering, could go beyond the three-day benchma ...

  5. Icon has done its bit

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... The global economy may be improving, but its recovery is not progressing as fast as has been predicted. A year after the financial system nearly collapsed, many countries are still licking their wounds; battling high unemployment and trying to revitalise ...

  6. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. 1 Chief executive and his officials to take 5 per cent pay cut ... but they promise to make up the difference by wasting more tax dollars. 2 Drug rehabilitation school considers moving to Kwai Chung ... as long as there's a bathroom every 15 minutes by bus, the students won't mind. 3 George Soros ...

  7. Missing the point

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Testimony at the Legislative Council inquiry into the Leung Chin-man controversy has so far confirmed my belief that the current vetting system governing post-retirement employment of senior civil servants is adequate. Mr Leung's case sp ...

  8. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    China's overseas investment set to soar, minister says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Chinese firms' outbound investments will match incoming flows in 10 years, Chen Deming says China's overseas investment set to soar, ... said Commerce Minister Chen Deming. Mainland companies are encouraged to go abroad as China cannot allow its US$3.29 trillion foreign exchange reserves to depreciate further with the third ...

  9. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    AXA buys into Shanghai car insurer Tianping

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Some foreign players even anticipated a further boost driven by access to the car insurance market. Chen Xingyu, an analyst with Phillip Securities, said AXA's purchase would help boost the company's market share in the property and casualty market. "Car insurance has the biggest growth potential in P&C market," Chen said. ...

  10. Chen accused of using his jet to smuggle cash

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... president, Chen Shui-bian, smuggled loads of cash abroad using his special plane. The latest probe came after a witness admitted helping Mr Chen's wife, Wu Shu-chen, deliver NT$740 million to a Taiwanese bank in 2006. Prosecutors have been unable to locate those funds. Quoting unnamed investigators, Taiwanese media reported yesterday that Mr Chen had allegedly smuggled the funds abroad ...




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