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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Women in the boardroom are good for business

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... per cent of directorships in the US, 15 per cent in Britain, 8.4 per cent in Australia, and 8.5 per cent in mainland China. So why is this? The conventional wisdom is that men tend to appoint ... evolutionary path.   Too much monkey business We hear of unhappiness on the part of two international funds that in 2007 lent US$500 million to a mainland property development which has its ...

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    Who are the most narcissistic chiefs in Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:31am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The South China Morning Post recently ran a report of a study into narcissistic chief executives of companies listed in New York, London and Sydney and those comprising ... with the lowest rankings were Bank of China's Li Lihui, at 11 per cent, and Hang Seng Bank's Rose Lee Wai-mun, at 19 per cent. The chief executive with the highest narcissistic ranking was AIA ...

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    Big disconnect between Hong Kong occupiers and Communist Party

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 06:08am by Howard Winn

    ... are native Putonghua speakers. At the same time, the prospect of being able to afford renting a property, let alone owning their own home, has faded as asset prices have gone through the roof ... property prices. The tycoon economy has flourished in this environment. As dissatisfaction levels have risen over the past few years, people have focused on trying to change the electoral ...

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    CUHK professor pioneers a new form of cancer treatment

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:59am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have written elsewhere in today's South China Morning Post about a Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) professor who has come up with a radically different way ... of R&D. Curiously none of the grants the professor receives, nor any of the university's funds, can be used on huge legal costs for protecting the intellectual property of the patents ...

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    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator smells even before it starts

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:04am by Howard Winn

    ... to the environmental affairs panel, the cost was HK$14.96 billion. In a letter to the South China Morning Post that month, Elvis Au, an assistant director at the department, said the cost in September 2011 ... was taken to spread the burden to other parts of the city. This was due to opposition from Heung Yee Kuk leader Lau Wong-fat, who along with other Kuk members owns property around Tuen Mun. Lau sat ...

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    CLSA's Chris Woods assesses death and markets

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Howard Winn

    ... is assassinated than if the Thai king dies." In another interesting observation Woods drew attention to the high capital inflows into China from Hong Kong and Singapore banks, noting they appear ... from the appreciation of the yuan and the higher yields on offer on the mainland. This will start to unravel if there is a big correction in the mainland property market and on concerns of US ...

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    Umbrella movement heading for an unhappy ending

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:26am by Howard Winn

    ... It says that most mainland-listed firms won't be affected by the protest. Sectors that fell the most were Macau-related, consumer and property stocks. The stocks that have fallen which ... offer more value and provide a dividend yield of least 6 per cent: Shun Tak, SJM and Sands China. ...

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    MTR linked to company involved in CY Leung payments row

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:09am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn With the dust swirling around Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's involvement with Australian engineering and property services firm UGL, it is worth noting ... for hackers? Lanxiang Vocational School in Shandong is famous on the mainland for its computer training programmes and notorious overseas as the breeding ground for "China's secretive army ...

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    Entertaining insights into China's state capitalism

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

    ... Howard Winn Some years ago Tim Clissold wrote an entertaining tale entitled Mr China. The book describes a series of investment exploits he was involved in, to bring Western capitalist 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 ...

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    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... of a typhoon developing on the mainland," Sharmila Whelan, an analyst with Asianomics, told The Telegraph. "A nasty downturn in China and a sudden sharp correction in the Hong Kong property ... The corollary of being overly concerned with what he calls "regulatory purity" and persisting with a ban on dual shares is that China's technology and new economy companies will list ...




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