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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong government's asset hoarding leaves society poorer

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Philip Bowring

    ... proposal seriously, and lean on the government to sell or at least get better returns from an asset hoard that is controlled by civil servants. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    SFC's civil action against Citic is a good first step

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:47am by Howard Winn

    ... the results of the police investigation." But as David Webb, editor of webb-site.com points out, with the 6-year limit for civil action expiring yesterday, the SFC could not afford to wait ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... of the middle class. A large stable middle class was important for building a prosperous, healthy and stable society, says McAfee. But what happens when the middle class comes under pressure? "I ... head of Radio 3 since 2002 and has led the station's English programming services since 2005, recently turned 60 and has to retire to comply with civil service rules. He will be missed ...

  4. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... government, a free enterprise economy, civil liberties, and the rule of law would inevitably be overwhelmed by populism, through the development of democracy. This narrative sees democracy ... these two camps will become even more difficult to bridge as society continues to polarise. The Standing Committee's announced framework therefore comes as a disappointment to them. These folks ...

  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Fight against universal suffrage is all about money

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy HK's worst nightmare is not the relatively mild civil disobedience of Occupy, but Beijing's implicit sanction of our tycoons and their cartels It's all about money ... local paper either features or vilifies the Occupy insurgency and the apparent counter-insurgency being mounted against it. Then, one of our local society magazines parades a mainland ...

  6. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... It will take much longer elsewhere in the world, of course. The American Civil War turned the United States into the "United State" and this will not change anytime soon; more's the pity ...

  7. Business - Economy - DEMOCRACY

    The fear of populism

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:23pm by Richard Wong

    ... income classes in the post-war period. It was a spirit nurtured by a free capitalist society offering equal opportunities and fair treatment for all. The fear that populist democracy could ...

  8. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Established rivals may keep Shanghai trade zone's gold exchange in check

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Enoch Yiu

    ... or no volume since last year. The most actively exchange-traded gold contracts are on the 103-year-old Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society. Many of its end users are jewellery manufacturers ...

  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's end of history

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Peter Guy

    ... that disturbs the oligarchy of tycoons it has consigned the city and its people to. The outcome has long-term ramifications for Hong Kong's society, business and economy. The city has arrived ... business there. However, another vote before the decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress demonstrated more ominous signs. Solicitors voted to unseat Law Society ...

  10. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Hong Kong secures nod for Qianhai metal vault

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in Qianhai while moving forward the launch date of its Shanghai international gold market to tomorrow. The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society had gained approval from the Shenzhen government and the People's Bank of China to set up a precious metals vault in the Qianhai special economic zone in Shenzhen, society president Haywood Cheung Tak-hay told the South China Morning Post yesterday. ...




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