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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central activists must consider price to pay for raising stakes

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:17pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... against him emanating from Beijing and only dubious support from his own diplomats, he managed a creditable fighting retreat, leaving Hong Kong self-confident and well prepared to establish ... is unlikely to allow for a retreat to defensible positions; that is, of course, the point of it, to try to bolster desperate courage by leaving no possibility of retreat or compromise. And the central ...

  2. Business - Money

    Truant school kids jet off to the sun- with their own credit cards

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:30pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... shortened their lovely holiday. If I was the parent of one of these 16-year old lovebirds who bought HK$40,000-worth of air tickets and a five star hotel stay with a credit card I’d trusted them ...   Call me old fashioned but… I would take a very dim view of everyone involved, starting with myself. For trusting them with a credit card and not putting a sensible limit on it. I’d be even ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    China risk is the real worry for Hong Kong banks

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:09am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... than difficult probate cases or people who are in prison and can no longer make autopay. Of course there are reasons for this other than that Hong Kong people feel their financial obligations ... control? Of all the credit risks that could possibly worry him, he frets about the one with a delinquency rate of 0.01 per cent. Here is a man who obviously needs a dictionary to look up the word ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Now's not the time for China to open the credit floodgates

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says targeted measures, such as directing needed funds to small businesses, are more suited to China's changing economy Don't open credit flood gates by cutting ... to lower financing costs or solve the fund-raising problems of small businesses. Those who advocate a cut are worried about a credit crunch. But statistics show that, in May, the cost of borrowing ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 25, 2014

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... course (for two years) are about HK$94,500. Interested parties are naturally concerned about any transfer of ownership. Students will be worried about the change to the new institute that awards ... to be satisfied with any transfer while they are still doing their courses. Teachers will be worried about their remunerations and job benefits, and academic and career development. They will be concerned ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sino-Russian entente would move the world a step closer to 1914

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:52pm by ARTYOM LUKIN

    ... so that one side will not easily and swiftly prevail over the other. Are we going to see this sort of war breaking out in the Asia-Pacific? China is, of course, the rising power whose growing ambitions put it straight on a collision course with the incumbent hegemon- the United States- much like Anglo-German antagonism set the stage for the first world war. However, even if China ...

  7. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    At MTR Corp, the buck stops anywhere but the top

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:05am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Those at the top who don't accept responsibility for what happens on their watch are not doing their job properly, and won't do so in future Passing the buck It's really simple- if you are going to claim credit for things going well on your watch, you obviously need to accept blame for when things are not going so well. Moreover, if you are going ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Restaurant reviews: Bibo and Ho Lee Fook

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 07:41pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... course size) and the taste is forgettable. Desserts are somewhat over-engineered. Most of them, like the chocolate fondant brownie, look better than they taste. Dinner for two with wine will set ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    BAIC's showpiece IPO reveals much about the true state of SOE reform

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:32am by Shirley Yam

    ... now will cost the carmaker many millions of dollars given the lower valuation; but political credit is never too expensive. When reform itself has little substance or has made negligible ... in if it gives you no say? Of course, everyone knows the issue. There are endless "seminars" to discuss the reform (they don't call them meetings now because the new leadership said ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing must overcome bottlenecks blocking policy implementation

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 12:32pm by Hu Shuli

    ... To a large extent, China's phenomenal pace of growth in the past 30 years can be credited to the drive of local governments. Today, we see that their enthusiasm has not only boosted GDP numbers ...




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