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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beware risk of challenging China's 'one country' concept for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Alex Lo

    ... more like a city-state than a city- with our own currency, borders and passports, legal and tax systems, fiscal and budgetary independence, and separate representation in many world bodies. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Apple seeks a piece of the bitcoin frenzy

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Apple seeks a piece of the bitcoin frenzy Apple wants a piece of the bitcoin frenzy, and the virtual currency community is angry. I mean, how dare Apple jump ... money around the world at an instant without expensive fees, middlemen or long transfer times. So it's possible for Apple to make this for real-world currencies, which means that virtual ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MY TAKE

    Cash not any cleaner than the bitcoin

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... authorities point out that this virtual currency is not traceable and so is being used for dubious activities such as the drug trade. Really? How traceable are the currency notes then? For all you know, the hundred dollar note in your wallet may well have been a part of some dubious transaction a few hours ago. Currency notes are the favoured means of payment for drug cartels, smugglers ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    No 'exorbitant privilege' for the tea party in US debt ceiling debate

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the "exorbitant privilege"- the alleged benefits the US enjoys for having the greenback as the global reserve currency. The "tea party" extremists may not know it, but you can be sure ... who also have their own reserve currencies. More broadly, the privilege means Washington gets the best deal of any government in being able to borrow in its own currency and at low interest, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the real art is making money

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:49am by Hari Kumar

    ... and in a world where the bottom-line is always money, that's not surprising. American artist JSG Boggs was different. It was easy to put a value on his works as he mostly painted currency notes. He ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China, and others out to supplant US, must be careful what they wish for

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:09am by Alex Lo

    ... order. Yes, it's unfair; and it dates back to the post-war Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates, with the values of currencies all set against the US dollar, which alone was fixed ... link and forced the world into floating its currencies. We are living with Bretton Woods' institutional legacies, such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, always headed ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why we don't understand politics

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:07am by Alex Lo

    ... We have our own currency, borders and passports, legal and tax systems, and fiscal and budgetary independence. State members in the European Union don't have many of these. The reason ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    We need a third way in diplomacy

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:58am by Alex Lo

    ... Kong- and Macau- have many of the trappings of sovereign states: their own currencies, borders, passports, legal and tax systems and fiscal independence. We have membership in international ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Old master Thatcher's lesson in realism on handover

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... was to preserve the most fundamental institutions that would keep Hong Kong functioning as a rich city and a free-trading port- its own currency, the Court of Final Appeal, and civil and legal rights ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Malaysian PM was ahead of his time

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... isn't this the euro we are talking about, the free currency of the euro zone? Iceland, another tiny country, has also imposed capital controls since 2008. It is not part of the euro zone ...



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