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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 7, 2013

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... about the school's future within the DSS. As a Hong Kong citizen, I identify very much with their actions and the arguments they have put forward. I am also impressed by the views of other ... people who have highlighted the problem of students' language proficiency in English and Chinese. I agree that the education system, including exams, leads to Hong Kong students lacking ...

  2. Time for Occupy to pack up and go home

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contributed nothing to local debate; it has been politically and ideologically irrelevant. We already have powerful homegrown grass-roots groups that effectively articulate key issues confronting Hong Kong today - democracy, environmentalism, anti-poverty, the 'hegemony' of the property tycoons, public corruption. HSBC was one of the few Western banks that sailed through the global ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... values, he said: 'Democracy is in our hearts.' Having a laugh We are told that Hong Kong desperately needs to laugh more and learns to inject more humour into the everyday lives ... and elderly women in Hong Kong had an early form of the micro-credit financial model. Most women in those days did not have a job; therefore they could not offer any collateral to secure loans from ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC pre-tax profit up 2pc in third quarter

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 05:30pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... announced. The stock has lost 5 per cent so far this year in London. In Hong Kong, it has shed 6.5 per cent. The bank is in the second phase of a turnaround plan that began in 2011, aimed at making ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Long, hard road ahead for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... high-risk transactions, the majority of which originated in Hong Kong. But their troubles moving towards the end of the year extend beyond regulation. Both banks are still mired in a low interest ... competitiveness of European banks on stimulus compared with the two Hong Kong-listed banks, which are highly exposed to staid financial markets businesses in Asia. The poor financial markets businesses ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC distances itself from David Eldon's blog

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:11am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn David Eldon's blog last week has attracted some attention. This is because Eldon is well-known as a former chairman of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp until his retirement in 2005 and because in his blog he dwells on recent events in Hong Kong. Like Lai See he rejoices about the absence of traffic, illegal parking, and noxious fumes in Central. But he goes ...

  7. Families dominated colonial past

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung George Cautherley comes from two distinguished families which dominated Hong Kong's colonial history. His mother was a descendant of the Heards, whose residence Heard ... grandfather. The Cautherleys were no strangers to Hong Kong's business and banking sector. With the Heards, the two families had plenty of representatives taking jobs at HSBC, including two ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FUNDRAISING

    HSBC aims to raise €1.5b in convertible bond issue

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:20am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday morning. The bank on Sunday announced it would issue two perpetual subordinated convertible bonds to raise a combined US$3.75 billion. It will issue US$2.25 ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    True universal suffrage would avoid a lot of the brewing unrest

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... want anyone running Hong Kong who is going to cause them trouble, whatever form that may take. They obviously don't want a security risk with someone who chats too freely to foreign ... process is likely to cause. It is barely conceivable that Hong Kong people would elect leaders that would seek to antagonise the mainland. They may not love the Communist Party but everybody here ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC blames red tape for 12 per cent drop in profits

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:59pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... are unprecedented," Flint said in a statement accompanying the results, published after the Hong Kong market close. "The cumulative workload arising from a regulatory reform programme ...




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