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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    When do we declare the cruise terminal a white elephant?

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:33am by Howard Winn

    ... Kowloon East Office of the Development Bureau. At what stage, we wonder, do we declare the terminal a white elephant?   Women's business The Women's Foundation has produced yet another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1451946/when-do-we-declare-cruise-terminal-white-elephant
  2. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    Mammoth hunter seeks cash for tusk venture to save elephants

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... elephant ivory. At least 60 tonnes of mammoth ivory is traded globally each year, said Peter Taylor, an engineer with almost 30 years' experience in the mining and aviation industries who founded Mammoth Mining in October. A single tusk, as long as three metres, could fetch US$250,000, he said. The trade takes advantage of the global ban on elephant ivory to profit from rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1424903/mammoth-hunter-seeks-cash-tusk-venture-save-elephants
  3. Business - Money

    Whoopee cushions and White Elephant parties are back

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 12:19pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... get more hi-tech and usually involve screens, the old fashioned simple ones still appeal. They are made in China, of course.   White Elephant Parties When Christmas parties come around, hosts ... and jokes, it seems people are going retro for party ideas this year. Enter the white elephant party, which I dimly remember my mother talking about. Perhaps the white elephants were more benign back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1388211/whoopee-cushions-and-white-elephant-parties-are-back
  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... than two years, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge should open, and we will find out whether the "build it and they will come" model works or a white elephant walks. One simple way ... this raises the odds that the bridge will indeed be at least a partial white elephant. At the very least, it would lower potential returns on the bridge investment. But perhaps the bigger question ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1560967/bridging-clean-air-gap
  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    New Microsoft Satya Nadella CEO seeks to reinvigorate software giant

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by BLOOM

    ... Salesforce.com which trades at 105 times projected earnings. "The elephant in the room was Nokia, and now the new elephant is that with the stock up so much year to date, will the fundamentals now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1559366/new-microsoft-satya-nadella-ceo-seeks-reinvigorate-software-giant
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... that the government has chosen to commemorate its latest white elephant by using a picture of it to adorn the cover of the latest year book, Hong Kong 2013. We are of course referring to the Kai Tak Cruise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555016/property-agents-will-be-watching-one-closely
  7. Business - Economy - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Five years after crisis began, we still can't see the elephant

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... crisis began, we still can't see the elephant The global financial crisis is five years old- more or less. There is some disagreement over when precisely it began. A lot of newspapers now ... of the blind philosophers and the elephant. One grasped the animal's trunk, and declared the elephant to be a snake. Another felt its tail, and said it was a rope. A third felt its leg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1016530/five-years-after-crisis-began-we-still-cant-see-elephant
  8. Business - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Stop feeding a white elephant way past its sell-by date

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Stop feeding a white elephant way past its sell-by date The mission of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is to promote productivity ... no company in Hong Kong any longer has any such thing and just what is this Productivity Council? Good questions indeed. The Productivity Council is a government white elephant that employs 600 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1013874/stop-feeding-white-elephant-way-past-its-sell-date
  9. Business - MACROSCOPE

    Time for GDP to GO as key economic growth measure

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by STEVE HANKE

    ... importance of fiscal policy withers away, too. Contrary to what the standard textbooks have taught us and what that pundits repeat ad nauseam, consumption is not the big elephant in the room. The elephant is business expenditures. Steve Hanke is professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543887/time-gdp-go-key-economic-growth-measure
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... the alleged importance of fiscal policy withers away, too. Contrary to what the standard textbooks have taught us and what that pundits repeat ad nauseam, consumption is not the big elephant in the room. The elephant is business expenditures. Steve Hanke is professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due

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