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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:10am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Sociologist should show basic grasp of global economy in calling for France to default on debt Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates When I was 10 years old, I hatched a plan to solve the energy crisis- that we should all go back to riding horses- and was really annoyed that the grown-ups snickered at this simple, elegant solution. If Facebook had been ...

  2. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Hong Kong needs to figure out its own form of innovation

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by Peter Guy

    ... loathsome concept. US start-ups must be prepared to issue 10 per cent to 20 per cent of their stock to employees in the form of options. The artist who painted a wall mural at Facebook's first ...

  3. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Will Alibaba IPO dash investors' hopes again?

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Peter Guy

    ... internet titans sustain their valuation stories by paying for sky-high acquisitions with sky-high-priced shares. Facebook's purchase of messaging service WhatsApp and virtual-reality eyewear ... business. Only time will tell how and if they support Facebook's historical price-earnings ratio of 100 and price-sales and price-book ratios of 20. Alibaba could re-imagine and transform ...

  4. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    As Li Ka-shing's Hutchison loses its edge, it must reinvent itself

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 03:31pm by Peter Guy

    ... have risen about 42 per cent from their low point in late June last year. It is somewhat ironic that value is being driven through divesting rather than investing. Compare that with Facebook ...

  5. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Did Temasek overpay for its stake in AS Watson?

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:13am by Peter Guy

    ... markets as the primary means of capital-raising and investment exit. Value has been crowded out for investors who can use only the stock market. The listing of Facebook came only after its shares ... because so much value had been ratcheted up in those transactions that Facebook's stock-exchange listing notoriously burned investors. Luckily, investors who did not sell at the listing were ...

  6. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Why New Yorkers could pay for acceding to Alibaba's 'Open sesame'

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 03:34pm by Reuters

    ... it the most significant such deal since Facebook listed two years ago. Last year, Hong Kong regulators rejected Alibaba's plans for an IPO with a shareholder structure that would allow a small ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Morgan Stanley fund manager picks stocks the Warren Buffett way

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... you think DENNIS LYNCH, PORTFOLIO MANAGER That is even if the companies in question, such as Amazon.com and Facebook, are high-priced and technology-centred, the sort that are a far cry from ...

  8. Business - Money - COMMENT

    The future is here now- and it looks pretty good

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Laments about technological vision overlook the major, less glamorous advances in our daily lives The future is here now- and it looks pretty good It has been 40 years since the last astronauts left the moon. That anniversary, which passed last week, has put some prominent technologists in a funk. "You promised me Mars colonies. Instead, I got Facebook ...



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