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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mahjong calamity

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... capitalism on the grounds that "these topics are wildly over-emphasised by Westerners in China". Nevertheless, it is a compelling, highly informative and stimulating read.    The Facebook effect Despite its shaky stock market debut, Facebook is now on a tear and has soared 183 per cent over the last 12 months. The stock rose 5 per cent to close on Thursday at a record high ...

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    Property agents will be watching this one closely

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

    ... Howard Winn In an unusual act of disintermediation, Philippe Espinasse, former head of equity capital markets at Macquarie and Nomura, is advertising his swish apartment on Facebook. He ... is also included in the sale. If Espinasse sells his property as a result of its exposure on Facebook this could start an uncomfortable trend for property agents.   Picture perfect Good to see ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Mines & money, sex, babies and commodities

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Howard Winn

    ... billion people hooked up through Facebook and millions more on the internet, people have greater expectations for their children and families. People want better education, cars, clean environment ... stocks were undervalued. WhatsApp is valued at US$19 billion but barely makes any money, while Facebook has a larger market cap than BHP, which has been going for more than 100 years. Mining ...

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    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... about investor protection. The success to date by firms like Google and Facebook makes it difficult for us to conclude that US investors have lost out as a result of such structures." One ...

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    Toy helicopters and knives restricted during congress

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... of saving face Investors in Facebook's IPO weren't the only ones to take a hit in that ill-starred venture. Bloomberg reports that according to a blog post by economists Thomas Eisenbach and David Lucca, underwriters may have spent an estimated US$66 million supporting the price of Facebook shares on their first day of trading in an effort to prevent them falling below the US$38 ...

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    Numbers don't stack up for 30% Club's boardroom goals

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:27am by Howard Winn

    ... to get a kick out of start-ups. His venture capital firm, Horizon Ventures, since 2006 has invested in some 40 start-ups around the world including the likes of Skype, Siri and Facebook. His ...

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    SFC and Department of Justice like a divorced couple

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by Howard Winn

    ... or not!" screeched Scoot's lurid yellow and white advertisement offering a 50 per cent discount. It also appeared on its Facebook site along with an accompanying note: "Hmm … we heard ...

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    Don't miss out stock exchange drivers in typhoon guidelines

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... of outrage on Facebook, of which she ironically is chief operating officer. The reason is that the foundation, which Sandberg set up to encourage women to pursue leadership roles, has advertised ...

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    Slim IPO pickings for Hong Kong investment banks

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... quote is true, then that's a ridiculous statement," Damien Cummings, the regional marketing director of digital and social media at Samsung, said via Facebook. "Clearly, he ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How to prosecute the Tang illegal basement case?

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... times that amount by the evening. It's been all over Facebook and Twitter, and has been one of the SCMP's most popular polls. But what does it mean? Obviously it can't be viewed ...




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