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  1. Do I need an MBA?- Nine questions to ask before taking an MBA

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:15pm

    ... be no need for an extra degree. These days, though, few people stick with the same employer right through to retirement. You must expect and prepare to change company, industry or function and an MBA makes that easier. Having the qualification can open doors by getting you a first interview and, remember too, that in some industries like investment banking and consulting, an MBA is now ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Short-term pain ahead as China pushes on with economic reforms

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:53pm by DAVID LIAO

    ... by the more complex economy they helped create. The result has been increasing misallocation of resources and growing imbalances within the financial sector. The solution is to allow market forces ... by the State Council at the end of 2013 and about 145,000 SOEs under local government control. Total assets of non-financial SOEs stood at 91 trillion yuan (about HK$114 trillion) at the end of 2013, ...

  3. Lifestyle - ETIQUETTE

    Stop being so rude! Etiquette coaching on the rise in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:42pm by Mark Sharp

    ... in the eye, or look awkward." With Hong Kong's economy reliant on financial services and the tourism and hospitality industries, minding your employees' manners also makes good business ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Investors may fall victim to animal spirits in markets

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 10:03am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... with the global financial crisis, a rise of 136 per cent in 55 months (2.3 per cent). That crisis nearly bust the world economy and deflated many a self-appointed Master of the Universe. It is sobering ... up is unlikely to go down much more. It is the last major world market not to significantly recover since the global financial crisis. So a major indicator for the top of the equity cycle ...

  5. Tourism industry rubs it hands, but fears voiced over park's financial prospects

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to be built near Pudong Airport in the southeastern outskirts of the city, is expected to provide a major boost to the city's tourism appeal. Industry figures yesterday played down fears ... into an important development zone.' But concerns have been raised about the project's financial prospects, particularly in light of Hong Kong Disneyland's failure to meet attendance ...

  6. Business - Comment

    Government chooses worst spot in Stanley for new car park

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Howard Winn

    ... makes slow and unhurrying steps towards a partial solution.   Headhunters struggling to recruit finance professionals Headhunters are finding it difficult to hire financial professionals ... Also, the insurance industry is looking for people with experience in digital marketing and insurance since there has been a big shift in the industry towards digital marketing.   Have you got ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Ambitious plans to build a hi-tech future for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Olga Wong

    ... industrial companies, he said. As of June, the park's incubation programme- which offers technical, marketing and financial support for companies with potential- has given assistance to more ... the city's ambitious vision. The parks would have to be expanded and three other industrial estates revitalised as enterprise parks, he said. Some companies that did not fit in with the vision would ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Diners Club sale draws interest from Japanese banks

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Banks look at Diners Club sale in Japan Citigroup's Diners Club card brand in Japan is among assets drawing interest from lenders as the bank seeks bids for its retail operations in the country, people with knowledge of the matter said. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - GAMBLING

    Jockey Club celebrates bumper year, and names new chairman

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... per cent to a record HK$103.9 billion, figures released yesterday showed. It wasn't the only significant increase. For the financial year from July to June donations by the club's ... "According to industry research, Hong Kong people lost HK$31 billion in Macau casinos alone last year. We see the opening of the Hong Kong-Macau bridge, scheduled for 2016, as posing a further ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Xiaomi eyes finance, Phoenix tries news feeds

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:39pm by Doug Young

    ... into a hot new area for online news. A couple of smaller deals are in the headlines today, with smartphone sensation Xiaomi dipping its toe into the financial services market and online news portal ... The big problem is that the industry isn't very regulated, leading to a steady stream of scandals that often leave lenders with big losses when site operators suddenly disappear or borrowers ...




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