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  1. How to restore a tarnished reputation

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Despite concerns on the part of the government and the banking sector, the Legislative Council has decided, quite properly, to make use of rarely invoked powers and investigate ... appears less than stellar. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...

  2. The birth of Hong Kong cool

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... buildings designed by cutting-edge architects like Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry; and concerts by the biggest pop stars and hip indie acts. We are not shy about embracing the latest, no matter where ...

  3. The People vs the Big Bucks

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it is by no means set in stone. So in 2010, Obama hailed the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, all 2,300 pages of it. Taibbi summed up the intent: 'The new law ... Period.' Unfortunately, Obama has proved himself more of a patsy than his bold predecessor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who rewrote the rules of the US economy after the Great Crash. Dodd-Frank ...

  4. Private bank keen to spread its wings

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Morning Post executive, and Frank Au, former chief executive of Cowen's Asian business, to lead China Renaissance Securities are the latest signs that Chinese investment banks have been more ... from foreign investment banks, you may find many of them lack insight about China,' said Bao, who worked for Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse before launching his own firm. 'Frankly ...

  5. U.K. tax rise unlikely to deter HK buyers

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the midnight deadline when stamp duty was raised, with Knight Frank clients exchanging GBP107 million worth of property and Savills clients GBP50 million, on March 21. London estate agency Douglas ... million, the market would absorb the stamp duty increase said Liam Bailey, head of residential research at property consultancy Knight Frank. 'It is important to bear in mind that on average ...

  6. Business - China Business - RESULTS

    China Resources, brewer of Snow beer, to expand retail outlets

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Kirin Brewery. Frank Lai Ni-Hium, chief financial officer of China Resources, said: "We want to get ahead of our competitors as they delay their expansion amid the grim economic ...

  7. New tax could hit owners of UK homes

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Knight Frank ...

  8. Cornerstone investors are difficult to corner

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sorts of requests (some of which, frankly, are unreasonable) for co-operation with the company after its listing. Now comes the coup de gr?ce: they will each have not more than two weeks ...

  9. Fast US$1b raised for China P.E. fund

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The worsening debt crisis in the euro zone and slow economic recovery in the United States have encouraged global investors to pour more money into Asia, particularly via private equity funds. Frank Tang, a former senior executive for Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, spent just two weeks raising more ...

  10. Magazines - Money

    The grass is greener

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and estate at Knight Frank. The price of farmland in the UK has almost trebled over the past decade, with most of the growth coming in the past five years. Hopkins said land yields now were 3.5 to 4 per cent. Bare agricultural land is worth about GBP6,000 (HK$74,000) an acre, about three times as much as 10 years ago, according to the Knight Frank Farmland Index, which tracks the average ...




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