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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Global business best done in person- or you may regret it

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by George Chen

    ... ourselves going nowhere. A friend who used to work for technology giant Microsoft on the mainland blamed two things for contributing to it becoming a weaker company- way too many PowerPoint ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Shanghai 'revolution' may be uphill battle for Premier Li

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by George Chen

    ... lobbied by the banking regulator to give the government some face. Apart from those branches with little actual business, there have been many suggestions and guidelines- but what on earth has ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by George Chen

    ... to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals Many of my colleagues and friends know I have two real-life identities- by day I am an editor and journalist with the South China Morning Post, ... of us; they are people who closet themselves in offices or classrooms, so how can they know anything about our pain or happiness? I once asked a friend who, while studying for his doctoral degree ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Corruption the watchword as annual national summits near

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... businessmen of course had clearer goals: whoever could help win more deals or smoothen the business process, would be bought gifts. Will this year be different? Yes and no. One chief executive friend ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... to mind a story told by a friend at Lenovo. After its landmark acquisition of IBM's personal computer business in 2005, Lenovo sent some senior executives to the US to take over the business. ... buying yet another part of IBM). As for the jokes circulating in the lead-up to the games, people laughed and moved on. Perhaps that is what our Russian friends should do, even as they contend ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Chong Hing sale sounds alarm bells for Hong Kong's small businesses

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:32am by George Chen

    ... growing with the bank for the past six decades. Many of those customers were also old friends of the Liu family, which controlled the bank until last week when it agreed to sell to Yue Xiu, ... in Causeway Bay, right across the street from Japan's Uniqlo, already a global retail giant. If Sincere can survive, what about other local small banks? If not, then what on earth is wrong ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong's top ranking for economic freedom feels a good laugh

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:15am by George Chen

    ... Or perhaps, as I hear more and more from friends around me, is Hong Kong just destined to see its fortunes wane? George Chen is the Post's financial services editor. Mr. Shangkong appears every ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    It's the end of the year and battle for talent begins again

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 01:27am by George Chen

    ... On the last Friday of 2013 several friends working for state-owned banks and securities firms in Hong Kong happily reported to me that they received their "double salaries" as their year-end ... growth would reach 7.6 per cent this year, enabling the economy to maintain momentum into 2014. Good economic growth means good job prospects. Here are some tips from my headhunter friends if you ...

  9. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... is certainly right to attack corruption, some business people argue his anti-corruption efforts have gone too far and been turned into micro-management. "Don't send your friend a Christmas or New Year card? Now the party rules everyone like in kindergarten," a friend of mine who works for a government department complained. He tells me there is an economic forecast popular ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    No matter the trials of living in Hong Kong, dream big and do it

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by George Chen

    ... a new social media application, which would help Hong Kong people quickly find their friends in Lan Kwai Fong for drinks on a Friday evening after work; or enable several old and new friends ...




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