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  1. Business - Money

    US guru: gold is sooo old, pay off the bricks and mortar... and do the paperwork

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 03:21pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... It’s a ridiculous investment.” And she cautions, don’t go overboard on gold here. “Just be a little bit careful with commodities. They had a really great run, and then pulled back. And now ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Chasing the pot of gold under the Triple Trio rainbow

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 06:48pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... That day, of the nine horses needed to strike gold, only one horse – Sean Woods’ Oxford Charley – was at double-figure odds. And the payout was a cool HK$12 million. It seems the Jockey Club ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    End price-fixing in gold market

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial End price-fixing in gold market Gold retailers in Hong Kong and elsewhere have had a great run during the decade-long bull market for the precious metal. Now, not only have gold prices been declining, the retailers are about to be told the way they have fixed spot prices for the trade may be illegal. The long-standing current practice is for two local trade ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wild ride of gold prices is a lesson for investors

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 02:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Golden lesson for investors The rollercoaster ride in the price of gold has spooked many investors. Early last week, it suffered a two-day rout of more than US$200, the steepest plunge since 1983, when the last bull market in gold was ending and the two-decade bear market began. So much for its reputation as a safe haven! It has since staged a recovery ...

  5. Business - Commodities - WHITE COLLAR

    HKEx needs to step up its game in futures

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... direct remote access from overseas. The night trading session now represents 37 per cent of the bourse's total turnover. Tocom will trade products from gold, oil and rubber to soya beans ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Reform move for state enterprises runs up against old obstacles

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:55am by Shirley Yam

    ... is completed. So this promise of money, status and freedom would be too hard for Pan to refuse. So thought Zhu, called the "gold finger (Midas touch)" those days. He was the disciple ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to honour its real heroes, not government yes-men

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Bauhinia medal or a gold, silver or bronze star is yours. It's outdated and should be replaced by awards based on role models and merit. The long-departed British empire used to give out its ... from serving and retired judges and senior civil servants and lawmakers to top members of district councils, government statutory bodies and committees, to businesspeople. Typical is the Gold ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 13, 2014

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by LETTERS

    ... purchased directly from the government. Those with cash reserves to spare in their accounts may invest in gold as well as a list of approved stocks and bonds. Yet Philip Bowring considers ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Conspiracy theories abound about China's gold purchases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:51am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Huge imports of gold have fuelled speculation about the mainland's intentions, including an alleged bid to launch a global monetary system Conspiracy theories abound about China's gold purchases China's huge appetite for gold has inspired dozens of conspiracy theories. They are all nonsense. Yes, it is true that China has been buying an awful lot of gold ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    What to expect next season as the curtain falls

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:43pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... in January), the Citibank Gold Cup (2,000m in February), the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1,400m in March) and the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m in May) – have been awarded ...




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