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  1. HK$1,000 banknote is first choice for money laundering

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp On many occasions I have been standing in a queue in a branch of HSBC and other banks in Hong Kong and have seen someone depositing huge amounts of cash. For example, once I saw a mainlander emptying a bag full of HK$1,000 notes. I estimated he must have had millions of dollars. Letter to the editor, July 20 When was the last time you used a HK$1,000 ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Time for rethink of China view I refer to the letter from Arthur Waldron ('China has not yet had 'renaissance'', July 13) in reply to Alex Lo's column ('Hong Kong ... and Technology Basic Law protection for English In his letter ('Embrace HK by learning its language', July 13) Edward Tsui chastises Beatriz Taylor ('Why HK is not best city ...

  3. Everyone after a fast buck

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can be beneficial if it is treated as a long-term investment rather than speculation. Wayne Chu, Hang Seng School of Commerce From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Wayne. There used ... their money. Susan, Editor ...

  4. Paying taxes brings benefits

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they can enjoy a relaxing life with their monthly pensions. In other words, taxes both serve a purpose and bring us benefits. Kristy Chow Ching-yee, Leung Shek Chee College From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Kristy. Ah, tax, the government's eternal problem. It is never as easy as it first appears. In Britain, Prime Minister Gordon Brown decided to tax the very rich people ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... out a notice inviting editors to send reporters to cover an event at the exchange without saying what. When our reporter arrived at Tamar, she was directed to a bus along with other reporters ... about this business, your name will written in golden letters'. The Barclays man responds: 'I would prefer this (to) not be in any book.' This will run and run as some 20 other ...

  6. The 'buy now, pay later' trap

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... really need it? Jake Morey From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Jake. It is always great to see our readers taking an interest in the news. Consumerism is one of the biggest issues facing ... in the future. Susan, Editor ...

  7. Money could ruin a friendship

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Wing-ho. Money can really complicate friendships. Whether you are the one lending the money or the one borrowing it, ... Editor ...

  8. Musical mind

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... because I believe if you have the skills and talent, people will recognise it sooner or later.' Outside work, Leung's main hobby is putting together his own audio system. He started pursuing this hobby more than 10 years ago and he owns his own audio room. He says the hobby keeps him interested as not a lot of people would invest such a large amount of time and effort ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... contender for the chairmanship of commodities trading giant Glencore. But the eventual announcement went surprisingly unsmoothly with the BBC's business editor Robert Peston announcing ... in Hong Kong when talking to the American Chamber of Commerce. Forbes, media chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, tore into the US Federal Reserve for allowing the US dollar to weaken. ...

  10. Summer slowdown

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Editor's Note Amanda Lee Challenges ahead as financial uncertainty, subprime woes and a decline in exports weigh heavily on Asia Market performance and sentiment took a hit during ... investments: wine (p20), art (p22) and stamps (p28). The price of entry could be high, but as Michael Hall, chief executive of the British-based stamp catalogue Stanley Gibbons says, turning a hobby ...




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