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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... at 39th, and Shanghai, 43rd. So it would take a catastrophic collapse in Hong Kong for Trigger Trend's scenario to fall into place.   Children's health We look forward with some interest to next month's "Child health & the environment" conference. Given Hong Kong's dirty air, it is surprising that there has not been more discussion on the impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1589623/it-so-hard-turn-hong-kongs-landfills-biofuels
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong? Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Elvis Au has a letter in today's South China Morning Post ... time ago and new technologies are now available. How confident can we be that we are getting the best waste management solution for Hong Kong? The project has so far been blocked by the Finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... in yesterday's South China Morning Post. Lai See, along with others, has long argued that there are better, cheaper and more appropriate technologies for dealing with Hong Kong's municipal solid ... there have been numerous papers written on incinerators and their impact on public health. There is still significant concern over this issue. In Europe, where there are hundreds of incinerators, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519784/elvis-au-yet-convince-case-incinerator-hong-kong
  4. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... unacceptable practice of being indecently vague again and again and … the frequent promises to give fuller details later". Waung is also unhappy with the way Hong Kong's town planning process is structured. "The whole town planning process in Hong Kong is a classroom example of inequality of arms, with the developer having the huge resources, with professionals working for long periods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581336/former-judge-says-hong-kongs-town-planning-process-unfair
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR saga highlights governance and accountability issues

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:16am by Howard Winn

    ... project. The Hong Kong government was directed to build it by the central government, but who determined the completion deadline- the government or the railway? How should minority shareholders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555904/mtr-saga-highlights-governance-and-accountability-issues
  6. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Sincere shares soar following chairman's death

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:45am by Howard Winn

    ... however, was better than the 34 per cent in the Middle East. Only 57 per cent of those surveyed in Hong Kong believed women were fairly represented at senior levels. Pay was also a touchy issue ... in billionaires occurred in Asia, rising 18.7 per cent. The United States continues to be the country with the most billionaires with 571, followed by China with 190 and Britain with 130. Hong Kong, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1594893/sincere-shares-soar-following-chairmans-death
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    CLSA's Chris Woods assesses death and markets

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Howard Winn

    ... is assassinated than if the Thai king dies." In another interesting observation Woods drew attention to the high capital inflows into China from Hong Kong and Singapore banks, noting they appear to have been driven more by the carry trade than by foreign direct investment. That is, Hong Kong dollar funds are being swapped into renminbi and invested in high yielding renminbi wealth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1593374/clsas-chris-woods-assesses-death-and-markets
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    We will die poorer than our parents, says Marc Faber

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by Howard Winn

    ... trillion. Total credit in the world has increased by 30 per cent since 2007. Faber cited the exploits of one of Hong Kong's former financial secretaries, John Cowperthwaite, who is often credited as the architect of Hong Kong's economic miracle in the 1960s and '70s. When asked later how he did it, Cowperthwaite responded that essentially he did nothing. He let people get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1596365/we-will-die-poorer-our-parents-says-marc-faber
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... economy is underestimated. Since the end of the second world war, the health of the US economy could be gauged by considering real GDP, labour productivity, private employment and median household ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1595538/rapid-pace-technology-hollowing-out-middle-class
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Structural change in United States will impact on China

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn As one economic problem shows signs of receding, another comes into view. Such is the nature of things. For the last five years the dominant issue has been whether or not quantitative easing (QE) would succeed in stimulating growth in Europe and the US. Now that growth has emerged there is concern over whether this life support mechanism can be turned off without undue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1594169/structural-change-united-states-will-impact-china

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