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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Report paints gloomy picture of corporate governance in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong officials and regulators often preen themselves on the level of corporate governance in the city. So it is always good to read something that comes from outside ... to say standards across Asia, according to the authors, have slipped. On Hong Kong, they say reform of the due diligence process for initial public offerings, a more robust price-sensitive ...

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

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

    ... Airways has invested in the company in return for a long-term jet-fuel supply agreement. You would have thought it would have made sense for Cathay to strike that kind of deal in Hong Kong ... for the government to think out of the box, and conceive a way that Hong Kong's hugely unpopular landfills could be turned into biofuels?   The death of Hong Kong? We read of another report predicting ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    A new festival to cheer up Hong Kong after a downbeat year

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com Whenever Hong Kong's spirit appears to be dipping, somebody comes up with an idea for a festival. We had HarbourFest in 2003. Now we hear of plans to stage a rather different festival in Hong Kong in early December. The festival is born out of a sense that Hong Kong has been rather negative and downbeat over the past year. The idea, says ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's easy to complain in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... get cracking- delay no more.   Equities and all that jazz The Hong Kong International Literary Festival kicked off yesterday. It comprises 10 days of readings and events, details of which can be found at www.festival.org.hk/uploads/Image/Programme HKILF12 W2_PO L.pdf. Hong Kong-based Matthew Ruddick conducted one of the first sessions last night to talk about his 828-page Funny ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Police come to the aid of the protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong's "umbrella revolution" was unwittingly aided by the police when they stood down yesterday morning, presumably to avoid further exacerbating what had ... the only ones to feel the sting of the tear gas on Sunday night. One barrage the police fired off was close to the Hong Kong Club and a large cloud of the stuff wafted into the club. ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Occupy has shown us a car-free Central

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Howard Winn

    ... at the arrangements for the farewell cocktail party for Fred Lam, executive director at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Lam has resigned from the HKTDC, where he has worked for 28 years. This has apparently prepared him for his next job as CEO of the Hong Kong Airport Authority. The event was attended by some 600 government officials and business leaders which included a significant number ...

  7. 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 ...

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    'Humble Scottish merchant' writes to the Financial Times

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:13am by Howard Winn

    ... might qualify are more interested in the top job. She covers regulation of Hong Kong retail investment products, policies on international engagement, and market developments in China and Hong ... from Hong Kong. In a flourish of that "Scottish good sense", it will be recalled that the company redomiciled to Bermuda in 1984 and 10 years later delisted from the Hong Kong stock ...

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    Supine government response to anarchy at Ho Chung

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:33am by Howard Winn

    ... magazine/website in Hong Kong. As they all say, this one claims to be written for Asia's uber-rich. It's looking for freelance writers and there is an intriguing account on its website of its appeal: "Exposure: Invaluable exposure to key contacts in the luxury industry, entry to Hong Kong's most exclusive parties and events, tastings at some of the city's finest ...

  10. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Planning board should reject Hopewell's Wan Chai project

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Howard Winn

    ... is approved its convention theatre will be considerably larger than the theatre at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre". Kennedy Road residents, particularly the Kennedy Road ... examples of heritage steps in Hong Kong in tearing up the seven-metre wide Ship Street steps. It is to be hoped the Town Planning Board upholds its duty of care to the community and does not roll ...




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