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  1. Successor for outgoing Monetary Authority chief suggested last year

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A potential successor to outgoing Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kong was recommended to the financial secretary by a three-member headhunting team ... of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Democrat Lee Wing-tat said taxpayers would have no choice but to 'protest on the streets' on July 1 if the authority ...

  2. New government may include dollar defence team

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong, let us rejoice! It appears that the team emerging to lead us is comprised of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, and Rafael Hui Si-yan ('Tsang will keep Tung team in interests of stability', March 9). In August of 1998, Mr Tsang was financial secretary; Mr Yam was, and still is, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority; and Mr Hui was secretary ...

  3. Call for public bodies to lower CEOs' wages

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not reply. $9.04m Take-home package, in HK dollars, of Norman Chan Tak-lam, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive, after a pay rise of 8 per cent last year ... 107, which calls for more efficient use of public money, says Hong Kong's Airport Authority, Trade Development Council and Urban Renewal Authority are paying their chiefs HK$5 million ...

  4. Tighter loan caps expected for luxury homes

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... mentioned at a meeting between bankers and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on Tuesday. An official says Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had asked HKMA chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam ...

  5. A feeding frenzy at the political trough

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring There seems to be no limit to the self-aggrandising, and enrichment, of senior bureaucrats in Hong Kong. That is ever more alarming as increasing numbers morph ... on a scale to rival the sons of tycoons. For example, at the very heart of Hong Kong's global financial role sits Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, a government controlled monopoly that has ...

  6. Hong Kong can't afford to stand still

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... done much for Hong Kong- such as former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, former Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong, or a real businessman with an international outlook ... Philip Bowring Hong Kong is in danger of entering the equivalent of the Brezhnev/ Andropov/Chernenko era of the Soviet Union- two decades of stasis as a system incapable of change ...

  7. Why not just dump the whole capital investment scheme?

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has to find the Hong Kong dollars the market wants. To get this money, it issues bills and notes to commercial banks. The second chart shows you how much ... But why not scrap the entire scheme? It does not do what it is meant to do, and never did, but it does put the wrong sort of pressure on the Hong Kong dollar and contributes to driving up property ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Why should our new MTR boss get double his previous pay? It isn't enough that Hong Kong has the world's highest-paid bureaucrats. It isn't enough that Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam is the world's highest-paid central banker. It isn't enough that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is the world's ...

  9. Rules broken as Hospital Authority chief is reappointed

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... for this appointment,' it said. Wu said it was an honour to be re-appointed and he would continue to do his best to serve the people of Hong Kong. Authority chief executive Shane Solomon, who welcomed ... But by the time he finishes his next two-year term Wu will have served eight years at the head of the body that governs Hong Kong's public hospitals. Legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing said the government ...

  10. The author sure pulls an interesting crowd

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun The guest list for David Tang Wing-cheung's book launch on Monday at his China Club may have been more interesting than the book itself. A wild mix of characters, from Mandarin Oriental Hotel general manager Peter French to TV star DoDo Ch ...




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