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  1. Political Animal

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong affairs might wonder what happened this year to the stacks of papers usually singing the praises of the 'one country, two systems' principle. Political Animal has learned ... Leung Chun-ying. But, recently, an anonymous polling agency has thrown another name into the hat- Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Political Animal failed to confirm which ...

  2. Hong Kong hubs a new blueprint for Chinese cities

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Urban designers believe mainland China should adopt the Japanese and Hong Kong model of creating independent urban hubs connected by rail in order to make its cities more ... vice-chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners, a Hong Kong architecture and design firm. 'I see such towns developing in China in the coming years. That's the most efficient model we have ...

  3. Hong Kong fly buy

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... jewels' in a massive privatisation exercise that would raise $112 billion over the next five years. The sale of shares in Hong Kong International Airport to private investors would ... likely, in 2005. It would be one of the biggest privatisation projects ever undertaken in Hong Kong, dwarfing the sale of 20 per cent of Mass Transit Railway Corporation's shares ...

  4. Few can muster the political courage to pop an asset bubble

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Norman Chan Tak-lam is a worried man. Yesterday, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority boss warned again about the dangers posed by frothy markets, saying: 'I believe asset price bubbles, ... officials either in Hong Kong or on the mainland will muster the courage needed to pop any developing bubbles, at least in the near term. In Hong Kong, there is little Chan or the HKMA can do ...

  5. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Buyout firm snaps up HMV Hong Kong for a song

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Hong Kong-based buyout firm focusing on the entertainment buys HMV's businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore Buyout firm snaps up HMV Hong Kong for a song AID Partners Capital, a Hong Kong-based buyout firm focusing on the entertainment and media industry, has bought HMV's businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as operating licences ...

  6. Hong Kong island

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Tom Hilditch

    ... Phuket was a backpackers' paradise; now it is a paradise for the mega-rich tycoons, many transplanted from Hong Kong, building dream palaces on its golden coast. Tom Hilditch reports on the glittering makeover turning the Thai resort into Asia's most desi A retired, 38-year-old Hong Kong broker is briefing his interior designer. 'I need the billowing stuff from that spread ...

  7. Politics outweighs business in listing a state enterprise

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... but the United States and Hong Kong stock markets have lost more than 10 per cent from this year's peaks, and the clouds over Europe remain thick and dark. On top of this, the month-long World Cup ... pricing. It is a process that involves more than 20 steps, going through the State Council and a handful of ministries. Each step is about political manoeuvring and compromise. Once the plan ...

  8. Business - Companies - BROKERAGE

    KBW to close Hong Kong office after sale

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com KBW set to close down in Hong Kong after sale Securities firm Keefe Bruyette & Woods is in the process of closing its operations in Hong Kong and Tokyo ... bank focused on the financial services industry. The company is yet to settle the severance for its Asian employees, but is expected to close its Hong Kong and Tokyo offices by the end ...

  9. Politically sensitive deal is designed to succeed

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... but in Taiwan it does matter. Here are two illuminating cases. When Hong Kong-incorporated but mainland-owned Legend Group acquired IBM's personal computer division in 2004, IBM's Taiwan arm ... company in order to tap into a conversation on a mobile phone. But her response largely summed up the political sensitivity of the ground-breaking deal and, therefore, the hurdles it will face ...

  10. The politically correct plays merry hell with Christmas

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problem, anything is possible. Hong Kong people, on the other hand, have never been known for their concerns with political correctness. Imagine if you have to think twice before extending ... Kelvin Wong We should feel lucky living in Hong Kong. For all the concerns we have heard from our overseas friends that we might have lost some freedom since the handover, I am proud ...




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