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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Remarkable change in Philippine security says Hong Kong government

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Howard Winn

    ... it "aims to help people better understand the risk or threat to personal safety in travelling," we all know the decision had nothing to do with this, but was related to the Hong Kong ... Kong tourism to the Philippines fell for a while, but that was more likely due to the incident itself rather than the travel alert. After a couple of years the number of Hong Kong tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1495407/remarkable-change-philippine-security-says-hong-kong-government
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fishy business on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong has had a ban on trawling for fish since the end of 2012. It has made payments to fishermen to assist them during this ban, and many of the familiar green-hulled ... are unclear whether they are registered in Hong Kong or on the mainland, or both. Meanwhile, the Marine Department has done nothing to address the question of providing additional private moorings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1464217/fishy-business-rise-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong is being choked by its government bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Hong Kong. Small wonder it cannot organise itself to get a halfway decent harbour front, or why there is a shortage of moorings for boats while there are literally acres of space in typhoon ... in a bureaucratic quagmire. Hong Kong is choking on its own bureaucracy. This is a serious problem, but as everyone knows reforming the civil service is one of the hardest things to do. There are too many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1462722/hong-kong-being-choked-its-government-bureaucracy
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Can Hong Kong be the world's biggest mining finance market?

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:35am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Three years ago, Robert Friedland, executive chairman and founder of Ivanhoe Mines, told the Hong Kong Mines and Money conference: "Hong Kong will become the largest ... in it? Naturally the stock exchange would like this to be true. However, it now costs about three times more to list in Hong Kong than it does in Toronto or Sydney. Despite the higher price, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1458754/can-hong-kong-be-worlds-biggest-mining-finance-market
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Art Basel coming to Hong Kong in a cloud of cigar smoke

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:34am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Art Basel, the art fair jamboree par excellence, comes to Hong Kong in May. Last year's event was fun and attracted all those art sophisticates like Roman Abramovich, Kate ... related disease, it seems strange to say the least that Art Basel thinks it is okay to take tobacco money. Tobacco sponsorship is pretty much banned in Hong Kong. So it is something of a surprise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1452667/art-basel-coming-hong-kong-cloud-cigar-smoke
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    More pragmatism needed over Hong Kong's land policy

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:05am by Howard Winn

    ... to fall as well. Hong Kong wins accolades for being a free economy, but how is it that the Lands Department gets to decide what land prices should be? There is a simple message here. If you force ... cent discount on lease modification premiums because it wanted to encourage development. There is a need for more pragmatic thinking.   An unwilling winner Hong Kong frequently comes top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1451158/more-pragmatism-needed-over-hong-kongs-land-policy
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong crowd funding site looking for momentum

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We caught up with fund2.me again recently- one of a handful of crowd funding sites in Hong Kong. We initially wrote about it shortly before its launch at the beginning ... and Europe, but its growth in Hong Kong has been sluggish. Just over three months after fund2.me opened for business, co-founder Mathias Krosewitz says progress has been slower and harder than he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1447319/hong-kong-crowd-funding-site-looking-momentum
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's good for the civil service is good for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Howard Winn

    ... the main social, economic and policy challenges which require further study regarding changes to Hong Kong's population profile in the next 30 years. It will recommend strategies and practical measures for pursuing the objectives of Hong Kong's population policy, and advise on the priority of these measures." The appointments came shortly after the Census and Statistics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1422431/whats-good-civil-service-good-hong-kong
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong only has two good think tanks, global index shows

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:24am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong has about 30 think tanks. But how good are they? To get an idea, we turned to the latest report of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme at the University ... and recognise centres of excellence in all the major areas of public policy research in every region of the world. Only two Hong Kong think tanks are ranked in the survey. One is the Hong Kong Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1421685/hong-kong-only-has-two-good-think-tanks-global-index-shows
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Of course Hong Kong can handle mainland capital

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:40am by Howard Winn

    ... apparently labours under the impression that such will be the rapidity of change in the mainland over the next six years that, "economically, mainland China and Hong Kong will be one country, one system by 2020". But we overlooked the remarks of someone else on the panel, Lawrence Lau Juen-yee, chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong), who also believed Hong Kong needed to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1406429/course-hong-kong-can-handle-mainland-capital

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