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  1. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Silence over China Resources Power scandal shows directors in bad light

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:04am by Shirley Yam

    ... exclude the cost of fuel, something the management has little control over. The increase translates to 19 times growth in 11 years, averaging 175 per cent growth a year! Inflation alone cannot ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Wen's gone, Wu's not. So what matters more than integrity?

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 01:23am by Shirley Yam

    ... allegedly "inflated" numbers. Less than two weeks before Wen stepped down, Agricultural Bank announced that its independent director Anthony Wu Ting-yuk- a former auditor- had been found ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MONEY MATTERS

    Cinda's sweetener fails to hide toxins of sugar-coated poison

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Shirley Yam

    ... management and pricing in China, where professional liquidators do not exist, is never transparent. It can be the result of bad-loan managers trading assets among themselves at artificially inflated ...

  4. Business - Economy - MONEY MATTERS

    Li Keqiang speech leak reflects sensitivity of growth slowdown

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... on July 16. According to the transcript, Li said he was committed to delivering the 7.5 per cent growth target this year while keeping inflation below 3.5 per cent. He said growth was trending ... the "ceiling" (of low inflation) and the "floor" (of job-securing GDP growth). If the stock market is a relevant indicator of confidence, the public has found this all too vague to provide any ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Sluggishness and high prices not only reasons for SOE losses

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... employee grew more than 9 per cent. The management explained that away by blaming inflation, fleet growth and a performance-linked pay scheme. Let's examine it one by one. First, the inflation. Per capita staff costs grew 7.22 per cent annually over the past 13 years. The highest inflation rate during those years was 5.4 per cent in 2011. Either the management is poor in cost ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Creative managers get cooking when fanciful targets served up

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... There is a weak market. There are stringent price controls. There is the low inflation policy. Price hikes drive up inflation." The creative one says: "Get the buyers to accept a high price ... buying land or some asset from a local authority at an inflated price in return for a subsidy? The subsidy will boost the bottom line while the land cost will be capitalised and not hit the cost. ...

  7. Business - Money - MONEY MATTERS

    Ping An's compensation of Wanfu IPO investors a test case

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... An Securities, offered them 300 million yuan (HK$380 million) after Wanfu admitted inflating its pre-IPO profit by 90 per cent. It's an important case that reflects the subtle changes going ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Fat chance of staff cuts after PetroChina headcount doubles

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... without much impact on profit and therefore shareholder complaint. This is despite the fact that all the increases were way above inflation. Even the drop in net profit margin from 22 per cent ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    How tycoons' IPO 'losses' may hide profits at herd's expense

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... HK$2 billion. That is way below the official number. It did not matter to George, because the valuation of his company has been inflated anyway. The all-star list did not help much in its ...



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