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  1. Struggling to find an identity: a profession devoid of definition

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman There are no jokes about financial planners. This is in part a compliment, albeit a backhanded one. Jokes about virtually every other job title associated with managing people's money are legion- and not one of them is flattering. Yet ...

  2. Less censorship may go a long way

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and expression enjoyed in Hong Kong and Western democracies. But it would further the soft power and influence of the central government if censorship were exercised with more finesse and intelligence. Loosening its grip a bit may actually help improve Beijing's image and credibility at home and abroad. Generally, intelligent discussions are better than suppression. In any case, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Rise in reports of dirty money causes alarm

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Niall Fraser, Enoch Yiu

    ... and financial institutions attempt to restore public faith after a string of dirty-money scandals. Last year, the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit (JFIU)- a specialist police and customs ... bureau, criminal intelligence unit- and the JFIU itself. "In the past people [in the police] were tied in with pensions and quarters and the like, but now that simply isn't the case. ...

  4. Smart Money

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.co Best websites for M&A news: www.pulse.alacra.com Investing in merger and acquisition deals can be lucrative if you have the right information. This site provides business intelligence, using special filters to dig out rumours about potential deals. Its high-powered search engine digests commentary from some 3,000 analysts, journalists and bloggers ...

  5. Take fight to the money-launderers

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Central Intelligence Agency, for one, has alerted that our banks are a conduit for laundering, while the international economic crisis shone a light on the flaws in our regulatory system. ... Strengthening a mechanism that centres on the work of the 22-year-old Joint Financial Intelligence Unit, comprising police and customs and excise officers, also has considerable merit. ...

  6. HK takes second spot in globalisation index

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... survey by Ernst & Young and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Singapore was at the top of the survey. The first Globalisation Index, which runs from 1995 to 2013, rates economies according ... by the Economist Intelligence Unit, foreign direct investment to emerging markets for the first time edged past developed markets last year to reach US$475.5 billion, accounting for 52 per cent ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Research from Virginia Tech confirms what many of us have sussed out long ago: meetings lower the intelligence quotient (IQ) of the participants. 'You may joke about how committee meetings ... neuroimaging laboratory and psychiatry unit found that people with similar baseline IQ levels began to see falls in their intelligence scoring in tests that mimicked meetings. 'We started ...

  8. Resutls diary

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winfoong International, Wing Lung Bank AGM: Pico Far East Holdings, United Pacific Industries March 1 Quarter: B M Intelligence International Interim: Hopewell Holdings, Hopewell Highway ...

  9. Card issuers take longer-term view

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to a study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit for First Data International. The survey polled 152 banking executives, retailers and payment services executives in March ... of respondents expressed belief that the prospects are promising. Charles Goddard, the editorial director at Economist Intelligence Unit, attributed the short-term concern to fierce competition ...

  10. Business - Comment

    Gerard McCoy denies move to be Hong Kong's next DPP

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... on the finance industry- think again. An Economist Intelligence Unit survey of C-level executives shows that meeting short-term performance targets remains the main priority for an overwhelming majority ...




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