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  1. Growl and groan with wonder drug

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... estimated to be worth US$6 billion a year globally, according to US investment bank Lehman Brothers. Hong Kong people have been bombarded with adverts, tissue handouts and special promotions from ...

  2. Ugly side of The Link Reit

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... activism is very much the trend among hedge funds around the globe. According to a new study by Morgan Joseph, a New York-based investment bank, companies used to think they could safely ignore ... director, who will no doubt demand greater returns, faster. That appointment was preceded by months of skirmishes between the board and British-based The Children's Investment Fund Management ...

  3. Don't shoot the financial-mess engineer

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... brought many of the great names in US banking, insurance and investment banking to their knees. Dr Li, who was trained at several Canadian universities, published the formula in an academic ... [Celsius]. And with a relative humidity of 70 per cent, do you feel perfectly comfortable?' In other words, in extreme conditions, the formula can still predict an investment to be in good ...

  4. Forgotten luminaries in these dark times

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to them, the world has seen a giant shadow banking system, with opaque and complex investment vehicles, dark money and stock pools operating completely outside open, transparent and regulated ... Alex Lo It is when you are in deep trouble that you find out who your real friends are. Similarly, it's when your investment has tanked and the world economy is collapsing that you ...

  5. The rocket science that crashed our banks

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the praises of China's comparatively 'primitive' state of banking. And while the World Bank and International Monetary Fund issue dire forecasts for the world economy, investment gurus ... decade carried 'Made-in-China' labels; why virtually all investable asset classes became highly correlated; and how the flap of the butterfly wings of arcane mathematical finance could ...

  6. Tycoon holier than thou

    Posted Feb 04th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... self-confidence and intuition are the key. He then tells how his supreme self-confidence as a young entrepreneur overcame a financial crisis and inspired China Resources bosses to invest in his company when all the banks were calling in loans. Ever heard of the pride of Lucifer? ...

  7. Protect investors, let them say they read the fine print

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A friend wanted a head-start to buy into the first real estate investment fund run by the Housing Authority, so she called the Hang Seng Bank to get details about the Link ... I sign a declaration to the effect that I have read it?' 'No need. You just have to tell me you have read it,' said the bank officer. How convenient! ...

  8. Investors jolted by brokerage glitch

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... investment summary statements for last month that said they were completely out of stocks. BEA, a wholly owned subsidiary of blue-chip Bank of East Asia, yesterday acknowledged the mistake ... of an investment portfolio, the incorrect statements, sent at the end of last month, were blank, with only a simple message: 'No stock on hand.' 'Due to an error that occurred during ...

  9. HSBC is not amused by toilet humour

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Paul Tsang

    ... Alex Lo and Paul Tsang Bank giant wants to flush away banknote rolls A group of young entrepreneurs saw their $80,000 investment in one of this year's hottest-selling items ... had buyers queuing for it since the market opened on Monday. The paper is printed with an $800 'note' on each sheet, featuring a dog in place of the bank's iconic lion to mark ...

  10. Rich boys tone down the language of greed

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... banks under US Treasury chief Tim Geithner is deliberately designed to overpay for them. The Financial Times has called it 'a scam designed to funnel large taxpayer subsidies to banks'; economist Jeffrey Sachs describes it as a 'thinly veiled attempt to transfer up to billions of [US taxpayer] dollars to the commercial banks' at inflated market rates. Why ...




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