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  1. Departure tax worries KCRC

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation says it would have trouble collecting the proposed land departure tax for the government. In a submission to the Legislative Council yesterday, the rail operator said it did not oppose the levy but it would be diffic ...

  2. Business group supports sales levy

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... A tax of 4 per cent is suggested, with essentials like food and rent excluded A leading business group has given strong support to the introduction of a sales tax in Hong Kong. The Business and Professionals Federation said the levy would provide the city ...

  3. Repair fund proposed for buildings

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... With poor housing sanitation a factor in the Sars outbreak, authorities want a compulsory maintenance scheme Housing officials plan to make it mandatory for every private building to have its own 'sinking fund' to be used for maintenance and rep ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are inevitable,' said he. 'Publicly excoriating JPMorgan serves no purpose except to reduce people's confidence in the financial system.' But Lai See's view is that recent experience suggests that Schwarzman's comments are wide of the mark, and the confidence people have in the financial system is misplaced. ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the academy, Giovanni Balarini, vice-president Benito Fiore, Italian consul general Alessandra Schiavo, Italian trade commissioner Paola Guida and Lai See, among others. As befits the occasion, ... sharp edge The decision by former Morgan Stanley chief executive John Mack to join private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has excited some comment. The Daily Telegraph diary writer reports ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... McDermott said: 'This type of behaviour undermines confidence in the financial services sector.' Lai See takes the view that the regulator rather understates the extent of HSBC's ... yesterday morning to hear a commentator on one of the financial programmes pronounce solemnly that the land Down Under was under threat of a downgrade. We thought things in Australia were bonzer: ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with encouraging companies to set up in Hong Kong, takes issue in today's letters page with our comments about the organisation's attitude towards foreign investment. InvestHK held a press ... investment last year. We commented at the time that it was 'absurd' for InvestHK to give the impression that this much money remained in Hong Kong, since there was no way it could absorb ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... crisis. The thought that HSBC might relocate to Hong Kong to avoid the financial cost of these reforms has been stirred somewhat by comments by Schroders chairman Michael Miles speaking ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Humanities in London, and Dr Stefan Klein, best-selling German author of The Science of Happiness and an influential science writer. Ping Lu, a prominent Taiwanese diplomat, novelist and commentator ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Murray's mauling by the press for his comments on women in business continues without let-up in Britain. Just about every man (and woman) and his dog has had a go at him. The press has had a field day with government ministers wading into the controversy and condemning the man for his views, while there has been comment that his remarks have 'clouded' Glencore's upcoming ...




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