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  1. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

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

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

    ... That backing from a big name which encourages ordinary investors to buy a public offering may be part of a rule-breaking 'side letter' deal Tycoons are supposed to be smart. Yet, over 80 per cent of their investment in public offerings in the past four years is way below the offering price. How could they be that dumb? Last week a good explanation arrived from the least ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    No action taken against tycoons

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Tycoons parking illegally with impunity on Wan Chai roads I work in Wan Chai near the Fook Lam Moon "tycoon's canteen" restaurant. The two, sometimes three, traffic wardens outside the restaurant do a good job to keep that 50-metre stretch of road clear, but they refuse to address the greater problem of the tycoon-movers who park illegally anywhere and everywhere ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 08, 2012

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... "reportedly fainted at the wheel". And in June, "there was a fatal crash in Tuen Mun in which the driver also fainted" while driving. The driver in last week's accident, aged 51, ... of the parents of children at local schools. Second, it is only right that the Hong Kong government provides an international education when it claims that Hong Kong is Asia's world city. Last ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sichuan tycoon Liu Han's fall underlines culture of political patronage

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:19am by DENG YUWEN, JONATHAN SULLIVAN

    ... Deng Yuwen and Jonathan Sullivan Deng Yuwen and Jonathan Sullivan say the case of disgraced Sichuan tycoon Liu Han and his suspected ties to Zhou Yongkang point to the unholy union of money and power in China Dirty hands Chinese society has been enthralled by the case of Sichuan businessman Liu Han, who was charged last week with various violent crimes, including murder. But, ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... it can't deal with any demonstration? John Adams- What's all the fuss? Central is already half occupied by the illegally parked cars of all the tycoons and tai tais doing shopping or yum cha. The tycoons for once are giving the democracy movement a helping hand! ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 21, 2012

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Keep tycoons away from sensitive areas The wetlands at Nam Sang Wai are a natural treasure, and their loss and the demise of the endangered species that rely on them are irreplaceable. For tycoon Adrian Fu Hau-chak to make it his "lifetime mission" to redevelop this area is a sad indication of how little some people value our environment ("Divisive wetland project ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Last thing China needs is more Russian border instability

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:31pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... Tim Collard Tim Collard says tacit support for Putin's Crimea move raises questions Last thing China needs is more instability on Russia's borders The current contretemps over Ukraine and Crimea has brought Chinese strategic foreign policy to an unforeseen crossroads. China has hitherto made an absolute principled commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dictionary listing of 'Hongkonger' is far from being last word on subject

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Not the last word by any definition The inclusion of new words in dictionaries invariably generates talking points. The sensation triggered by the social media buzzword "selfie" last year is an example. Even though the word was not yet officially accepted, it did not stop the Oxford English Dictionary from naming it word of the year. So when Hong Kong has ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shue Yan University co-founder's life of selfless devotion to students

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Educator devotedto her students The dramatic expansion of higher education over the last 40-odd years owes nearly everything to public investment. Hong Kong is not known for private universities or a culture of philanthropic and corporate support for centres of learning. The latter has changed for the better with a few large donations from tycoons. The city has only ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Big Lau's Macau land fiasco is the movie that never got made

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:22am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam For Chinese Estates tycoon Joseph Lau, the ultimate insult in the Macau corruption case is that he was 'cheated' out of a lucrative business deal Big Lau's Macau ... in the eyes of Lau, whose transformation from electric fan manufacturer to tycoon relied on his wits and guts. The Macau land fiasco is one such insult. To be treated or seen as a fool is probably ...




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