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  1. Property surge won't last, tycoon warns

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Chloe Lai HK must focus on economic fundamentals to stay competitive, says Vincent Lo A tycoon has warned that the 'feel-good factor' caused by Hong Kong's surge in property prices will not last long as the fundamentals of the city's economy have not improved. Vincent Lo Hong-sui also said Hong Kong would lose its competitive edge with cities ...

  2. The tycoons' confidant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the power that Hong Kong tycoons have is now on the wane, and that the watershed was the last chief executive election. 'Henry Tang [Ying-yen] was their hope for continuity,' he said. ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The dictionary definition of the word 'tycoon', which reads 'a person who is successful in business and so has become rich ...

  3. History repeated in debate on HK reform

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Tuesday said senior mainland officials had stressed that patriots should form the main group of people ruling Hong Kong. Last Friday tycoon Tsang Hin-chi, a member of the National People's ... of the Basic Law between 1985 and 1990 as well as the Sino-British talks on arrangements for the 1994-95 elections in Hong Kong in 1993. Tycoon Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung told a forum on Friday ...

  4. National education 'vital to fill gaps', paper says

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leadership in Beijing. Its sister paper, the Global Times, sparked anger last week when its Chinese-language edition accused critics of national education of being 'brainwashed by the West'. Yesterday's commentary argued that the fact Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, designed national education materials for his grandchildren indicated he agreed ...

  5. HK tycoons named in latest Macau bribes case

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Macau's top court has named two Hong Kong business tycoons for the first time in a high-profile corruption case involving jailed former ... Ao's interference in the process, according to the indictment. Entertainment tycoon Lo, who is chairman of BMA Investment and convenor of Hong Kong football team South China, denied having ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    More land bought by Chinese Estates to be voided in Macau graft probe

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung and Yvonne Liu Eight additional plots bought by HK tycoons Joseph Lau and Steven Lo come under scrutiny Sale of more Macau land to be voided in graft probe The sale of eight ... tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing, were declared invalid. Ao was jailed for 29 years for corruption and money laundering, following action by the Commission Against Corruption, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    A liveable city needs cultural riches, not just wealth

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Benny Chia

    ... Benny Chia Our city might meaningfully join the list of liveable cities if we begin to prioritise people over materialism HK can truly become a top city when its culture matures Last ... lifestyles. But we are stymied for answers when it comes to profound philosophical questions, such as how cultured we consider ourselves to be. In a place where being a property tycoon makes you ...

  8. Monuments to ego can create a lasting legacy

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... or Suzhou. We invest very little aesthetic care in our churches (speaking as a Catholic, I make no comment on other religious buildings). The chief executive last year announced the creation ... of the latter, all the while reinforcing the public perception of the nexus between government and big business. I think there are better ways for tycoons to demonstrate their civic pride. Our tycoons ...

  9. La Scala developer vows to fight Macau land grab

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong developer Chinese Estates said last night it planned to take legal action to 'strongly' fight Macau government moves to nullify land ... a company previously owned by Steven Lo Kit-sing and now owned by Lau's Chinese Estates. Macau's Court of Final Appeal heard that Ao received HK$20 million from the two tycoons in 2005. ...

  10. Reminder of Macau's violent past

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lower profile than in the 1990s. Au said the market was now big enough that normally there was no need to fight because profits had risen. Since Las Vegas gaming tycoons, including Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, have poured billions into Macau over the past decade, its gaming revenue has soared, reaching almost US$34 billion last year, more than five times that of the Las Vegas ...




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