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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How Hong Kong's propertied class found favour with the government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by Alex Lo

    ... pan-democrat and the property tycoons' man in Legco have both come down hard on the government for selling land to private developers or converting it to other uses. It was originally earmarked ... That's partly why the last decade was such a gravy train for the big property boys. We are now living with the dire consequences. The two reports should be read with an earlier one by the Legco ...

  2. News - China - COURTS

    Top officials join start of trial of 'mafia' tycoon Liu Han

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:07pm by Keith Zhai

    ... anticipated trial of Sichuan mining tycoon Liu Han for alleged mafia-style crimes. It is the first public trial of a person connected to the wider corruption investigation of Zhou Yongkang, ... of other private business owners arrested in Zhou's powerbase of Sichuan, has had a profound impact on the area's entrepreneurs. Liu Yonghao, another Sichuan tycoon who chairs New Hope ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - Wimbledon

    'Big four' all in last 16 business for first time since 2011

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... and Andy Murray all reached the last 16. The undisputed superpowers last all made it to the business end of the tournament in 2011 and the chances are that they will extend their domination of the season's third grand slam event. Lleyton Hewitt was the last man outside of the quartet to lift the trophy, back in 2002. Since then, Federer has won seven and Nadal two, with Djokovic and Murray ...

  4. News - China - CHARITY

    Philanthropist Chen in threat to sue New York charity over 'fake' UN certificates bearing honours

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Andrea Chen

    ... and "global peace and goodwill ambassador" by New-York-based China Foundation for Global Partnership (CFGP) at his charity luncheon for homeless New Yorkers last month. "In support ... after donating US$30,000. Watch: Tycoon Chen Guangbiao explains his business cards, and more Chen later claimed he might have been deceived by the CFGP, and planned to sue it. Yesterday Chen ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Property tycoon Zeng Wei likely to plead guilty to one charge, lawyer says

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:08pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Property tycoon, who was on the run for nearly 3 years, accused of money laundering, bribery Zeng likely to plead guilty to criminal charge Property tycoon Zeng Wei, who fled a money-laundering and bribery trial in Hong Kong almost three years ago, has indicated he will plead guilty to one of the charges against him after being extradited from ...

  6. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Why Hong Kong is losing its entrepreneurial spirit

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:23am by Stephen Vines

    ... there is growing scepticism about the activities and power of the big corporate tycoons, and there is a growing backlash against both the very concept of capitalism and its most prominent exponents, ... for the kind of socialist system that so many people came to Hong Kong to escape from. Even those already established in the business world but outside the tycoon class can expect little from supposed ...

  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov shifts focus to Chinese tech firms

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:25am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow Russian tycoon shifts focus to Chinese tech firms Russia's richest man, Alisher Usmanov, has sold shares in Apple and Facebook and bought into Chinese technology ... of Usmanov's asset management company USM Advisors, said last week. Most of the investment was in "Alibaba, JD.com and some other companies with great potential", he said. Usmanov has a net ...

  8. Business - China Business - MINING

    China Resources ignores calls from activist over mine 'irregularities'

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by Eric Ng

    ... and related processing and logistics assets in 2010, bought from Shanxi tycoon Zhang Xinmin. Li said former CRP and China Resources chairman Song Lin had ordered that the assets be bought at a premium ... controlled by another Shanxi tycoon, Xing Libin, also overpaid for coal mines by 2 billion yuan. He said his claims were based on information supplied by whistle-blowers at CRP. Li's latest ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Argentina's Lionel Messi 'from Jupiter' says Nigeria coach as both sides reach last 16

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 02:19am

    ... Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. “Messi is one heck of a player, he’s blessed,” Keshi acknowledged after seeing his side lose but still qualify for the last 16 as runners-up in Group F. “There are other calibre ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Mr Morgan's Last Love

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Fair to maudlin MR MORGAN’S LAST LOVE Starring: Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy Director: Sandra Nettelbeck Category: IIA (English and French) Rating: 2.5/5   This film ... is the relationship between the ageing Morgan and the youthful Pauline, and Mr Morgan's Last Love falters because the motive for their affair is never clarified. The film is so conservative, and so eager ...




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