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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Charles Li makes a big call on one country, one system

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:30am by Howard Winn

    ... and interest rates. "Economically, mainland China and Hong Kong will be one country one system by 2020," he pronounced. Whoa- that's a very big call. What have you been smoking Charles? ... the Environmental Bureau, which will possibly include legislative councillors according to a briefing paper for the Legco panel on environmental affairs, is to learn about the development and operation ...

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    So who's responsible for the MTR debacle?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Good to see the Hong Kong government's attitude towards the Principal Officials Accountability System remains unchanged. That is, no matter how embarrassing a blunder, make sure nothing sticks to you. The latest debacle surrounds the MTR and the news that the HK$67 billion high speed rail project will now take an additional not so high-speed two years ...

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    Too much focus on fishing boats as pleasure craft are neglected

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... are licensed here and in the mainland, but they prefer to be based in Hong Kong, which is an easier place to operate from. But while the Marine Department accommodates the presence of ever more fishing ...

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    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... avoids is that in the US, investors can use the class action system to obtain legal redress. This is not available in Hong Kong where the cost of legal action is usually not worth it. ... The problem lies in the banking system, according to the report. Before the financial crisis, China had never represented more than 10 per cent of total external claims. Post-crisis, there has been ...

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    Fishy business on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... HSBC has since rectified the problem by issuing another card linked to the Plus payment system. The reason we bring this up again is that we felt, in view of the somewhat negative publicity ...

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    Hong Kong is being choked by its government bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Michael Lewis has a new book out. Flash Boys is about high frequency traders and how they make their money. Investment in rapid transmission systems enables them to see retail orders coming ...

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    Digesting the price

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:50am by Howard Winn

    ... a licence for nine months. However, its operating conditions regarding people outside the bar are much tighter than those of a neighbouring bar. So the craziness that we have documented continues. Hong Kong needs a better system for managing its liquor licences.   High costs mean Lamma housing plan doesn't add up An early spanner has been thrown into government plans to provide ...

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    Mines & money, sex, babies and commodities

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Howard Winn

    ... "congestion" as a ploy to justify further road-building- "build and they will come" model. Our view was a better rail system and some form of congestion tax were needed. Further views ...

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    China's 'airpocalypse' good news for commodities

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:05am by Howard Winn

    ... suck zinc tablets, and it is also good for boosting children's immune systems. Copper, Friedland tells us, is one of the world's best bug fighters. A huge problem for hospitals ...

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    Andrew Riddick's experience with the SFC- a salutary tale

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:29am by Howard Winn

    ... system so those that bring their vehicles into the urban centres pay. This will have a dramatic effect on congestion. At the same time the MTR needs to be extended. Does this make us ...




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