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  1. Business - Companies - ELECTRONICS

    Mainland shoppers boost sales of Philips' lifestyle products in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland shoppers buy into 'lifestyle' electronics Royal Philips Electronics is seeing brisk business for its "consumer lifestyle" products in Hong Kong, thanks to high demand from the growing numbers of mainland tourists shopping in the city. Without providing sales figures, Philips Hong Kong chairman Wiebo Vaartjes said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1082653/mainland-shoppers-boost-sales-philips-lifestyle-products-hong
  2. An odd fixation on China

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring It is hard to believe that much good has come from the mission that US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has just led to Beijing. Sitting in Hong Kong, one may miss benefits ... a bogeyman and go for him. Spare us a trade version of a policy that upset America's friends more than its enemies. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575872/odd-fixation-china
  3. Idioms

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... By Philip Leetch Work my fingers to the bone This expression is usually used by someone complaining about another's wastefulness and ingratitude. I work my fingers to the bone to pay for you to have a piano and lessons, but you never practise or make any effort. It can also be used sympathetically: There are some very good parents in Hong Kong who work their fingers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554716/idioms
  4. Thwarting the Hong Kong spirit

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Barely a day goes by without further evidence, big and small, that Hong Kong's natural verve- that of individual talent and business entrepreneurship- is being ... is no panacea, but without a stronger and more representative Legislative Council, this drift towards bureaucratic authoritarianism will continue. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560222/thwarting-hong-kong-spirit
  5. A monster unleashed

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The government's consultation paper on a proposed goods and services tax (GST) is an appalling document. It is repetitive, intellectually dishonest and based on dubious ... it does nothing that could not be achieved by reverting to the 1995 profits and salaries tax levels, and implementing the simple energy tax and rates increases outlined here. Philip Bowring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557255/monster-unleashed
  6. Look beyond China plays and reit offerings

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Last week's big correction notwithstanding, Hong Kong's financial services sector has been enjoying quite a boom over the past 18 months. This isn't so much ... cash by selling less-desirable bits of their own portfolios. Caveat emptor. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550680/look-beyond-china-plays-and-reit-offerings
  7. Keeping vested interests happy

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The new board of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing illustrates what is most wrong about governance in the city. It also tells you that, for all his claims to be helping ... a cartel for their benefit. That's because cartels, and quangos, are the main business experience of the ruling elite. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546968/keeping-vested-interests-happy
  8. Plan for tomorrow

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring As financial secretary, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was responsible for narrowing the tax base and promoting the interests of property developers and upper-middle-income earners. ... result, it would be a better way of using taxpayers' money than giving away billions in mortgage tax breaks to the well-off. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537333/plan-tomorrow
  9. No laughing matter for East Asia

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Shakespeare's words might seem framed for a pre-capitalist, unglobalised world. Casting doubt on the merits of the mechanisms ... all seem to win from dollar-debt buying. In the long run, the borrowers will have the last laugh. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518782/no-laughing-matter-east-asia
  10. End the monopoly on betting

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The public relations machine of the Hong Kong Jockey Club has been planting in journalists' minds the threat to local horse racing posed by the decline in income from ... bureaucracies. It is time to look not just at betting taxes but at the whole gambling and charity establishment. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516825/end-monopoly-betting

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