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  1. More of the poison may provide cure

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the first two weeks of this month, an official newspaper reported on Wednesday. Economists say that this time more monetary easing policies might not be enough to do the trick, as sluggish ...

  2. Proposal for GST denounced as a 'sugar-coated poison'

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, described the tax as 'sugar-coated poison'. It would worsen the gap separating the wealthy from the poor and destroy Hong Kong's ... building yesterday and delivered protest letters to Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. 'I do not think this is the right time to have a GST and I do not think the government needs ...

  3. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with Michael Chugani mickchug@gmail.com A banker who shows he cares- for himself How much do you trust bankers? Before you answer that, remember their greed caused near global financial ... government for doing nothing about our filthy air. The independent watchdog known as the Ombudsman says it will investigate why our bureaucrats have been sitting on their butts for so long. But why ...

  4. Don't do what UFO believers do (and I did)

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... are sinking deeper into financial disaster. And the guy who tells you how well he is doing today won't tell you that he took out another mortgage on his apartment last week. Day traders are like ... Sentiment is a lot more difficult to read than balance sheets, but you have to pay attention to it. And the way to do that, unfortunately, is to keep an eye on the media. If enough people on TV ...

  5. New stimulus effort could do China more harm than good

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Following a string of dismal data releases for April, Premier Wen Jiabao on Sunday proclaimed that 'more priority should be given to maintaining stable economic growth'. Not before time, believe many investors, who now hope that Beij ...

  6. Wise heads reap benefits of doing their research

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Retail investors often rush to buy stocks or invest in financial instruments without proper research. Strategists say it is imperative that retail investors know about the products or stocks they are buying. Research by a regional bank proves this point. ...

  7. SMEs welcome help but could do with more

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com There were surprises and disappointments in the budget for entrepreneur Ting Wing-fai. He thinks the financial secretary should have offered more support to small and medium-sized enterprises to face the challenging econ ...

  8. The business of doing good

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... entails- what to watch and how to trade. 'Students have a hands-on opportunity to write their own programmes, test the algorithms, and do high-frequency trading,' Fan says, adding that some students are even allowed to trade stocks and options. The popular elective in quantitative marketing has the same sense of doing real business. Guided by a professor with more than 10 ...

  9. Regulators' soothing words can't always do the trick

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... keeping a close guard on hard figures to support his case. You may argue, of course, that there is a reason for doing things this way. Keep the public in ignorance of specific difficulties facing ... financial statistics are now very comprehensive. Reliable too. The Hong Kong experience is nonetheless something that Liu would do well to bear in mind. There can come a time when soothing remarks ...

  10. iBond budget sweeteners do little to fortify working people

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be too few of them on offer. The HOS makes for a great gesture that the government is doing something about housing when it is actually doing very little. The best solution to both low returns on savings and high housing prices would be to get interest rates back up again. That would benefit everyone, not just a lucky few. But we can't do it. We deprived ourselves of that option when ...




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