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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. Poison pens

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Anonymous letters, it seems, play a large role in Hong Kong. Whenever anyone suffers a grievance, real or imagined, the first thing he or she seems to do is to sit down ... making their first public offering. This is understandable, since many do not have the transparency of their Hong Kong counterparts. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has described anonymous ...

  4. Owner takes back reins at bank in N Korea funds row

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financial activities through Macau'. Those charges led to a final US Treasury ruling in March this year banning banks that do business in the US from having transactions with Banco Delta, ...

  5. The rights of their ayes

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be legal by courts in Bermuda, where Orient-Express is incorporated, after being challenged by certain institutional shareholders. Investors do not like super voting shares. There is no reason ... their interests are not fully aligned with common shareholders, this arrangement can lead to bad governance. One example can be seen in the use of 'poison pills', which are commonly deployed ...

  6. Business - Comment

    You can do yourself an injury throwing your weight around

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The Chinese boycott of the IMF-World Bank meeting in Tokyo in protest over the disputed Diaoyu islets was unjustified and childish You can do yourself an injury throwing your ... effectively using its global economic heft in an attempt to further its narrow territorial aims. It's an approach that will do more harm than good. This column has pointed out before how Chinese ...

  7. Business - Comment

    'Nuclear option' will do more damage to China than Japan

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Given the huge surplus China could gain from its trade with Japan, it would have more to lose from a tit-for-tat imposition of sanctions 'Nuclear option' will do more ... would do untold harm to perceptions of China's role as a reliable link in the global supply chain. It would severely damage China's already diminished competitiveness and accelerate ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Hong Kong needs to do more to counter pregnancy discrimination

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Much more needs to be done if we are to relieve the pressure placed upon women No one benefits from pregnancy discrimination Last month's appointment of Marissa Mayer as chief executive of Yahoo had the world buzzing, not least because ...

  9. Challenge C.Y., yes, but allow him to do his job

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... reforms and the maintenance of the status quo. It also demonstrates that Hong Kong people today have much higher expectations for what the government can do for them and how the senior officials ... The dramatic growth of the finance and service sectors of the local economy has prompted some to argue that Hong Kong can do very well by cutting all meaningful ties to the manufacturing industry. ...

  10. Lower interest rates may do little to boost China's growth

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rate cuts will do anything to spur bank lending. With external demand weak, the domestic economy burdened by overcapacity, especially in the manufacturing sector, and the potential ... interest rate cut, although at first it sounds like good news, may do little or nothing to boost China's economic growth rate. ...




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