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  1. What oversight?

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... their political paths. This kind of attitude could seriously damage the credibility and authority of the government. The EOC scandal might have exposed some fundamental governance problems ... little about public duty and have dismal political sense. But those who do not want to become government rubber stamps should have supported the no-confidence motion. The principle of having ...

  2. Regulator endorses drink-drive insurance

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's top insurance regulator yesterday backed a Shanghai insurer's policy to cover drivers under the influence of alcohol. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said the Shanghai Tianan Insurance policy was in line with its plan to ...

  3. PCCW case points to need for a review

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it stands requires a privatisation deal to be endorsed by separate majorities of minority shareholders in both value and number. The rationale behind this is admirable, as it aims to ensure ...

  4. In Europe, a tussle plays out between market certainty and political reality

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which would also destroy the value of their investments. Companies can go bankrupt, but countries do not disappear. The political reality is that the state cannot afford to satisfy its ...

  5. Financial solutions point to political confrontations

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... Michael Pettis Europe is facing not just the risk of financial instability, but also that of rising political instability. Financial crises create tensions within economic classes that quickly become political tensions. As far back as 1922 John Maynard Keynes made the point that the choice between inflating debt away and deflating wages came down to the agonising outcome ...

  6. Keeping an open mind on a narrow tax base

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and reduce volatility, the government's preferred solution is to introduce a GST, a measure endorsed by the International Monetary Fund in a recent report. The report also warned that Hong Kong ...

  7. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... is a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, said there was no political issue involved in the decision to close the doors of the HKMEx for trading. "This is a private commercial ...

  8. HSBC cuts loan rate, others follow; political pressure cited

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 'political pressure'. Banks had been reluctant to cut the prime rates despite the economic slowdown, in part because of narrowing interest margins during the financial crisis. A lower prime ...

  9. Ten years on only politics can threaten the HK$ peg

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... day- it will be for political reasons rather than because of speculative assault. For the time being it is hard to imagine the government voluntarily abandoning Hong Kong's peg to the US ...

  10. Roadmap for future of listing regulation more like roadkill

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... included. It endorsed a report by an expert group which proposed the shifting of the listing function to a sole regulator. Yesterday's conclusions seem to exist in blissful ignorance ... will be put in subsidiary legislation, a faster option than primary laws, which have a tendency to get bogged down in the Legislative Council and could even fall foul of political lobbying by vested ...




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