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  1. Questions raised over OOIL's share repurchase

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok, Russell Barling

    ... in the United States and India, where politicians are suspicious of his ties to Beijing? Or did Mr Li wish to disassociate himself from Mr Tung, whose political future is looking rockier than ever before? However, OOIL and Hutchison Whampoa both denied any political motive for the purchase. Senior management sources close to the transaction insisted it was purely commercial. Referring to Mr ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Advisors, managing the Lim Asia Alternative Real Estate Fund after spending 15 years with the United States brokerage. The Kiwi, a Hong Kong resident since 1980, has been a frequent commentator ... car dealer stated there was no disagreement between Forefront and Zhou, adding: 'There are no matters which need to be brought to shareholders' attention regarding Mr Zhou's ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... with'.' The chairman's book will be launched in the United States, Britain, Hong Kong and the mainland on Thursday. ... Ben Kwok State firms ready to take on world-class teams, says coach Li Rongrong's a good sport. How do we know? The chairman of the State Asset Supervision and Administration ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... out of excuses. Clear, sparkling tap water Studies in Europe and the United States have shown that more often than not the quality of bottled water is no better than what comes out ... Jenny Fung. 'I think that shows how caring our Hong Kong really is.' Rita Fan joins new politics For the first time in its 124-year history, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has welcomed ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok It's not just the hoi polloi feeling the impact of recession The majority of us eat more often at Cafe de Coral than Gaddi's and use more minibuses than cabs these days, but how has the recession hit the super-rich? Thanks to the 13th W ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok High-flying run gives Li Ning stock a boost Li Ning's high-wire lap of honour round the upper rim of the Bird's Nest before lighting the Olympic cauldron on Friday night was still creating a buzz yesterday, not least for it being hailed ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Ben Kwok Obama remark breeds fear and loathing for Las Vegas United States President Barack Obama earned a lot of plaudits for his stinging criticism of the behaviour of his country's ... shot at the administration. 'I don't mean to go on... but the political leadership from Washington was completely lacking in the first US$350 billion or US$400 billion they spent last ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Sep 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... particularly gruelling. It wasn't uncommon for her to run through eight presentations a day over a five-day stretch while visiting investors in the United States and Britain. Burning the candle ... Fan Cheuk-wan, a reporting colleague of ours on the SCMP political desk back in the early 90s. Next month she moves on to the newly created position of regional strategist at Credit Suisse ...

  9. PCCW ready to privatise iLink unit

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... The telecoms heavyweight wants to reabsorb, at a deep discount, the firm it listed 29 months ago PCCW is poised to make private the Internet data centre unit it listed 29 months ago ... are gradually coming down. In the first half, it incurred a $21.78 million loss, down 54.24 per cent year on year. ILink, which operates state-of-the-art centres in major Chinese cities, has been ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... After spending 32 years with the company, including nine as head of its China operations, he returned to the United States for a few months but jetted back to Shanghai in August, saying that he ... In true SCMP fashion, our correspondent politely declined both. plain planes For those of you who, like Lai See, can't resist the urge to straighten out stray paperclips and then wonder why ...




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