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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of political leadership bad for business

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says ineffective, divisive politics is bad for business From East to West, leaders are failing to revitalise economies We are in the midst of a protracted ... sustainability is the issue." The deepening uncertainty reflects a lack of confidence in global political leadership. The simmering euro-zone crisis, coupled with anaemic growth in the US, has been ...

  2. Politics at play in DBC Radio's demise, and it's bad news for press freedom

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have still insisted on shutting it down. Is this decision purely business-driven or motivated by political reasons? Other media outlets seem totally unconcerned with DBC's predicament. ... and freedom of expression as well as the future of digital audio broadcasting in Hong Kong. Albert Cheng King-hon is a political commentator and founder of DBC Radio. taipan@albertcheng.hk ...

  3. 'Taipan' says radio row about politics

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Niall Fraser A major shareholder's decision to put the Digital Broadcasting Corporation at risk of liquidation by refusing to pump in extra cash is 'politically ... Tang Ying-yen his first interviewee. 'This is all politically motivated. This government seems to want to go all out to suppress the opposition and get those who refuse to toe ...

  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. A potent mix of business and politics

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... courses was on politics- 'Democracy and its critics',' says Kwong, who graduated this year and now works as a structured products trader for a leading investment bank. 'My ... money- makes the world go round. Taking a politics option back in Hong Kong, he faced one immediate challenge. 'The atmosphere in a politics class is very different from that in a business ...

  6. US debt limit is no political toy

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... highly dangerous both for the American economy and for the country's political reputation and standing in the world. It is a tragic measure of the purblind failure of leaders of both parties ... today. Canada had the political will, Rosenberg noted: 'Taxes were raised, spending was cut, government operations privatised, social contracts rewritten, and what at one point would have ...

  7. Office politics heat up

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Just when it seemed competition between serviced offices in Central had peaked to fractious levels and could intensify no further, along comes another new entrant keen for a slice of the action. Hong Kong's legion of stockbrokers and property dealers ...

  8. Changes in political system necessary in tackling wage gap and graft, says expert

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Restructuring the mainland's political system to put the government under the spotlight is the only solution to its widening income gap, according ... said 'grey income' - largely gained through corruption and other illegal activities because of an 'unsound' political and administrative system - was the main cause ...

  9. Fubon's mainland plan faces political hurdles

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

    ... overcome political hurdles in Taipei. Taiwan regulators have not been quick to grant approval to the deal, especially with presidential elections coming up. Taiwan's Financial Supervisory ... approval from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. A spokeswoman for Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) declined to comment. 'It's not easy [to get the approval] politically,' said William Wong ...

  10. Financier challenged for top political post

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... children, is a member of the Beijing and national committees of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. ...




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