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  1. The public versus privatisation

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Philip Leung

    ... the shares the company does not own and going private. 'A private firm would have more flexibility in terms of strategy,' says Dean Xu, an associate professor at the School of Business ... is saved when making executive decisions. 'As a management professor,' continues Dr Xu, 'I would love to see this scenario. He [Mr Li] has a strategic vision that the public ...

  2. Exco's Lau tells public to be fair

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Executive Councillor Lau Wong-fat yesterday called on the public to be fair to him and stop 'trampling' on his reputation. He was speaking after being accused ... he would explain whether he failed to make a declaration or whether the delay was an oversight once he returns to his office today and checks the details. 'I will give the public ...

  3. A dangerous- and pointless- speculation with public money

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If recent reports are to be believed- and they certainly carry the odour of truth- the Hong Kong Monetary Authority intends to start speculating with public money. ... is not a sovereign entity, let's call it our public wealth fund instead. In recent years the HKMA has come under criticism for the investment portfolio's lacklustre returns. In response, it appears ...

  4. Public share offerings surge to top US$29.6b

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Companies have raised almost US$30 billion in Hong Kong initial public offerings this year, far exceeding last year's level, and more are on the way, according to industry ... to go public by the end of the year. Most of the deals launched this year were leftover mandates from two years ago, said Kester Ng, the head of Asia equity capital market at JP Morgan. 'If ...

  5. Public support will determine HK's ambitions

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay It won't only be the athletes who will be under the microscope over the next 11 days; the East Asian Games will provide a litmus test for the enthusiasm and passion for sports in the community as Hong Kong hosts its first multi-sports ev ...

  6. High prices see more rich public households

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Housing Authority has seen 11,000 more 'rich public housing households' since it suspended the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) in 2003, an increase of 60 per cent over the past six years. A government housing adviser put the increase down to more better-off tenants being stuck in public rental flats since the scheme was suspended, because they could not afford ...

  7. Housing shortage to get better in few years, Henderson boss says

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... that by disclosing its land bank, the company could provide the public and the government with a clearer picture of the housing supply in future. He said the group generated HK$30 billion after it sold stock ...

  8. Schools offer food for thought

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some of their best-loved dishes at home. Many cooking schools offer the chance to learn, not only the skills needed to create local specialities, but also dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, the mainland, Japanese and Western specialities. In fact, one can learn to cook pretty much anything at one school or another. Some offer demonstration lessons to give students an overview ...

  9. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Shuanghui Intl's Smithfield purchase may raise US hackles

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... over the past decade, fueled in part by a series of embarrassing food safety scandals, from rat meat passed off as pork to thousands of pig carcasses floating on a river. Public anxiety over ...

  10. Judge dismisses public knowledge claim in Du case

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... by a former Morgan Stanley Asia executive into publicly known information. Under the law, a person would be considered to be engaging in insider dealing if he or she secured inside information not known to the public and used it to trade shares to earn a profit or avoid losses. Former Morgan Stanley Asia managing director Du Jun, who has pleaded not guilty to insider dealing charges, ...




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