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  1. Out and about

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackson, a former chief manager of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Jackson plays an important footnote in literary history, as he was the person that impelled world-renowned author ... and became, in the tart words of one of Plum's many biographers, a 'stereotypical colonial blimp'. Due to family connections, P.G. Wodehouse joined the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking ...

  2. Interest groups speak their minds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and national education curriculum in schools More maternity beds for mainland mothers Fewer maternity beds for mainlanders, but more to Hongkongers More public columbariums Skimpily dressed women are not asking to be raped No more genetically modified papayas No more subdivided flats Small-class education No more MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) More smoking areas, lower tobacco tax No more killing ...

  3. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or the government. A blatant case of pure profiteering has just played out before our eyes. But neither side wants to take blame. They're hoping the people will forget. Well, Public Eye won't forget. The facts of the case are too nauseating to forget. First, CLP Power and Hongkong Electric said steep prices rises were crucial for survival. But the people saw through the profiteering. ...

  4. Amex's mystery mall-dweller shops till she drops for a rock

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Affairs and Chungking Express, as one of the guests of honour. In case you don't see the connection, Mr Wong was once labelled as the 'Tony Leung of the banking industry' ...

  5. City banks find plenty of takers for yuan accounts

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Tourists, businessmen and overseas Chinese nationals were among the first non-residents to open yuan deposit accounts with Hong Kong banks this week. Starting from Wednesday, in the latest move to support the city's bid t ...

  6. Utilities off the hook in tariff row

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... opposed to the move said it would hurt investor confidence and interfere with CLP Power and Hongkong Electric's business operations by pressing them to surrender sensitive information ... it reduced that to 7.4 per cent and later to 4.7 per cent. Hongkong Electric also cut its original proposed increase, from 8 to 6.3 per cent. The row was further escalated after Chief Executive ...

  7. Increasing optimism for local, global economies sees rebound in confidence

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Investor confidence has rebounded since December, according to JP Morgan Asset Management's quarterly survey on investor sentiment. The JP Morgan Investor Confidence Index, designed to demonstrate local investor sentiment t ...

  8. Domestic worker test case is a chance to take a fresh look at employment rules

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The issue of permanent resident status has been contested by a group of foreign nationals who came to Hong Kong more than seven years ago under contract terms as domestic workers. This is, in effect, a test case, and could eventually lead to the dissolution of the existing foreign domestic helper contractual arrangement. Here is an opportunity for a total review of the terms under ...

  9. Yuan trading experts in demand

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... HSBC staff with knowledge of yuan trading could escape the bank's massive lay-off plan as the lender moves to make London a hub for the currency. The bank, the largest lender in Europe, yesterday announced it was appointing Paul Gooding, who has head ...

  10. A rainbow for grey dreams

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and fully-funded by the Hongkong Bank Foundation, the wide-ranging programme - with its multiple aspirations - may be the group's most ambitious to date. 'We were trying to devise a way to better ...




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