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  1. 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 ...

  2. Reality check in the classroom

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As major tremors continue to shake the world's financial markets at alarmingly regular intervals, Professor Vidhan Goyal has no shortage of up-to-the-minute case studies to discuss with his MBA students at HKUST Business School. 'One thing we ta ...

  3. Calls for government to cut wealth gap ignore reality

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Most Hongkongers see the city's wealth gap as a serious problem and believe the government is doing little to tackle it, according to a Chinese University survey. SCMP, December 2 But how can government tack ...

  4. Reality check as mainland stocks plunge

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Nick Westra The mainland's key stock index posted its biggest single-day decline in 14 months yesterday, a rude reminder to investors of the inevitability of the boom-to-bust cycle. The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 162. ...

  5. Reality bites

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Top-tier lenders are far less inclined to pay employees the 'ridiculous money' of recent years Bankers understand the consequences of economic cycles, so when talk surfaced in mid-2007 of subprime shocks and credit crunches, they wil ...

  6. Regulator needs to learn realities of the market

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The next task [for the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)] is to fully support the stable operation of the market [...] reasonably balance supply and demand, pace fund-raising activities in an orderly way, including ...

  7. Inflation a reality, but we can cushion impact

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the value of the US dollar continues to fall, so do Hong Kong's hopes of avoiding a period of inflation. For the local economy, which only recently recovered from prolonged deflation, the prospect of rising prices is not necessarily good. While ou ...

  8. Economic realities

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh How should Hong Kong 'facilitate the development of the capitalist economy'? The government's green paper on constitutional development says this is one of the basic principles that must be implemented in the process of attain ...

  9. The sooner we face fiscal realities, the better

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some time to consider how to adjust to the changing economic landscape. But the sooner we come to grips with the new realities, the better off we will be. The real estate booms of previous ...

  10. Reality check in real estate panorama

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... The days of easy money are over. Asset advice from wealth managers is helping high net worth clients make the right choices and work with cross-border markets, writes Louis Beckerling PROPERTY HAS BEEN restored to a prominent role in the investment portfo ...




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