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  1. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Why Hong Kong is losing its entrepreneurial spirit

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:23am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The spirit of enterprise that helped define Hong Kong is being eroded by cronyism and, more recently, political correctness as the barriers rise Consumed by greed Hong Kong has no official religion, but for many decades, a fervent belief in capitalism served in its place. That belief is now in question, and this has considerable implications for doing business ...

  2. Business - Money - FUNDING

    Islamic finance still a pipe dream for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... their stance towards religion in general. Some of the unrest recently has come from Islamic quarters and politically it's not something that [the Chinese government] want to see their state-owned ...

  3. Business - Economy

    State sector is China's secret sauce

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:26am by JOE ZHANG

    ... in the free-market religion and- dare I say it- democracy? I must confess I can never echo the praise Gurcharan Das has lavished on India's "weak state, but strong society". To me, his latest ...

  4. Business - Economy

    World misery index puts Venezuela at the top but it is actually worse

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:42am by STEVE HANKE

    ... is over"- were also very good ones. The misery index pours cold water on the current critique of free markets and fiscal austerity- a critique that has taken on the characteristics of a religion ...

  5. Business - Money - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's mega churches offer salvation at a price

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... religions and disaffection against the government. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said in June that the City Harvest case involved charges against the individuals, not the church, adding ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - PHILANTHROPY

    BNP Paribas launches charity service for rich clients

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to give back to society, while European respondents said they were motivated by altruistic thoughts. Elsewhere, religion and personal experience were more important. ...

  7. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Letting the air out of the bubbles

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:28am by JOE ZHANG

    ... In hindsight, the US crisis in 2008 was triggered by the "free market religion" long adhered to by the US government and the Federal Reserve. If those institutions had poured enough money ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why are London barristers calling Hong Kong Treasure Island?

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... AECOM; and Elvis Au, assistant director of Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department.   Religion is good for you "No to Religion." "Religion is slavery." ... attracted huge ratings. Some two-thirds of people in Hong Kong profess to have no faith. All manner of unpleasant things have been done in the name of religion in the past, including waging war. ...

  9. Business - Comment - IN BUSINESS STEPHEN VINES

    The marketing miracle of Christmas in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 02:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Kong Every now and again some bright spark informs us that religion has a bigger part to play in the Christmas festival than commerce. There may well be sound historic reasons for this claim ... their prophets. And, of course, there is little controversy over his religion at the time of birth because he could have been nothing other than Jewish. So, that's dealt with the theological ...

  10. Business - Companies - GOVERNANCE

    Fund managers and brokers prefer to invest in firms with women on their boards, surveys say

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... seem more socially equitable to have gender diversity, but then so does having diversity in nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. However, capital allocation is driven ...




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