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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR saga highlights governance and accountability issues

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:16am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Events at the MTR are becoming increasingly curious. In May, shortly after we were told about the delay to the cross border express rail project, it was announced that MTR CEO Jay Walder would not renew his contract, but MTR chairman Raymond Chien Kuo-fung said the decision was made last year and was not related to Walder's handling of the express rail project ...

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    Mui Wo parking out of control

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... and management of harbourfront projects with a creative and innovative mindset under a flexible framework to realise the long-term objectives of an attractive vibrant, accessible and sustainable ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... by knocking back environmental impact assessments of favoured government projects. The last report to be rejected was in 2000 when the director of environmental protection, Robert Law, reviewed ... it can be concluded that operation of the project will not result in adverse residual air quality impacts." This conclusion is strikingly different from a report produced a few years ago ...

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    What's the point of yet another report on biodiesel?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:08am by Howard Winn

    ... purchase. Readers will recall that mainland-Chinese-owned Ralls recently won its lawsuit against President Barack Obama's decision to block its wind farm project in Oregon as a national ...

  5. Business - LAI SEE

    Entertaining insights into China's state capitalism

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Some years ago Tim Clissold wrote an entertaining tale entitled Mr China. The book describes a series of investment exploits he was involved in, to bring Western capitalist know-how to China, in the belief that this would bring China into the modern world. The book is a series of case studies of investment projects, which are often hilarious in their outcomes while ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    From Domani to The Continental

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:05am by Howard Winn

    ... in "confidential projects". Firms with "top secret" projects are classified as Grade 1. As a result it doesn't have to provide commercial information such as the identities of its major ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong tops wealth concentration table

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... markets, as they go on to enumerate 10 implications of plutonomy for investors. Piketty projects that the global private wealth to national income ratio will rise from 440 per cent in 2010 ... to complete essential projects such as stadiums, and has shelved much of the rest.   Summer reading JP Morgan has just released its 15th annual summer reading list. Every year the firm narrows its ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Maybe mainland visitors aren't so bad after all

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... to organise a protest march through Central against the project to let the government really know how residents feel about the incinerator. "Legco members need to be made aware of how much public ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... to be stuck with the incinerator proposal, is bureaucratic reluctance to rethink the project. Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? E-mail them to  howard.winn@scmp.com ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Should Hong Kong introduce tax breaks for start-up investors?

    Posted May 17th 2014, 01:59am by Howard Winn

    ... outside Hong Kong. Taxiwise was the first company Bigcolors has since invested in under its new format, but there are other projects in the pipeline. It is looking for investors to increase its ...




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