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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Trust me- I'm an expert, but even experts can get it wrong

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by Howard Winn

    ... with cut-backs in commodities, disenchantment with investment banking and the continuing off-shoring. Head-hunters in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney say that an increasing number of finance ... and Vietnam. "Their assignments include developing business strategies, compliance frameworks and trading platforms," Pan Zaixian, a general manager of Singapore search firm Kerry Consulting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1547030/trust-me-im-expert-even-experts-can-get-it-wrong
  2. Business - LAI SEE

    Entertaining insights into China's state capitalism

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

    ... This compares with India, Singapore and mainland China, where, respectively, 8 per cent, 5 per cent and 2 per cent of their CEOs are female. This is according to a study by a company called QLIK, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549968/entertaining-insights-chinas-state-capitalism
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong government can't be bothered to support start-ups

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:34am by Howard Winn

    ... promoting the start-up and technology sector. Musing with him recently, he was frustrated by what the Hong Kong government does for start-ups compared with those in Singapore, South Korea ... and low,'" Mok said. He said that while places like Singapore were able to make the necessary tax adjustments, the Hong Kong government "just wants to make things easier for itself, rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1520138/hong-kong-government-cant-be-bothered-support-start-ups
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

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

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

    ... in Hong Kong soon. However, the Singapore government is actively considering pro-crowdfunding legislation. Should it get enacted that might make the Hong Kong government sit up and take notice. It would encourage start-ups to move to Singapore, says Giancotti: "I love the entrepreneurial culture in Hong Kong and for a long time I've been saying it could become the start-up hub ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1513862/should-hong-kong-introduce-tax-breaks-start-investors
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong tops wealth concentration table

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

    ... 18 per cent, Israel 18 per cent, Philippines 16.5 per cent and Singapore 16.3 per cent. US billionaires accounted for 13.8 per cent of GDP, Britain's 6.2 per cent, China's 3.5 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1522242/hong-kong-tops-wealth-concentration-table
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... with the dirtiest air were Patna, Gwalior and Raipur, followed by Karachi. Singapore was ranked 755th with PM2.5 levels in 2011 of 17mg per cubic metre. London was ranked at 836 with 16 mg per cubic metre ... the US. Singapore was the most expensive place to buy a car, while Hong Kong the most expensive to rent an office. Deutsche revised their three indices, The Weekend Gateway Index, The Cheap Date ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510850/beijing-does-not-have-most-polluted-air-world
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Singapore Airlines and the strawberry ice cream

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com We've been sent an intriguing account of an exchange that occurred on a recent Singapore Airlines flight. Our informant was travelling economy class together with his wife on a packed flight to Singapore. After serving the main meal, a steward came around with a tray piled high with Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Our reader's wife was offered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1150481/singapore-airlines-and-strawberry-ice-cream
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Ivanhoe Pictures bets on Crazy Rich Asians

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:04am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Filming of Kevin Kwan's best selling debut novel Crazy Rich Asians is to start in Hong Kong later this year, before moving to Singapore, London and Paris. The book is an entertaining satirical exploration of the lives of the super-rich in Singapore, Hong Kong and the mainland. An instant success for Kwan, the producers of the film are hoping it will bring them similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1465143/ivanhoe-pictures-bets-crazy-rich-asians
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Legco advisers to tobacco groups should declare their interest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:37am by Howard Winn

    ... in medical care and which seriously impedes productivity. Tobacco kills one in two users. Cigarettes retail here at only 65 per cent of the prices in Singapore, 50 per cent in Ireland and Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1469897/legco-advisers-tobacco-groups-should-declare-their-interest
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'The government behaves as if it is ashamed'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... of contention for some time. A 2012 survey found that fees averaged 1.74 per cent, which was the highest among several markets including Singapore. Any suggestion that the fees be lowered provokes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1461963/government-behaves-if-it-ashamed

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