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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    CLSA's Mike Mayo goes full circle on Citi view

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:11am by Howard Winn

    ... for two hours. This is a great working relationship." How times have changed.   A force for good We've received a statement from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calling ... seriously. This reminds us of Lloyd Blankfein, who some years ago famously said that Goldman Sachs was doing "God's work". Not many people took him seriously.   Bravo! Readers ...

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    EPD needs a Plan B for waste management

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... the bureaucracy works and thinks. You get the impression that it does not have the will to go through the interminable meetings and reports again to come up with a better plan that may find more ... per cent of the municipal solid waste that goes to landfill. The department airily says: "It would have an adverse impact on the sewers and sewage treatment works. Large-scale practical ...

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    So who's responsible for the MTR debacle?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... So what does this award tell you. Not necessarily that the company in question is a good place to work, but rather that it gives the impression of being a good place to work. Its ...

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    Legco advisers to tobacco groups should declare their interest

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

    ... But the WHO and World Bank say this standard argument from tobacco groups is bogus and have stated that taxation is the most effective means of stopping youth smoking by limiting affordability ... maintaining close contacts with executive and legislative councillors, political parties as well as the public sector to enlist their support for government work".   Have you got any stories ...

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    HSBC action to put hunger strikers out of their misery

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... to breakthrough research and treatment options being developed in the US. The Karen Leung Foundation aims to make her wish a reality by working closely with the local and international medical ...

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    Anthony Bolton retires with unfond memories of China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Howard Winn

    ... retirement Bolton criticised standards of corporate governance on the mainland. Initially he thought corporate governance issues in China were about whether the chairman and the chief executive ...

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    Ivanhoe Pictures bets on Crazy Rich Asians

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

    ... executive who had worked at DreamWorks SKG, Universal and Disney, where she served as president of Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. She was associated with The Sixth Sense, Remember the Titans, ...

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    Hong Kong is being choked by its government bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Howard Winn

    ... referrals to six departments- Lands, Buildings (or Housing or Architectural Services), Fire Services, Planning, Transport and Home Affairs. The report says it takes a mere 53 working days ... departments, though most of them had little interest in OSA. The paper drily observes, "The trade suggests shortening and simplifying the overall process." The upshot of the working ...

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    Can Hong Kong be the world's biggest mining finance market?

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:35am by Howard Winn

    ... will be an interesting test of this view.   Mon Dieu We gather there is some disquiet among BNP Paribas bankers who work overseas over their pensions. Large numbers of them have flocked overseas to earn higher ... contracts giving the bank the option of accruing retirement benefits for its employees based upon salaries they would have received had they been working in France, rather than what they actually ...

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    Mines & money, sex, babies and commodities

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Howard Winn

    ... to get under way following the government's decision to have the subject discussed by the Transport Advisory Committee. But the committee's standard response is to use ...




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