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  1. 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 the Airport Authority's own consultant, Ove Arup, which admitted that the runway would struggle to meet Hong Kong's latest air quality standards, which are a legal requirement. The consultants' report says "emissions from aircraft can only meet the standard by reducing the capacity of the new runway by some 60 per cent". Tung Chung suffers from some of the worst air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Valet parking' available off Chatham Road

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... According to our observer, it is parked on a 2-hour parking meter every working day from early morning to late at night. Austin Avenue is a relatively quiet street, although it has a few bars and clubs. There are parking meters on this street which cost HK$8 an hour. However, we are told these are informally supervised by "valet parking attendants". The way this works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554331/valet-parking-available-chatham-road
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Power squeeze

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... pleasure that we are happy to bestow praise where it is due. Some years ago the prospect of renewing a vehicle licence triggered the onset of instant gloom. The process could take up to two hours ... with DigitasLBi, told the website Marketing: "We're thrilled to be building a blended, international team that will work with Cathay Pacific." Cathay's digital retail manager Catherine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1552375/power-squeeze
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... Investor: "It would be a 'race to the bottom' of regulatory standards and is not a recipe for long-term success." It seems hard to imagine that proposals to change the one share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555016/property-agents-will-be-watching-one-closely
  5. Business - LAI SEE

    Solution found for US chicken and egg problem

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Howard Winn

    ... that is reducing its fertility leading to a shortage of chickens and rising prices. The breed, Aviagen Group's standard Ross male, is sire through its offspring to as much as 25 per cent ... breed's genetics has made the birds sensitive to being overfed. As the aptly named Mike Cockrell, who works for one of the big producers explained, "We fed him too much. He got fat. When he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1550666/solution-found-us-chicken-and-egg-problem
  6. Business - LAI SEE

    Old school politician Macfarlane tells it like it is on carbon tax

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... was slowing the granting of exploration and mining permits along with addressing inflexible working practices that were helping to drive up labour costs and reduce productivity. "The message we ... there has been a decline. The official reason for this, Bloomberg reports, is that the party is looking for higher standards from its members. According to Liu Xutao, professor of public affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1543891/old-school-politician-macfarlane-tells-it-it-carbon-tax
  7. Business - LAI SEE

    Entertaining insights into China's state capitalism

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

    ... Joe Zhang's latest book Party Man, Company Man: Is China's State Capitalism Doomed? has a similar appeal. Zhang is from mainland China and, after graduating, spent some years working ...

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

    HKICPA's disciplinary arrangements are a joke

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am by Howard Winn

    ... punishment the trio should receive and it then remained for the chairman of the committee, Kumar Ramanathan, to write this up. We are told he is a busy Senior Counsel and that the work he does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549251/hkicpas-disciplinary-arrangements-are-joke
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's most unusual restaurant

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:12am by Howard Winn

    ... something perfect," says Jerry Wang, one of the restaurant's three partners. "We believe that if we create perfection, then business will come." Hardly your standard business ... … it's the details that provide the results for our customers." In case you are wondering, the food is excellent, but you need to be in good company since the meal can take up to four hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519180/hong-kongs-most-unusual-restaurant
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    From Domani to The Continental

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

    ... operations, since most are classified as state secrets. WIC notes that according to China's three-tiered standard, Great Wall falls into the "Grade 2" grouping, meaning that it engages ... in the ever lengthening list of silly bureaucratic procedures. An acquaintance followed the Environmental Protection Department's advice and sold his old Euro II-standard van and bought a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1527027/domani-continental

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