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  1. The promise and pitfalls of FX trading

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... So, here we are again with personal investors dazzled by the blinding spotlight of uncertainty. Equity investments seem to be only for the brave, the freakish spurt in the gold market may have exhausted itself alongside the even more impressive price rise ...

  2. Accounts staff blamed for travel claims leak

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... deputy secretary of home affairs Stephen Fisher quoted Mr Lam as saying it may have been internal accounting staff who sent an anonymous fax on July 14, 2005, to the media and his office. ... said Mr Fisher, now director of the Social Welfare Department. Lam allegedly claimed the full allowance of A$268 (HK$1,929.25) a day for the six trips when he was only entitled to 60 per cent, ...

  3. HK$300m short-term boost for welfare pay

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... solution'. Director of Social Welfare Stephen Fisher said the measures were advanced in response to the demands of the welfare sector. 'We shall apply for a one-off grant of HK$200 million from the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee to assist those organisations with financial or recruitment problems,' Mr Fisher said. 'In the market, the starting salaries of many posts have been ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Investors brace for US Fed verdict on interest rates

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... financial repercussions that we did not foresee Richard Fisher, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank In a reverse repo- a tool used by other central banks, but new for the Fed in such an unlimited capacity- ... Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said in an interview early this month. Officials at the Fed’s influential New York branch had big plans for the new facility, designed to help drain the vast ...

  5. The Scrooge class

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... brush. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  6. Legislators press for anti-bias law to protect mainland migrants

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said it would not be possible to include mainlanders in the ordinance 'because we are all Chinese'. The proposed Racial Discrimination ... legislation to cover new Chinese arrivals in Hong Kong. Criticising the scope of the definitions laid out in the bill, she told Mr Fisher at yesterday's home affairs panel meeting: ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... need of one-person households," Oxfam director general Stephen Fisher said. "There's a lot more people living in poverty in one-person households." He called ... households by 7 per cent. Fisher called on the government to take into account not only the poverty line but also the basic cost of living in making poverty-relief policies. Oxfam conducted the study ...

  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Beijing launch of new iPhones leaves critics cold

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN, BIEN PEREZ

    ... Stephen Chen and Bien Perez Apple under fire after iPhones launch party leaves critics cold Apple's first launch party in China for its iPhones went down badly with mainland media and consumers, who were disappointed at the steep price tag and poor arrangements for the event. Yet the Beijing launch yesterday was intended to underscore the importance of the Chinese market ...

  9. Investors can count on low cost, reliability

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The reasons mutual fund managers dislike exchange-traded funds are the very reasons many private investors are embracing them. Let's cut to the chase: mutual fund ... for keeping well away from mutual funds and opting for low-cost and reliable investments in ETFs. Stephen Vines is author of Market Panic: Wild Gyrations, Risk and Opportunities in Stock Markets ...

  10. There can be no franchise on patriotism

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong people have observed the first anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake with solemnity and pledges to continue assistance for the rebuilding programme. And, on June 4, ... Or better still, there will be an open debate. Meanwhile, in an open society like Hong Kong, it is shameful to suggest that there is only one correct form of patriotism. Stephen Vines is a Hong ...




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