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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consumer rights ignored too often in telecom and TV sectors

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Consumer rights ignored too often Frustration over dealings with communications companies should not be unexpected in a city where the free market is king. Arming oneself ... market environment, companies are expected to self-regulate, and only when that does not work should authorities step in with guidelines, then rules and, when all else fails, laws. Complaints ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    SFC's legal action against Citic a reassuring sign

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial SFC's civil action a reassuring sign The authorities have launched actions in some high-profile cases of insider trading and market misinformation to punish wrongdoers, ... of foreign-exchange losses in a market circular, it has taken six years. At the eleventh hour, before the statute of limitations blocked any civil action, the Securities and Futures Commission filed a case ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Investors give Alibaba a huge vote of confidence

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... mainlanders are yet to get internet access. And competition from high street retailers is not comparable with Western markets, or for that matter Hong Kong. So the question is not whether Alibaba ... to a relatively low capital investment ratio and a marketing model that simply connects buyers and sellers and leaves direct selling, inventory and distribution to others. Throw in China's efforts ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... them requires governments working together. The success of the ban on CFCs means that ozone should recover to its 1980 level by 2050, perhaps sooner if remaining stocks of harmful chemicals can ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let the free market determine flow of tourists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let the market guide tourism Tourism from the mainland has become such a sensitive issue in Hong Kong that the merest hint of government intervention to curb growing numbers ... down suggestions that cutting the influx by 20 per cent was on the cards. That was enough to jolt property and retail stocks, alarming shareholders and those employed in the sectors. Bosses, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new chapter for the Hang Seng Index

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    .... This will consolidate Hong Kong's status as an international market. It will also lead to a range of new Hang Seng indices, which may include one to track price differences between stocks listed in both the city's H-share market and on the A-share board in Shanghai. It is already boosting stock exchange turnover in Hong Kong as investors position themselves for direct cross trading, and opening ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are their only option. The city's infamous shoeboxes are now described as fairly sizeable as some truly mini-flats are hitting the market and selling like hot cakes. Strong demand for small flats ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing could do worse than follow Hong Kong's market rules

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial HK market rules show way ahead If Beijing looks to the private sector to perform more of the heavy lifting in growing China's economy, it can do without uncertainty ... shares in new listings on Hong Kong and overseas stock exchanges, investors rely on audits by international firms for assurances that the books are clean. Under the proposed new auditing rules, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese firms closing gap on US tech giants like Google

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Asia-Pacific research and development chief Zhang Yaqin and Google artificial intelligence expert Andrew Ng. Such people give links to foreign markets and add credibility. China is known overseas less ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speeding up urban renewal is in the public interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Urban renewal is in public interest When there is demand, there will be supply, say economists. But those living in Hong Kong know things do not always work like that. A plethora of rules and practices means market forces do not always produce outcomes as desirable as one would like. Urban renewal is a case in point. In what was hailed as a fundamental change ...




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