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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

    Forced disclosure clause in draft insurance bill could kill industry, insiders complain

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:38am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... the disclosure rule will have followed a tortured path to implementation. In 2012, Jeremy Hobbins, an executive director of trading firm Fung Holdings, sued his financial adviser, Clearwater ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Hong Kong supermarkets concerned by slave claims on Thai fishing fleet

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... fishing boat captains bought Burmese and Cambodian refugees for as little as £250 (HK$3,260) and worked them up to 20 hours a day with no pay. Torture and even murder were commonplace, according ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Execs ruminate on college exam, news app

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:51am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young The microblogging realm was relatively quiet over the past week, as all of China took a moment of silence for the thousands of high school students who had to suffer through the annual torture session also known as the national college entrance exam, or gaokao, held over the weekend. A few tech executives reflected on the gaokao on their microblogs, though none had too ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Letting the air out of the bubbles

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:28am by JOE ZHANG

    ... Joe Zhang Rather than bursting, mainland real estate and credit markets will take decades to unwind Like water torture, asset bubbles will deflate slowly Despite the familiar refrain from ... China's money supply has grown 43-fold, but the stock market is still gasping for air. It is truly water torture. China's stock investors often sell their investments in well-performing ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Germany's selfishness hangs over its weaker euro-zone partners

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by DAVID BROWN

    ... by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund- Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus- has been torturous. Deep fiscal austerity cuts, deleveraging and debt deflation have weighed heavily ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will James Bond bow to Beijing's censorship?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 03:10pm by George Chen

    ... for the other six MI6 captives. M, the long-time head of MI6, agreed and then Silva was jailed and tortured by the Chinese. So far, so predictable. Silva said he could not bear long-term torture ... M for his imprisonment and torture by the Chinese. Unsurprisingly, Silva doesn’t win because no one can beat Bond (played by Daniel Craig), whose mission on earth is to keep the union flag flying ...

  7. Business - Money

    Moving house- Lantau style

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 10:16am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... I thought, I just need it done. Mr Wan moved us last time, my helper explained. He did? My heart sank.That move from Lantau to Stubbs Road had been torture, but cost only HK$9,000. We bargained hard. ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Bag-toting tai-tais wonder where the chauffeur's gone

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Howard Winn

    ... appearance of stunned, bag-toting tai-tais wondering where the chauffeur went. An interesting departure, but not one that is expected to endure.   China's water torture Despite the pictures ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    JPMorgan in talks to settle mortgage probes: source

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 10:35am by Reuters

    ... as it struggles to move past conflicts with regulators and prosecutors involving several business lines. “The way I see this, JPMorgan would like to avoid the continuing Chinese water torture ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Rocky marriage ahead for Sohu, Tencent

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 09:58am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young The tie-up between Sohu's Sogou search engine and Tencent is likely to end in divorce in the next one or two years due to personality clashes. Thank goodness! That's my first and main reaction to news that after months of tortured courtship, Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) has finally selected Tencent (0700.HK) as the winning suitor of its Sogou search engine, ...




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