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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator requires careful look

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 04:35am by Howard Winn

    ... release from the Community Chest to say that casino mogul Stanley Ho, the "renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and vice patron of the Community Chest of Hong Kong", has marked his 93rd ...

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    Protests expose vulnerability of an unloved government

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:17am by Howard Winn

    ... people imagined- was a big demonstration of the dissatisfaction that has been growing in Hong Kong in recent years, particularly among young adults and students. This has made the government sit ... the white paper and the August 31 decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress left many with the sense that the mainland was attempting to wind back Hong Kong ...

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    Government sets example with illegal parking in Central

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:55am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Good to see the government leading from the front, so to speak. Our picture today shows a government car (AM 65) illegally occupying a part of Central outside the Hong Kong ... at http://bit.ly/1tg9B1J.   Singapore good for business The good news is that Hong Kong was ranked fourth in a survey of the best places to do business. The bad news is that Singapore came first. The survey, ...

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    How containers made the world smaller and its economy bigger

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A significant but little known date was marked in Hong Kong recently- the 45th anniversary of the first scheduled container service between Hong Kong and the west coast ... a service with Japan, then expanded in the region to Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Ships carrying containers visited Hong Kong prior to 1969, although not on a scheduled basis. "By 1966, ...

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    Ominous warnings over damage caused to protest-hit Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:26am by Howard Winn

    ... impressed, if somewhat alarmed, by Vickers' thoughts on Hong Kong in the aftermath of the protests. He believes we have crossed a significant watershed in the city's recent history. He said real "under-the-waterline damage" had been done, adding Hong Kong would not be the same again. While noting that "the end of Hong Kong" had been predicted, incorrectly, many ...

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    Hopewell serves up more planning games

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:04am by Howard Winn

    ... to raise US$350 million to US$400 million. One of the firm's units is already listed in Malaysia, and now Nirvana is looking to expand into Hong Kong and the mainland. There is, it must ... in future."   HKMA's poor risk assessment We all know that risk aversion is one of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's core values. This is not such a bad thing in principle since it runs ...

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    Hoi Ha battle shows up planning madness in New Territories

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:32am by Howard Winn

    ... rights" to build a small house. This is what it is all about: making money regardless of the impact on the environment. Hoi Ha has some of the most pristine waters to be found in Hong Kong. It has ...

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    Who are the most narcissistic chiefs in Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:31am by Howard Winn

    ... of the Hong Kong chiefs recorded the highest rankings in the study. The aim of the study, by a team led by Alex Frino, dean of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, was to examine ... at earnings announcements, which are typically more candid and unstructured relative to the chief executive's address. Almost 5,000 transcripts were analysed. The Hong Kong chief executives ...

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    One rule for the students, another rule for the rich

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... baring his soul to the Financial Times. Reflecting on his experience in Hong Kong where he spent seven years, he says it was scarring. He was presumably thinking here of the minibond situation ... at Hong Kong-listed Russian aluminium giant Rusal. He is becoming president while the position of chief executive goes to his right-hand man Vladislav Soloviev. Analysts don't seem to feel ...

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    Group offers to buy Hong Kong's waste and use it as a resource

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 07:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The debate over how to deal with Hong Kong's waste has taken an interesting turn with a non-profit-making organisation offering to buy the municipal solid waste for HK$100 ... waste as a private commercial enterprise. The aim is to achieve zero waste in Hong Kong by 2020. "The Offer and Zero Waste 2020 Plan is to transform thinking on Hong Kong's waste ...




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