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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fishy business on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong has had a ban on trawling for fish since the end of 2012. It has made payments to fishermen to assist them during this ban, and many of the familiar green-hulled wooden boats have disappeared. The writing has been on the wall for som ...

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    Deborah Annells remanded in custody after fresh charges

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... for the year to date at US$212.8 million, against US$126 million for the same period last year. The sector is normally dominated by the likes of Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. But this year, as you may have guessed, the leader of the pack is Citi at US$29.3 million, followed by Goldman with US$28 million, Bank of America Merrill Lynch US$25 million, and Morgan Stanley US$22.5 million. ...

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    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... the harbourfront. But it has been a lamentably slow business that has been dogged by byzantine inter-departmental responsibilities. There is a move to set up the Harbourfront Commission as an overarching ... difficult to access. In the words of Paul Zimmerman of Designing Hong Kong, which commissioned the survey with the Harbour Business Forum, "There's a lot more to be done."   Have you ...

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    Henry Tang's basement an engineering miracle

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... this project must have presented. Our interest, you understand, is purely technical. The fact that they were able to do this on their own as lay people is inspiring. One architect told us: "I am ... describes herself, are attracting some media attention. She is the proud owner of a Bachelor in Business Administration, Master of Administration and PhD in Management- obtained, respectively, ...

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    Ivanhoe Pictures bets on Crazy Rich Asians

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:04am by Howard Winn

    ... was a cofounder of the highly successfully indie filmmaker GreeneStreet Films. Its films included The Bedroom which was made on a budget of US$2.5 million but ended up grossing US$38 million and Swimfan which cost less than US$10 million but went on to make US$60 million. The third figure in the founding triumvirate is Beijing-based Ray Chen, the founder of Beijing Premiere Media. "We ...

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    So who's responsible for the MTR debacle?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... for transmission to the press reads: "Under the current fiercely competitive business environment, finance leaders play the role of being a value creator, or a driver in the process of finance ...

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    Too much focus on fishing boats as pleasure craft are neglected

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... it's hard to establish an industry-wide business model, we gather that the local fishing syndicates appear to have chartered these boats, which are made in the mainland. Some of them ... the rising costs of doing business," said Steven Victorin, head of Asia-Pacific corporate banking and global corporate banking subsidiaries at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "Costs ...

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    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... makes the point that dual listings are permitted in the US, saying, "It is difficult to conclude that US regulators chose to allow the dual-class share regimes because they do not care about investor protection. The success to date by firms like Google and Facebook makes it difficult for us to conclude that US investors have lost out as a result of such structures." One ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong is being choked by its government bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Howard Winn

    ... a ferment of bureaucratic activity. It transpires that in December 2012 the French Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce met the convenor of the Food Business and Related Services Task Force (FRSTF), under the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee, to discuss concerns over the time it was taking to process OSA applications. According to the FRSTF report on this matter ...

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    HSBC action to put hunger strikers out of their misery

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... to breakthrough research and treatment options being developed in the US. The Karen Leung Foundation aims to make her wish a reality by working closely with the local and international medical ...




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