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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US and China must keep politics out of business

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was rejected in 2005 and the network equipment makers Huawei and ZTE were prevented from doing business with US telecommunications companies in 2012. It was also why President Barack Obama blocked ... SCMP Editorial Keep politics out of business A Chinese company buying an American hotel should not raise eyebrows. But the hotel being bought by the Anbang Insurance Group is New ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong well placed to further develop cruise ship business

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:14am

    ... of the cruise business as an engine of tourism growth has long been recognised. In 2012 the industry estimated that its economic output in America and Europe added up to nearly US$93 billion. Given Hong ... is open to debate. Admittedly, the Kai Tak terminal is far less busy than some of its counterparts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Tucked away at the old airport runway in East Kowloon, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protesters want a rethink of Basic Law bargain between Communist Party and big business

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 12:55pm by John Burns

    ... John Burns John Burns says the injustices of the current system make it untenable Rethink Basic Law bargain favouring big business Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's comments in the international media implying that government in Hong Kong must be protected from populism is a timely reminder of the bargain the Chinese Communist Party struck with big business in the 1980s ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Lenovo looking smart for buying out IBM’s PC business

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 01:19pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Mainland tech giant Lenovo reaps from taking over IBM's 'ice age' personal computer business One smart click Nearly a decade ago, Lenovo Group bought IBM Corp's personal computer business, and was thought a chump for doing so. The narrative went like this: IBM, the forward-thinking and savvier company, recognised that the desktop computer would ...

  5. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    The grey area of corruption in the business world

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Stephen Vines

    ... This leaves us with some thin lines in the conduct of business and it really is not that simple to know where crossing them becomes problematic. In some ways, it is easiest to say that all business ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong's levels of corruption in the business world are still low, but there are worrying signs of small favours increasingly being asked for The grey area of graft ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Who's responsible for business losses- protesters or the government?

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by Rick Glofcheski

    ... to causation. Who or what can be said to be the cause of such business losses? Let us consider some possibilities. Is it the heads of the organisations or movements that have been most prominent ... Rick Glofcheski Rick Glofcheski says those contemplating suing protesters for loss of business should realise that such a claim would probably be futile and their energy would be better ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Banking sector showcases divide in US, Europe handling of 2008 crisis

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:40am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... tests still no match for US rigour For the clearest example of the contrast between the United States government's handling of the 2008 financial crisis and Europe's response, look no further than the banking sector. While US policymakers' overriding priority was to restore confidence in the country's banks, their European counterparts were more concerned about ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Why business should stay out of the protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:54am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Anti-Occupy stance of some corporate leaders is not necessarily shared by all in the business world Business risks a backlash The Occupy movements in New York and London were largely motivated by anti-capitalist sentiment but this does not apply to Hong Kong's Occupy movement. Yet local business leaders seem intent on nudging the protests in precisely ...

  9. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... an economic burden for us all Last Sunday, as a colourful contrast to the tent camps occupying Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok, 460 crazily costumed staff from 60 top companies joined the annual ... for this, and from a business point of view, we pay a huge economic price too. Data in Hong Kong on the price paid for mental ill health is almost non-existent, but evidence from the World Health ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Preparing for disease outbreaks must be part of business planning

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by STEPHAN ENGEL

    ... to be infected, with new cases being reported from as far as the US and Europe. Before I moved to the Middle East, I was based in Hong Kong and lived through the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome ... firms hastily evacuated their expats, others declared "business as usual" but handed out protective face masks to their employees. Bottles of hand sanitiser lotion were passed around ...




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