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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... that the land Lam bought had already been the subject of two previous approvals. One, in 1995, was for a small house. The other was for three small houses. This planning approval lapsed in August last ... was no guarantee that the redevelopment proposal in respect of the lots would ultimately be approved by his office". Approval was conditional on ascertaining that the lots had "house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fun at the park

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... to the Lands Department official Anita Lam Ka-fun who received planing permission to build four houses on agricultural land. We are curious as to the way the planning papers present the case which would not be out of place in Yes Minister as an example of bureaucratic cynicism. At one point we read: "The proposed development of four NTEHs [small houses] is not entirely in line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573854/fun-park
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    White paper triggers heated debate

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been dragged into the debate over the white paper by a sharp-eyed reader. He notes that the government's executive power appears to have diminished in the white ... legislative and independent judicial power, including that of final adjudication, in accordance with the provisions of this law." About 24 years later, the white paper says in the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1532107/white-paper-triggers-heated-debate
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The economist who wants to be paid to be wrong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:16am by Howard Winn

    ... for spin-offs from this. He also believes there's a market for customised research from particularly smaller institutions as it is expensive for institutions to maintain an in-house economist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1562207/economist-who-wants-be-paid-be-wrong
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Where does the truth lie in McDonald's 'lack of clarity'?

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Howard Winn

    ... Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fook's Going to get a big dish of beef chow mein Hearing this blasting out of Government House every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1561430/where-does-truth-lie-mcdonalds-lack-clarity
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR saga highlights governance and accountability issues

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:16am by Howard Winn

    ... fall guy, this will deflect attention from the Secretary for Housing and Transport, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, and Walder presumably will be well paid to do so. Cheung does not come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555904/mtr-saga-highlights-governance-and-accountability-issues
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... that the government has chosen to commemorate its latest white elephant by using a picture of it to adorn the cover of the latest year book, Hong Kong 2013. We are of course referring to the Kai Tak Cruise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555016/property-agents-will-be-watching-one-closely
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Valet parking' available off Chatham Road

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... while a company called Ultimate Dream is suing Kith for vacant possession of the offices used to house its company headquarters in Hing Lung Commercial Building, in Bonham Strand East. Despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1554331/valet-parking-available-chatham-road
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Power squeeze

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Power squeeze We were interested to read in CLP Holdings' in-house magazine an account of the farewell banquet the company held to mark the end of its long-standing partnership with ExxonMobil. The account concluded: "CLP sincerely wishes ExxonMobil continued success for the future." This left us wondering that the boot should be on the other foot. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1552375/power-squeeze
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Trust me- I'm an expert, but even experts can get it wrong

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by Howard Winn

    ... told the website. Disgruntled investment bankers are also leaving to take advantage of the recent uptick in in-house M&A jobs with companies planning acquisitions. These are mostly junior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1547030/trust-me-im-expert-even-experts-can-get-it-wrong

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