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  1. Money matters

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Debenture A long-term, financial debt instrument that is used to raise funds for capital assets such as school buildings and generally gives priority on the waiting list ... over other children. Typically cheaper than corporate debentures. Capital debenture A debenture that does not confer priority in admission and can be bought by both corporations and individuals ...

  2. Officials must take care when intervening in property market

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A heated debate followed the government's announcement of measures aimed at curbing property prices. Both sides in the argument have made cogent points. However, the bottom line is not whether government regulation is necessary but to what extent it ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... first put forward in the inaugural 'Creative Capitalism- the Asian Chapter Forum' in May is essential in addressing current issues and capturing opportunities that lie ahead. ... on delivery of objectives. Consider the Acumen Fund, which receives philanthropic investments from high net worth donors but uses that capital to offer equity and debt options to organisations ...

  4. Your primer to an issue in the news

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer Who? British author Alan Shadrake has been sentenced to six weeks in a Singapore jail for contempt of court after publishing a book which criticised the city's use of the death penalty. He has also been fined S$20,000 (HK$119,000). What? ...

  5. The invisible hand

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Friedman portrayed it as the last bastion of classical capitalism. Since then, the myth has grown, tended by some people- including the Basic Law drafters who sought to preserve the 'positive non-interventionism' principle of Hong Kong capitalism. Philip Haddon-Cave, the colonial financial secretary, coined the term in the late 1970s because the government's attitude towards the economy ...

  6. Western economies riding a wobbly bike

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... As Yves Smith, founder of the Naked Capitalism blog, noted: 'When both domestic households and the corporate sector are saving at the same time, then you need to have a very large trade ... is tantamount to capitalists abandoning their role as promoters of capitalism. This quest for quarterly profits sits badly with future growth because investment tends to gobble profits, especially where ...

  7. letters

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the importance of saving water. We should not only save water, but also all other resources. Tang Po-yan, St Antonius Girls' College Let's do away with the death sentence Capital punishment ...

  8. Private funds shun railway projects

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Private bankrolling of the mainland's ambitious railway construction plan has fallen far short of Beijing's wishes as investors shy away from the huge capital outlay required. The government originally wanted 40 per cent of railway project financing to come from the private sector, but it is actually below 5 per cent, according to Chen Jing, a sales manager ...

  9. 'We must see the poor don't become poorer'

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... narrowing the divide. Describing the wealth gap as 'a worry of capitalism', the chief executive said the city's problem was particularly acute because of its social and economic ... are talking about bridging the wealth gap, one has to realise that it will always exist. It has existed since the time when capitalism was invented.' Talking about the economy, he said he ...

  10. Capital set to unveil plan to free it from the road to ruin

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing municipal government will today announce controversial policies to tackle the capital's traffic congestion, after a week-long public consultation that drew hot debate ... traffic management bureau registered 30,000 new vehicles, double the average of the past several months. The capital already has more than 4.76 million registered vehicles. 'I left home ...




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