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  1. The birth of Hong Kong cool

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... calling our city the new Tokyo. Among the evidence cited is the number of luxury brands with Asian headquarters here; the opening in recent years of influential international art galleries; ... while ignoring that the affordable can also be beautiful would be to miss an opportunity. Our biggest asset is the ability to thoroughly embrace the best the world has to offer while retaining ...

  2. Blink, and you'll miss it: The blinding speed of trade

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... behaviour of a company's stock price regardless of that firm's fundamentals or prospects. Their goal is not to realise a healthy gain in the long term- a year, a month or even a day- ... by just one millisecond, it would lose about US$100 million in a year. An example of a simple strategy used by high-frequency traders is to monitor the volume of transactions and price ...

  3. HK misses G20 deadline on tax pacts

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong may be aggressively pursuing tax treaties allowing greater exchange of information with trading partners, but it has missed an international deadline to prove ... standard. At a G20 meeting in London a year ago, leaders of the world's 20 major developed and developing economies, including China, agreed to name offshore tax havens. Hong Kong, which ...

  4. Sinopec misses target on refining throughput

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Last year saw 0.3pc gap despite diesel shortage China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec), Asia's biggest oil refiner, missed its overall refining throughput target by 0.3 per cent last year despite widespread diesel shortages in the fourth quarter. Sinopec's refining throughput grew 6.33 per cent to 155.58 million tonnes last year compared with its target ...

  5. State funds not missing, just wearing camouflage

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... noticeable by their absence. Their non-appearance has prompted some observers to wonder why they seem to have gone missing in action. The answer may be that they weren't missing at all, just that they resorted to covert operations. With an estimated US$3 trillion under management, much of it unallocated, sovereign funds have emerged as key players in world markets over the last couple of years ...

  6. Missed opportunities

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Ka-kit, ING Financial Planning senior vice-president. 'With the MPF regime in place for over seven years, I do see people becoming more aware of the need to plan for their retirement ... can translate into missed opportunities, whether these cover options to grow MPF savings when people move jobs or the additional leverage that voluntary contributions will provide for building ...

  7. China's venture capitalists having record year

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were among the top beneficiaries of the birth of ChiNext since they had been investing in domestic start-ups for years before the official launch. Big-name foreign venture capital firms ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Drawn by the start-up board in Shenzhen and the increasing popularity of yuan-denominated funds, venture capitalists this year have launched a record number of funds ...

  8. Missing trucks, cargo to cause huge dent in insurance profits

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... 'Last year, we usually saw portions of cargoes go missing. This year, the thefts have involved trucks and their entire cargoes,' he said. The trend was highlighted two weeks ago when ... year for insurers was 1998 when 60 ships went missing in Southeast Asian waters. Last month seven boxes of electronic parts worth $530,000 were stolen from a truck parked on Shing Yip Street, ...

  9. Regulatory changes miss the point

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... bankers scurrying to re-write the world's financial regulations. Some of the suggested changes are sensible and long-overdue. Some are silly and impossible to implement. But all miss ... were slashed from 6.5 per cent to just 1 per cent, the lowest in 40 years, in response to the dotcom bust and then September 11, 2001. The Federal Reserve felt comfortable with the reduction, ...

  10. Equity market misses the reform bus

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... 'However, Hong Kong is missing a great opportunity to be at the forefront and in the same league as other markets, as opposed to 'just there'. Five years ago, this would have been ... the government banked on this blueprint putting to rest years of political sparring, criticism and confusion over the front-line vetting of companies, it was to be sadly mistaken. As conclusions go, ...




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