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For world’s wealthy, years after financial crisis cash is still king

The world’s richest people are clinging to stockpiles of zero-yielding cash despite a surge in financial markets and increasingly sophisticated attempts by private banks to entice them into...

23 Jun 2014 - 9:26pm
Get behind Mission Possible and beat last year’s Sevens triumph

At last, a man with a mission and a breath of fresh air after all those cliched charity balls. We’re talking about Mission Possible, a fund raiser that’s fun, with zero expenses and every cent...

6 Mar 2014 - 5:57pm
Get behind Mission Possible and beat last year’s Sevens triumph

It’s worked in Los Angeles, London, New York and Amsterdam but it will be interesting to see how Hyatt’s Andaz concept goes down in Tokyo. Most global hotels still stick to: guest arrives, bellboy...

27 Feb 2014 - 11:15am
Get behind Mission Possible and beat last year’s Sevens triumph

Meet Boris the Chair

26 Feb 2014 - 11:51am
Get behind Mission Possible and beat last year’s Sevens triumph

Thursday's memorial service for society jewellery designer and philanthropist Sandra D'Auriol is set to be one of the most memorable and spectacular ever held in Central's St John's Cathedral.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:10pm
Help your helper to avoid financial misery

I remember getting flak from friends when a Hong Kong newbie asked about hiring a domestic helper. I advised, when interviewing candidates, to ask: do you have your passport? And ask to see it. If...

11 Feb 2014 - 3:56pm


Today's Poll

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  • No: 58%
19 Dec 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 206

After a grim few years of economic gloom, Ireland’s thoroughbred horse breeders are looking forward to bright Year of the Horse. My friends back home tell me forget France and red wine - lots of...

30 Jan 2014 - 6:05pm

The Hurun Report surveyed 393 Mainland Chinese ‘millionaires’, defined as individuals with a personal wealth of RMB10 million (HK$12.7 million). They do this each year and it gives an interesting...

30 Jan 2014 - 9:46am

Last week’s Hurun Report, which tracks the changing foibles and fads of the seriously rich in China, tells us not only their preferences in luxury shopping and travel destinations, but other...

30 Jan 2014 - 9:25am

If you’re fed up with Hong Kong’s waiting lists, astronomical debentures for international schools and ESF politics, you might be thinking of sending your offspring to boarding school in England...

27 Jan 2014 - 6:23pm

Runaway Stonyhurst pupils “safe and well” in the Caribbean, we read. Well there’s a relief. Not the slightest bit discomforted by the furore that’s shortened their lovely holiday.

26 Jan 2014 - 4:35pm

The new cruise liner terminal is now finally up and running at Kai Tak. A few ships have used it, but once passengers get over the disappointment of not docking at Ocean Terminal, they face...

26 Jan 2014 - 4:08pm

Thanks to people called behavioural economists; happiness is now taken seriously and measured as if it were tangible instead of an abstract notion. Quite how you compare one person’s happiness...

23 Jan 2014 - 6:46pm

Readers were no doubt puzzled to learn that the government has been secretly trucking feral cattle to strange places in a bid to make them behave more like obedient poodles and less like roaming...

22 Jan 2014 - 4:01pm

After a wobble a couple of years ago, China’s art market is hot and continues to be a hot topic. Art data from Artron showed sales in China exceeded the United States for the first time in 2010....

21 Jan 2014 - 5:45pm

When considering what makes love last, it seems small gestures of appreciation matter far more than big flash romantic displays of affection.

19 Jan 2014 - 2:00pm

Being in England with time to read the newspapers between hospital visiting hours reminds you what a weird place it has become.

16 Jan 2014 - 10:49am

Having now experienced both Hong Kong's Health Authority and Britain's National Health Service hospitals, version 2014, it's interesting to make comparisons.

16 Jan 2014 - 10:34am

As an expat, the older you get the more you dread the midnight phone call that prompts a dash to Chek Lap Kok and the hasty flight home into the teeth of a raging family crisis.

14 Jan 2014 - 12:48am

As posh London property continues to top the destination list for overseas investors, it’s funny to consider the reality of living in a borough like Mayfair.

12 Jan 2014 - 11:40am

The internet is responsible for many strange things that could not have happened before its invention. Back in the mid-1970s and aged 12, I was bullied at school. It was co-educational, unusual...

12 Jan 2014 - 9:38am


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