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A Bad Week for ... , May 19, 2013

Lai Tung-kwok

Lai Tung-kwok, the secretary for security, has attracted the ire of women's groups and members of the public after saying that women should drink less to avoid being raped.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am

Strauss-Kahn gives South Sudan some 'special attention'

High ambition.

After some time out of the limelight following his spectacular fall from grace in 2011, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resurfaced in unusual circumstances.

16 May 2013 - 3:53am

Bloomberg privacy breaches raise red flags: experts

Every breath you take. News that Bloomberg reporters had access to information that clients would prefer to remain confidential has angered the finance industry. Photo: Reuters

Bloomberg’s privacy breach scandal has angered clients, and prompted regulators and central bankers to demand an explanation, and privacy experts say the scandal poses some disturbing questions.

15 May 2013 - 10:42am 1 comment

China joins central banks' call for Bloomberg answers

The People's Bank of China

China's central bank and foreign exchange regulator have joined the world's major monetary authorities in demanding answers from Bloomberg about access journalists at the global financial information provider may have to confidential data.

15 May 2013 - 8:08am 2 comments

Asset managers shocked at Bloomberg journalists monitoring clients' logins

Asset managers shocked at Bloomberg journalists monitoring clients' logins

Bloomberg's "mistake" of allowing its journalists to monitor clients' login activity on its trading information terminals has raised concerns in the financial world. In Hong Kong, asset managers were aghast at the prospect of their investment record and personal information spilling outside their Bloomberg systems.

14 May 2013 - 4:24am

The Bloomberg snooping "scandal" ...and Schadenfreude

Bloomberg was forced to admit it had barred its journalists from monitoring clients' login activity on its trading information terminals. Photo: SCMP

I’m quoted in the South China Morning Post today on the Bloomberg snooping brouhaha.

13 May 2013 - 3:54pm

Bloomberg blocks journalists from client data and admits to 'mistake' on privacy

Client information on Bloomberg terminals is sensitive and should not be seen by journalists, the company said. Photo: George Chen

Bloomberg has barred its journalists from monitoring clients' login activity on its trading information terminals. The financial data and news provider's chief executive Daniel Doctoroff said a "mistake" in its news gathering policies had been corrected.

13 May 2013 - 3:32pm

Bloomberg withdraws lawsuit against China’s Da Zhi Hui

Bloomberg has withdrawn its lawsuit against rival Da Zhi Hui after the Chines company changed its product design to limit its similarities to the Bloomberg terminal, the global information provider said in a statement.

24 Jan 2013 - 3:02pm

What price is the FT's independence?

The FT's future is in doubt as Pearson's new chief executive John Fallon does not appear to care much about newspapers. Photo: Bloomberg

One of the remarks I cherish from my young career as a reporter came from a hard-bitten Fleet Street veteran on the eve of my departure from Britain's Daily Telegraph group to join the foreign desk of the Financial Times. "This is your funeral as a journalist," he proclaimed. "The Financial Times is not a newspaper; it is a trade magazine for the City."

9 Jan 2013 - 4:08am

Sino-Bloomberg relations remain unsettled after Xi story

Suddenly a tough sell

We hear that the dust hasn't settled yet after Bloomberg's absorbing story two months ago about the wealth of the extended family of Xi Jinping, the man expected to be our next president. Or at least he was until his recent disappearing act.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:19pm

Bloomberg gets a taste of the Dalai Lama effect

A breath of fresh air

We hear that Bloomberg is paying the price for its examination, two months ago, of the wealth of the extended family of Xi Jinping, the man expected to be China's next president. None of the assets, which ran into hundreds of millions of US dollars, were linked to Xi, his wife or his daughter.

23 Aug 2012 - 1:24pm

Lai See

Being rich can shorten your life expectancy on the mainland

Being a Chinese billionaire carries not inconsiderable risks. Mainland authorities executed 14 billionaires over the past eight years, reports Bloomberg, citing the New Culture News newspaper.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Smoking ban makes sense in today's world

When your city mayor regulates your streets to such an extent that you cannot even recreate the image that has become the symbol of freedom-loving heroic rebellion, you might think that the mayor has become intent on taking the fun out of city life. Last week, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new smoking ban which would impose hefty fines on anyone who lights up in public areas.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Strong start

Power magazine's gala launch party

Where: The Conrad hotel's Grand Ballroom When: October 10

What: New business publication Power got under way with a gala dinner hosted by Bloomberg personality Bernard Lo, featuring the US Grammy Award-winning singers, The Pointer Sisters.

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am