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In bank crisis, caution better than cure

Over the weekend, finance chiefs from the Group of 20 (G20) industrialised and developing countries meeting in Paris endorsed a 1 to 2.5 per cent capital surcharge to be phased in from 2016.

Tuesday, 18 October, 2011, 12:00am

Who said it?

I cried when I heard the announcement. I'm now praying for the release not only of my brother but everyone

Ma Nyein, the sister-in-law of comedian Zarganar (pictured), one of Myanmar's best known political detainees

People told us that our child will have a chance to live if we come to Hong Kong

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Universities aim to prepare future leaders

From the global economic crisis to the nuclear disaster in Japan - and the problems surrounding the West Kowloon Cultural District - leadership has been put under the microscope. Are good leaders born or can they be cultivated? If so, what role can postgraduate education play?

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

An exit plan can keep workers safe in a crisis

Many companies have been caught out by the recent crises in the Middle East and North Africa. Those who were comfortable working in relatively crime-free Libya found themselves in a war zone overnight. Tourists in Tunisia, Egypt and Bahrain faced chaos at airports. Firms have abandoned properties and left employees stranded.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

New Lord Mayor bears up well to big-city role

When London Lord Mayor Michael Bear first arrived in the British capital with his girlfriend Barbara in 1978, he had only GBP200 in his pocket.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

EU would do well to stop rescuing the fat and lazy big banks

Bankers in Europe face tougher pay rules limiting cash payments to no more than 30 per cent of their bonus under revised laws to regulate banks' capital approved by the European Union Parliament.

Bloomberg, July 7

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

It is Europe's turn to get its house in order

The US is on the verge of launching the most significant financial reform since the Great Depression. The regulatory overhaul - which US President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law in the next few weeks - will mark his second major legislative achievement since pushing through health care reform.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

A university we pay for owes us transparency

We are used to hearing about massive losses caused by people on mega-salaries during the financial crisis, but few expect to see that happening at one of our universities. Polytechnic University has, sadly, distinguished itself by the size of its investment losses, the number of loss-making companies and subsidiaries it has set up, and the big pay packets of its most senior staff.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

A look back at decade's good, bad and ugly

As this is the new decade's first White Collar, it is worth looking back at 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in our financial markets over the past decade and what we have to look forward to in the next 10 years.

5 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Companies brace for tough year when any profits will be prized - Banking

One of the challenges the banking sector faces in 2010 is the risk of capital outflow, which could affect the asset markets, according to Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng, who will take up the chairmanship of the Hong Kong Association of Banks this year.

1 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Why signs of recovery could be very bad news

Investors in the Hong Kong stock market were in a jubilant mood on Wednesday.

Overjoyed that consumer confidence in the United States surged this month, and encouraged by signs that heavy investment is supporting rapid growth in China, they concluded that the long-awaited economic recovery is now well under way.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

5,900 seek help in financial crisis

Almost 6,000 people affected by the financial meltdown have sought help through a hotline.

The Financial Crisis Emotional Support Hotline, which was launched last October, has so far received 5,900 requests for help, with 56 per cent of people saying they had financial difficulties, labour minister Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Coping with the economic crisis

The economic downturn has badly affected business activities in Hong Kong. The fashion industry is also feeling the pinch. According to a news report, there's no demand for models aged 16-18 now.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Celestial Asia shares surge on asset sale plan

Shares in Celestial Asia Securities Holdings surged as much as 35.23 per cent yesterday as the company said it was in talks to sell assets.

The stock jumped to a high of HK$1.19 before closing at HK$1.13, up 28.41 per cent.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Facing change

Course equips employees with the skills to deliver results in tough times

Employees with skills in crisis and turnaround management are prized assets of any corporation, particularly in times of economic difficulty.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am