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David Michael Webb

When they talk, other experts listen

Newspapers and financial television channels feature talking heads giving opinions on the latest trends. But who do professional money managers view as truly influential?

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Fiends in high places

Following the spectacular arrests of the two Kwok brothers who run Sun Hung Kai Properties, alongside that of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, there is much talk of the 'unprecedented' nature of this event and a great deal of self-serving waffle about how high-level corruption is unusual in Hong Kong.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

The chief executive election - what's love got to do with it?

Love was in the air yesterday at lunchtime in the Foreign Correspondents Club, where Baptist University's Professor Michael DeGolyer was reporting on the latest findings of his Hong Kong Transition Project, which looks at Hong Kong's search for a new direction under the next chief executive.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Five illegal parkers equal one litterer

David Webb, editor of Webb-site.com, was present at the scene, as the police like to say, and was able to snap this swoop on cars illegally parked on Ice House Street, next to the Landmark in Central. Webb reports that the officer in charge of the ticketing team admitted that the road would fill up as soon as the police left.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Companies facing board juggling act

Get one in, or kick one out? That's the dilemma many listed Hong Kong companies are facing as the deadline looms for them to rejig their boards of directors in compliance with a new listing regulation.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

When a passing gale stops a city, it's time to take stock

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Charles Li's own backyard doesn't exactly smell of roses

Charles Li Xiaojia, chief executive of the Hong Kong stock exchange, was boasting on a recent trip to the US that the frauds and collapses that have occurred among US-listed Chinese companies would not occur in Hong Kong. 'These companies would never be allowed to list in Hong Kong,' he said scornfully.

30 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Webb questions motives of legislator with 15 directorships

The controversy over extending the blackout period for directors trading shares has developed into a full-blown row between former Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing director David Webb and legislator Abraham Shek Lai-him.

6 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Profit soars 85pc as brokers ride market boom

Hong Kong brokerage houses recorded a strong 85 per cent quarterly profit growth in the third quarter, thanks to strong market turnover, according to a report released by the Securities and Futures Commission yesterday.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Government tightens grip on stock exchange

The government may nobly claim that its purchase of a large stake in the stock exchange operator is intended to establish closer links with the surging mainland bourses.

But White Collar senses it is also to tighten its already considerable control over Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing and maybe get rid of some pesky critics in the process.

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Wong's Kong King chairman won't raise offer

David Webb says he will block buyout unless price is improved

Wong's Kong King International said its chairman Senta Wong would not raise the offer to buy all the company's assets despite the threat by major shareholder David Webb that he would block the deal unless it is improved.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

HKEx board split on narrowing of spreads

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's board meeting on Wednesday is likely to be the scene of a heated debate on whether to narrow trading spreads for stocks and warrants that currently trade at between 25 Hong Kong cents and HK$2.

Reformer David Webb and his board ally Christine Loh Kung-wai are both in favour of the change and want it to be made immediately.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Life's not a round of golf for outside directors

For one independent company director, the worst part of the job is the jolting, sweltering two-hour bus ride to the company's mainland factory.

The rest is easy. Mainland executives take him and his fellow Hong Kong directors on a 30-minute tour of the plant before everyone stops and grins for a group photo for the annual report. After that, it is time to hit the golf course.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Competition raises the standard

The improvement in reporting over the years has been driven by the interests of listed companies and their investors

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Watchdog to be kept on short leash

Frederick Ma Si-hang was the picture of chirpiness as he briefed lawmakers on Monday. It was, however, not to be his finest hour.

Just days after the government had purposely leaked a key policy decision to the press, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury was in denial mode.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am