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David Webb

A Good Week for … , March 31, 2013

Peng Liyuan, former folk singer-turned first lady, turned heads on her first official trip overseas alongside her husband, President Xi Jinping. 

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 2:08am

Letters to the Editor, February 21, 2013

Without a law to protect homosexuals from discrimination, it is believed this minority group will suffer emotionally, especially in the workplace.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:46am 2 comments

Privacy Commissioner publicly ventures into surreal territory

On Friday governance and transparency advocate David Webb took down from the internet a list of the names of more than 1,000 Hong Kong residents, many of them prominent businesspeople, complete with their identity card numbers legitimately gleaned from freely available web sources.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:57am 1 comment

David Webb takes database with directors' ID numbers offline

Corporate governance advocate David Webb last night withdrew his short-lived database listing identity card numbers of 1,100 company directors, just hours after the privacy watchdog launched an investigation. Webb's "indefinite suspension" of his index came as a former Companies Registry chief joined local professionals in condemning the government's proposal to hide directors' personal information in the registry, currently open to all. 

16 Feb 2013 - 3:46am 1 comment

Corporate crusader David Webb exposes 'secrets' in fight against director rule

The launching of the list - which included the two sons of tycoon Li Ka-shing, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi and Richard Li Tzar-kai, as well as Sun Hung Kai Properties chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Webb himself - was "to prove that this is not in any way a secret".

14 Feb 2013 - 1:22am 2 comments

Chicken feet give Savannah a big foot in the shipping door

Who would have thought that chicken feet could bring a US port to life? But that is indeed what they have done for the port of Savannah, Georgia. Prior to 2002, Savannah was a quiet sleepy port. Then two things happened. First, the west coast dock strike resulted in a lot of cargo being redirected through Savannah, much of which it held on to afterwards.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Critics slam office relocation plan

The plan to move Hong Kong's financial watchdog and stock exchange to the planned tower on Government Hill to bolster Central's image as a core financial district is meaningless, critics say.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'HKEx blazes trail for blue chips with close above HK$200' on September 22 included a misplaced quote from corporate governance advocate David Webb. His comment about sending a negative signal to the market referred to the government's purchase of shares in Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, not the takeover bids for the London Stock Exchange.

25 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

Quotes of The Week

Perhaps the funniest thing about the Chinese government investing in Blackstone Group's IPO is that they will get 'non-voting common units'. Rather like their own people, really

Corporate activist David Webb, referring to Beijing's investment of US$3 billion in the US private equity group ahead of its public offering

26 May 2007 - 12:00am