Finance People

Value of scarce resources

Money can help the planet in different ways. Money gives value to things.

If, for example, rice was free, people would tend to pay less attention to it, possibly leading to huge wastage.

Monday, 20 October, 2008, 12:00am

Talking about money

You might talk about money with your friends quite often. You might say: 'Wow, it is so expensive. How much did you pay?'

Your friend might reply: 'It was HK$50 only, a great bargain!'

Money is a delicate topic. In some cultures, it is rude to talk about money. For example, people don't say how much they have spent on a gift.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

It's not only about numbers

Maths gives you nightmares. You don't like numbers. Your brain freezes at complicated divisions. But is money only about numbers?

Money is also words. Finance people use a lot of specific vocabulary, such as assets (things of value you have), liabilities (money you owe), stocks, bonds and net worth.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Making the grade with your company reports

FEW people can resist those magazine quizzes that claim to reveal your inner personality.

So, try this one on your corporate personality: pick up your annual report and approach it as a stranger might.

25 Oct 1993 - 12:00am