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Foundations

Who said it?

The directors can't do without me. All my rivals are either dead or have been made redundant because of my success

Misha Shawdagar, a Bangladeshi actor who has appeared in more than 750 films

Wednesday, 25 January, 2012, 12:00am

Time to think

There are too many meetings and conferences where people have to sit through a lot to learn a little. At too many worthy gatherings, speakers take up most of the time, and there is very little audience involvement. There is often no time to ask questions or mull things over before returning to the issue for deeper deliberation.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Davos

Famine, disease, war ... there seems no end to the world's urgent problems. Perhaps it is time the world's wealthiest, most powerful leaders all sat down together and tried to resolve these problems.

4 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Clinton gets pledges to improve the world

Charity commitments exceed US$80m

More than 25 'commitments to action' were made at Bill Clinton's Global Initiative in Hong Kong yesterday, event organisers said.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

He started a joke, which started the funds crying

It's not only money being lost in the financial meltdown but also our sense of irony ... and humour.

This is evident following a Next Magazine article by top business columnist Tony Tsoi Tong-hoo last week that became a much talked about topic in the tea rooms of Central.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

HK chosen for accessibility, success

Bill Clinton says he chose Hong Kong for meetings to bring his worldwide philanthropic movement to Asia because of its accessibility and success.

The former president of the United States was outlining plans for the Clinton Global Initiative summit, to be held at the Grand Hyatt hotel from December 2 to 4.

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Clinton says crisis will force US to be more responsible

The financial crisis will force the United States to become more responsible with its money, which will be 'very, very good' for it, former US president Bill Clinton says.

Mr Clinton said the turmoil had taught the US what other countries had always known - that markets without proper regulations would eat themselves alive.

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Women's group seeks director

A challenging role, tailored for proactive and strategic thinkers, is on offer with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has built up credibility, trust and presence among its corporate donors and stakeholders through its research and outreach efforts.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

Made of Bricks by Kate Nash Kate Nash (CD)

Kate Nash belongs to a new generation of singers: those who promote themselves online. The 20-year-old Irish singer established her music career by uploading tracks to MySpace.

With her distinctive voice and songs that told stories of everyday life, it didn't take long for Nash to win online fans.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Poor result

Hong Kong has slipped two places to 12th, in the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness rankings. What measures can we take to prevent a further drop in this annual league table? Write to us.

2 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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