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Gareth Hewett

HSBC invites occupiers to unoccupy plaza

HSBC has asked anti-capitalist campaigners who have been occupying the plaza under its Central offices for more than six months to leave voluntarily, to make way for a series of community activities.

Thursday, 31 May, 2012, 12:00am

HSBC invites occupiers to unoccupy plaza

HSBC has asked anti-capitalist campaigners who have been occupying the plaza under its Central offices for more than six months to leave voluntarily, to make way for a series of community activities.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Occupy Central' protest halts cancer fund-raiser

HSBC has cancelled an annual charity fair and parade scheduled for Saturday because of safety and security issues created by the Occupy Central protesters camped below the bank's headquarters.

The Halloween Charity Parade was organised to raise support for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

If there's blood on the streets, it's time to buy

It is a good time to invest when a crisis strikes. This is an old idea. The old adage goes a good time to invest is when there is blood on the streets.

Yet investors are rarely brave enough to jump in during periods of social strife.

3 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Priority loans fail to excite investors

There is little to get excited about following the issue of the list of 300 companies by the Chinese Government to receive favourable loans in the second half of the year.

Crosby Securities contends the hoop-la surrounding the priority loan schemes might be misplaced.

15 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Apollo's annual report really is Greek tragedy

Apollo was the Greek god of the sun, a patron of music and poetry along with order and self-discipline.

It seems unfortunate then that China Apollo should have used this great symbol of early Western mythology as its namesake.

The 1995 group annual report of this new listing is out and it makes for sad reading.

4 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Firm triples directors' pay

Directors at mainland foodstuffs company Ng Fung Hong have seen their emoluments more than triple to $14.57 million.

Emoluments rose 268 per cent from $3.96 million on the back of a rise in attributable profit of 127 per cent to $302.7 million and a 116.8 per cent rise in earnings per share to 36 cents.

7 May 1996 - 12:00am

Clouds need to be cleared away at Onfem

Onfem Holdings is a property and non-ferrous metals business which has managed to change its accounting period twice in four years, making it difficult to work out what is going on.

7 May 1996 - 12:00am

Top Form never quite lived up to its name

Lingerie-maker Top Form International has hit the rocks. By this time next year, unless there is a miracle, the company we see today will almost definitely not be around.

Top Form has a liquidity problem. Debt repayments have been re-scheduled and, after an independent review by accountants, non-core assets are due to be sold.

22 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

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