Kelvin Avon, music producer

What I'm reading: I've just finished The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I'm a closet fantasy book reader. This series [Kingkiller Chronicles] is one of the best I have read in a long time.

Sunday, 23 October, 2011, 12:00am

He's behind you!

Snow White and seven dwarves are coming soon to a theatre near you. But don't assume you know the story: as three of the principals explain, when you go to a pantomime, you never know what to expect.

'Everybody knows the children's story. But this fairy tale-turned-pantomime is for both kids and adults,' says Hamish Campbell, a Year 12 student at South Island School.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

New job on board first of many

SIR Hamish has picked up his first non-executive directorship.

He is to immediately join the board of the GBP25 million (HK$298 million) Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies fund, managed by the Scottish fund management group, Stewart Ivory.

2 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

In the pink

WHAT a cheerful Budget. But the public's response to the last Budget from Sir Hamish Macleod, who is taking early retirement to make way for a local successor in August, has been mixed.

However, it can't be denied that Sir Hamish was cleverer than before in formulating the annual budget by paying adequate attention to an election year.

14 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

A sober affair

SIR Hamish Macleod's last hurrah was, as the pundits had suggested, a sober affair. Sir Hamish may have been moved to offer some bigger tax breaks for the territory but in the end the overriding concern was paving the smoothest path possible for the transition.

5 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Sir Hamish offers little to lift spirits of flagging market

Property SIR Hamish spoke at length on the property market, but provided little in the way of action.

Property developers had been hoping the Financial Secretary would signal relaxation of the recent interventionist stranglehold on the private sector housing market.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

No shock, no risk

'NO excitement and no surprise' was how the investment community perceived the Budget.

Sir Hamish's message to investors, who were concerned about the level of corporate tax and stamp duty on share transfers and real estate, was 'no change'.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Name the next little addition to the family after Uncle Hamish

IF you're a member of the sandwich class with nine kids, you should name your next one Hamish in memory of the man who has just handed you $69,000.

Yes, while accountants were dubbing it the 'no surprises' budget, a better name could have been the 'cash for kids budget'.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Hamish open to questions

PEOPLE will have the chance to question Sir Hamish and Mr Tsang's deputy, Kwong Ki-chi through panel discussions. Sir Hamish will talk about the coming financial year on RTHK Radio 3's Hong Kong Today this morning from 7.45 am, taking calls on 2338 8266 for English.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Cautious moves 'justified'

A CAUTIOUS approach was justified in his revenue proposals, Sir Hamish said.

He said the scope for reform of Hong Kong's 'already very simple' tax system was limited, and so was the scope for further reductions if the revenue base was not to be unduly eroded.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

HK set for 5.5pc increase this year

GDP HONG KONG appeared to have established a pattern for the 1990s of steady, sustainable economic growth, Sir Hamish said, predicting a 5.5 per cent increase in gross domestic product (GDP) this year, unchanged from 1994.

Sir Hamish said Hong Kong's record over the past 25 years of continuous GDP growth did not mean it could be complacent.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Getting beyond a joke

THERE were jovial greetings and gales of laughter on the government benches as the territory's top brains went around repeating each other's jokes.

'Big spender!' said one government secretary, pointing to a colleague in mock accusation.

'Revenue generator!' replied the other with a proud puff of the chest.

Others joined in the chorus.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Need for derivative guidelines

THE Barings disaster has made the need for improved guidelines on derivatives trading more urgent, Sir Hamish said.

He said the Government was examining the case to see what lessons could be learned for Hong Kong.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Macleod's wonder years

WHEN Sir Hamish Macleod stands up to present what will be his last Budget on Wednesday, Hong Kong's business community could be forgiven for saying: 'Isn't this where we came in?' It certainly looks like it.

25 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Sir Hamish calls for accurate headlines

THANK you for the invitation to describe my New Year resolution. Instead, I hope in a spirit of seasonal goodwill you will let me suggest one for you, and indeed for all editors in the coming year. And that you will print it.

The resolution is a deceptively simple one, which if implemented would revolutionise the newspaper industry - namely, to write accurate headlines.

31 Dec 1994 - 12:00am