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Kwong Ki-Chi

Jockey Club suspends former HKEx chief

A former chief executive of the stock exchange has had his Jockey Club membership suspended for a year, reportedly after a dispute with a property tycoon heir.

Friday, 30 December, 2011, 12:00am


STOCK EXCHANGE BOSS Kwong Ki-chi is one of my regular targets in this column but it is always under my name when I have a go at him. Unlike some people who have been targeting him recently, I do not hide.

19 Aug 2002 - 12:00am


THE LAST big experiment I remember in stock exchange trading hours was just over 20 years ago, when Wednesday afternoon trading was suspended for a time to help brokers catch up with their mid-week paperwork.

14 Mar 2002 - 12:00am


AND HERE IS the latest in the brilliant thoughts of Mr Kwong Ki-chi, a man who just cannot get it into his head that he has left government to take a job in finance and whom we shall therefore have to redesignate as the secretary for exchange services.

17 Sep 2001 - 12:00am


STOCK EXCHANGE boss Kwong Ki-chi obviously believes in the work ethic. He wants brokers to take no lunch break and then rush back from a two-hour dinner break to sit on the dealing desk for another three hours until 11pm.

10 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Adapt or die, SAR firms are warned

Hong Kong companies face extinction if they ignore electronic commerce or feel threatened by it, according to the Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting.

At a symposium on global competitiveness, Kwong Ki-chi said there were still ample opportunities for conventional businesses to add value through the development of new services on the Internet.

9 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

International calls open to all

The Government will allow an unlimited number of companies to operate in the international telecommunications market, confirming a proposal it made last month.

Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting Kwong Ki-chi said an early decision was needed in order to allow service providers to get ready for the start of deregulation at the end of this year.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

TV, phone planning defended

A senior official denied yesterday that separate consultations on TV and telecommunications policies would produce an incomplete picture on how the two might be integrated.

The Government will issue consultation papers simultaneously next month and policy decisions will be made by the end of the year, Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting Kwong Ki-chi said.

11 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Computer set-up can cope with the millennium bug

The new airport will be immune to the millennium bug, Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting Kwong Ki-chi said yesterday.

10 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

SAR still ironing out bug, says chief

About 20 per cent of the SAR's critical computer systems have still to be cleared for the new millennium, according to the Government's information technology chief.

25 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Technology bill $13m extra

Restructuring triggered by Tung Chee-hwa's information technology commitments will cost at least $13 million more each year, provisional legislators have been told.

Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting-designate Kwong Ki-chi is looking for four extra directorate staff and 10 others to flesh out Mr Tung's policy.

25 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Land premium doubles to $71.9b

Revenue from sales of land this financial year doubled to $71.9 billion but is expected to drop by 30 per cent next year.

The revenue had been expected to be about $34.48 billion.

The jump is mainly due to higher prices at public auctions, with $42.6 billion generated compared with an expected $11.9 billion.

14 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Spending surge 'to be covered by revenue growth'

OFFICIALS maintained yesterday that spending would not exceed revenue despite the big increase in expenditure due over the next five years.

Speaking at a meeting of the provisional legislature's financial affairs panel, Secretary for Treasury Kwong Ki-chi said spending would increase by five per cent in the coming five years.

12 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Straight-talker offers a word to the wise

Hong Kong's top number-cruncher yesterday revealed the secret of civil service-speak . . . never use one word when 10 will do.

Secretary for Treasury Kwong Ki-chi was surprisingly blunt when talking about the art of diplomacy.

25 May 1996 - 12:00am