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Lai See

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Friday, 9 July, 2004, 12:00am

Lai See

LOST IN TRANSLATION

Who said the plutocratically inclined Liberal Party doesn't have a populist bone in its body politic? When asked on Tuesday why he was running for the financial services seat in Legco, E2 Capital (Holdings) executive co-chairman and Liberal Party member Fung Ka-pun told our reporter he 'wanted to contribute to society'.

15 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

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WIRING THE SPRATLEYS

14 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

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RICH AND POOR

Lai See took time out yesterday to examine the Hong Kong Government's budget estimates for 2004-05.

How good to see that the civil service has earmarked $190,000 for 'staff suggestions and motivation schemes' - money, apparently, for civil servants 'who have made valuable suggestions to improve the efficiency of the civil service ... '

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

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Off the menu

How the mighty have fallen. Planet Hollywood chairman, Robert Ian Earl, has 25 years experience running restaurant firms and was named in Time magazine's 1997 'Most important people in America.'

16 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

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seeing red

The East may be more pink these days but red faces still seem to be in fashion at China Unicom.

At the firm's recent spring dinner, the troops were allowed a little revenge on the bosses via a series of embarrassing games.

6 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

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'old on tight

We spotted a sign at the Gold and Silver Exchange yesterday warning people over 65 to stay off the trading floor, on the grounds that it is a vigorous activity with lots of shoving and bumping that can easily lead to injury. Who knew?

27 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

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Saving Hong Kong's face

It was a routine phone call one of our reporters placed yesterday to the Shenzhen municipal government for a check of the latest monthly container throughput figures recorded by the special economic zone's various ports.

3 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

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FIT AS A FUND MANAGER

By recent standards, it was a dull day on the market yesterday with turnover at only about $11 billion. All sorts of reasons were proffered by market watchers. But the one we liked best had it that a lot of fund management firms field teams for the annual Trailwalker endurance test and they were tired after their exertions.

11 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

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PLA in fishy foray

A US$50 million Shanghai aquarium is preparing to list in Singapore. According to a recent media report from the Lion City, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is planning to float shares there in January. The company - described as an 'underwater theme park' - is apparently partly held by Poly Technologies, the investment arm of the People's Liberation Army.

3 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

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DENGUE FEVER INDICATOR

Think advertising doesn't work? Especially those annoying television infomercials that go on forever and give a hotline number for viewers to call? Think again.

Our Markets editor arrived at work on Friday to find more than 50 messages on her voicemail - and still more streaming in.

13 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

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spin cycle

Henderson Land's $2.98 billion share placement predictably sent property stocks into a spin. You do not have to be a wide-eyed conspiracy theorist to figure that Hong Kong firms will grab at the chance to flog fresh shares on apparently good terms.

Traders spent most of yesterday guessing who was the next big diluter.

8 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

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FLUSHED WITH SUCCESS

Lawyers gathered last Thursday for their annual Oscars - the Asian Legal Business awards - where Asia's finest bask in glory of this year's wheeling and dealing.

And what an interesting sponsor line-up they had this year. Our favourite was HydroHealth Colon Hydrotherapy sponsoring the best capital markets law firm award.

29 Sep 2003 - 12:00am