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Paul Y Engineering, only weeks away from upgrading its name to the exalted "Louis XIII Holdings", is readying itself for this higher plane. A missive from its public relations firm arrives headed, "Behold the world's most fabulous jewels at Louis XIII".

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013, 5:55am

New Asia-Pacific boss of CFA Institute backs low exam pass rate

Paul Smith, MD for Asia-Pacific at the CFA Institute.

Mention Paul Smith, and many people will think of the British fashion designer known for his use of multicoloured stripes.

Ironically, his style of menswear does not suit his Hong Kong-based namesake, the Paul Smith who was recently appointed managing director for Asia-Pacific operations at the CFA Institute.

26 Jan 2013 - 5:03am

Couple in the market for a special setting

Candice Chan and Leonard Chao went to great lengths to transform Western Market in Sheung Wan into the perfect venue for a night of wedding celebrations.

Candice, 26, creative director at J. Candice Interior Architects, and Leonard, 29, the managing director of property firm Lechare Holdings, were married on May 5 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Job cuts could send some bankers and brokers to the beach

One of the city's leading finance industry headhunters fired off a gloomy note earlier this week to his clients. 'It's pretty clear that bloodletting is imminent,' said Russell Kopp, who is a managing director with Correlate Search.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

CLEAR the air

Homebuyers in Hong Kong will soon be facing something their counterparts in most countries are used to - the use of 'saleable' floor area rather than 'gross' floor area when calculating prices in transactions.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wonder woman of recruitment

Louisa Yeung Shek-shek is the managing director for Michael Page International's finance and human resources (HR) disciplines across Hong Kong and southern China. She is also the mother of two girls, a keen runner and an action movie fan. The qualified accountant loves the challenges of her work but has managed to strike a healthy balance between her career and family life.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Field day for financial analysts

The latest perspectives, concepts, research, and practical solutions to Asian and global investment challenges were put under the spotlight this week during the first Asia Pacific Investment Conference organised by the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts (HKSFA).

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Consultants foresee rise in revenues from China

International property consultants expect to see a significant rise in revenues from their businesses throughout mainland China despite the clouded outlook for the country's residential market this year.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Shining prospects at Raine and Horne

Whether it is a bull or a bear market, there are always ways for those who are good at investing to make money. Raine and Horne serves clients who wish to diversify their portfolio and aim to preserve their wealth or make money amid economic volatility.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Making a difference

You don't have to be a multinational to make a big difference. The staff of Bridges Executive Centre, which has two serviced-office locations in Central and Admiralty, have been contributing to society for the past five years with resourcefulness, dedication and enthusiasm.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Finding the essence of service

Moving from a high-powered marketing role to cleaning tables and mopping floors might seem a backward step to most people, but to Randy Lai, it seemed like a smart move. Having worked her way up to the rank of vice-president of McDonald's Restaurants (Hong Kong), she was aware that, compared with other senior colleagues, her resume lacked a crucial element: frontline operational experience.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

What's up, Career Doc?

Just as people switch careers, so we are tweaking the format of our popular 'Career Doctor' series. We have decided to make these changes in response to you, dear readers. You reflect the mind-boggling diversity of real-world demographics, academic levels, professional qualifications and personal preferences.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Warning on bogus interview requests

The maritime community has been warned to be wary of people claiming to be representatives of mainland government departments or newspapers, following a spate of bogus contacts to companies.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

First impressions count

The first time you are introduced to someone can give that person a good or bad impression of you that will last a long time. So, on first meeting someone, it is important to say the right thing and to respond in a polite way when someone greets you

Responding to an introduction

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

City set for new auction record

The auction tomorrow of the Borrett Road luxury residential site in Mid-Levels is likely to set a record land price for Hong Kong, according to property analysts.

Surveyors expect the site, at 21, 23 and 25 Borrett Road, will sell for between HK$12 billion and HK$15 billion, or HK$27,500 and HK$34,500 per square foot.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am