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Thursday Think Tank

1 Disneyland's financial report worse than expected ... it seems it's not just a small world, but a small market, after all

2 Fee proposed for electronic goods disposal ... and it's an extra 50 cents if you want to dump it in a plastic bag

Thursday, 21 January, 2010, 12:00am

New internet curbs a step in wrong direction

The internet is a boundless frontier of business, education and recreation opportunities. The central government has curtailed those benefits by seeing it as a threat. The decision this week to stop individuals from having their own websites damagingly restricts possibilities.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Munce's release from jail after 'tips for bets' scandal will provide stewards with some serious food for thought

One of the more interesting aspects of the early season comes with the release from jail of Australian jockey Chris Munce.

Munce (pictured) was sentenced to 30 months on March 1, 2007, after the so-called 'tips for bets' case brought by the ICAC, and the 20 months he was expected to serve will be completed on October 31.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Contracts rule over people's pockets

'Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, saying rising inflation had made these 'difficult times', told lawmakers the financial needs of people would outweigh the interests of shareholders when government considered a rise in fees for public services.'

SCMP, May 16

19 May 2008 - 12:00am

Telecoms world eyes WiMax trial in US

Billions at stake over next generation mobile

Telecommunications operators worldwide will be monitoring customer response to the world's first commercial operation of a mobile WiMax service this year. At stake is billions of dollars of revenue expected to flow from the next generation service.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Company sticks to its guns and focuses on service

Companies in the competitive world of telecommunications will take drastic measures to get ahead of their rivals. Usually this means slashing prices and offering more minutes of call time for less cost.

The HKIHRM/SCMP People Management Awards 2007 finalist, City Telecom (Hong Kong), however, has strived instead to win more customers by providing better services.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am