dead of winter Last Friday, January 23, Bloomberg moved a column across the wires with the wrong date. As it turned out, the columnist could not have written a better opening line to go with the error. It read: 'July 23 (Bloomberg) - It may be winter in Tokyo, but it's springtime for the economy.' stating the obvious Speaking of our worthy wire service rival, we also enjoyed another item out of its Tokyo bureau last Friday. The second paragraph in a short article about the Bank of Japan's December policy board meeting began: 'Policymakers said the yen had gained because of the weakness of the dollar ... ' Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Those BOJ policy board members. Wonder what they get paid. removal noticed Don't think for a minute that just because the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has moved into flash new offices in IFC 2 that it is not still pinching pennies. At a pre-holiday media briefing, at least one authority staffer handed out business cards with the new IFC 2 address typed on to a narrow strip of corrective tape and pasted over the HKMA's old Garden Road address.