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  • High rents leave bankers in the pink

    We all know Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world. It makes us almost prouder to live here because it says, without the need to be explicitly vulgar, “we can afford it” and therefore “we are very rich”. I often congratulate myself on life’s achievements as I look down from the lofty heights of the Peak.

    • 30 Oct 2014
  • Going all out this awards season

    It’s that time of the year again – awards season. Every banker is getting a pep talk about how to behave, calendars are jammed with meetings with every publication out there and the even most senior and inaccessible bankers suddenly become available for chit-chats with journalists.

    • 23 Oct 2014
  • Speaking the language of money

    Sometimes it seems like TaiTai is speaking another language. I don’t understand half of what she says: facials, pedicures and skin peeling.

    • 16 Oct 2014
  • Office views and CEO spies

    Gone are the days of mere 15-floor office blocks in Hong Kong. Now, when I make my way down to the city, I dare not strain my neck looking up at all the cloud-level pillars. Fortunately, from my usual perch on The Peak I don’t have my view obstructed by what are basically huge battery farms for bankers.

    • 09 Oct 2014