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  • Of capital markets and soul

    This week, my thoughts are with friends in Beijing, who are once again reliving one of their worst nightmares. No, not the second wave of Covid-19 infections, but having to take the test to see if they had the virus.

    • 24 Jun 2020
  • Drinking to our health

    Spare a thought for your colleagues in London or New York. Most of them are still working from home, juggling over-crowded, pointless conference calls with parental oversight and even the odd bit of real work. Those of us in Hong Kong are back to normal.

    • 18 Jun 2020
  • Banking, booze and cigarettes

    There are many reasons to like Hong Kong, despite the goings-on in the city these days. I should know, having lived here for many decades.

    • 11 Jun 2020
  • Hidden depths: a sampling of Hong Kong bars

    Hong Kong’s bar scene caters to a broad range of clientele. Boorish expats drink in Lan Kwai Fong, huddling on street corners over cigarettes and pints of lager. Posh chancers turn to The Captain’s Bar, the Chinnery or Sevva. Creative types end up in temples of self-congratulation like Piqniq, Woobar or Feather Boa. But only the finest Bacchanalians find their way into one of Hong Kong’s hidden bars.

    • 04 Jun 2020