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  • Chinese SOE employees face tax rise

    American expats have long looked at their low-tax paying peers with envy. While Englishmen, Frenchmen and others in Hong Kong have enjoyed a 17% maximum tax rate, those born in the US are also forced to pay taxes in their country of birth, even if they’ve been absent for decades.

    • 30 Jul 2020
  • Where there is a will, there is a way to get drunk

    The Covid-19 pandemic could forever change the way we as a society live and travel. Bankers may find it hardest to adjust to the new normal.

    • 23 Jul 2020
  • A virtual picture is worth a thousand words

    This year has been a strange one on many fronts, but one of the oddest things we’ve been forced to confront is the virtual meeting.

    • 16 Jul 2020
  • What a Vision! Loans banker gets curious

    When I was a banker, you only signed a non-disclosure agreement if you had serious interest in joining a deal. Not anymore.

    • 09 Jul 2020
  • When 'energy' dictates our bank balance

    Hong Kong has been my home for two decades, and there is so much I love about it — its vibrancy, the food, the people, and above all, the low tax rates.

    • 02 Jul 2020