Art as investment is a tricky business. Stocks and bonds have cash flows that can be projected and discounted to arrive at a theoretical value. Even commodities are subject to supply and demand curves. Art is altogether more nebulous. In a realm where beauty is ...
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Blame Hong Kong’s clubby world of family-controlled and male-dominated businesses. Close to a third of the city’s 2,500-odd listed companies had no women on the board as of the end of 2020.
In general, transparency is the friend of honesty, accountability and good governance. As in the political realm, Hong Kong is marching in the opposite direction
Subdivided apartments — cubicles carved out of existing flats or buildings — are an emblem of the government’s failure to tackle the city’s housing shortage.
Let’s be clear. The primary that authorities have labeled subversion is simply democratic politics as it has been conducted in Hong Kong for more than a decade.
China has issued a pilot reform plan to build Shenzhen into a economic demonstration area, and will push forward cooperation between it and Hong Kong to a higher level.
The biggest challenges to quarantined work may be mental and physical
Support from business and the potential financial damage to China help explain how protesters prevailed in their battle against the extradition bill.