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February 18, 2008

The insider trading case at Dow Jones & Company has led to the resignation of one of Hong Kong’s Executive Council members.

The insider trading case at Dow Jones & Company has led to the resignation of one of Hong Kong’s Executive Council members. David Li, the chairman and chief executive of family-owned Bank of East Asia, told ExCo chief executive Donald Tsang that “he regretted that the matter had caused public concern and thus wished to resign from the Council.”

January 18, 2008

Li Ka-shing, head of family-owned conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, has topped a new list of the 40 wealthiest people in Hong Kong with an estimated fortune of $32 billion.

Li Ka-shing (pictured), head of family-owned conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, has topped a new list of the 40 wealthiest people in Hong Kong with an estimated fortune of $32 billion. Li's wealth has soared from $22 billion last year due to rising property prices, which has lifted the development industry to new heights.

Many other families firms also feature in the list, which has been published by Forbes. Raymond, Thomas and Walter Kwok, the brothers who own development firm Sun Hung Kai Properties, came in second with $24 billion.

January 1, 2007

Another budget airline has taken to the skies, but this time it’s for far-flung destinations rather than the usual puddle jumps across Europe or North America. Oasis Airline’s founder Raymond Lee explains why his family firm is here for the long haul

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Another budget airline has taken to the skies, but this time it's for far-flung destinations rather than the usual puddle jumps across Europe or North America. Oasis Airline's founder Raymond Lee explains why his family firm is here for the long haul

September 1, 2004

The influence of China may be felt beyond the political sphere but that hasn’t stopped Hong Kong’s domestic economy from roaring ahead. Meanwhile, in Singapore it’s all change as the government bows to calls for economic reform. Hywel Lewis reviews the economic and political climate in both countries

Hywel Lewis is a freelance journalist specialising in family businesses.

The influence of China may be felt beyond the political sphere but that hasn't stopped Hong Kong's domestic economy from roaring ahead. Meanwhile, in Singapore it's all change as the government bows to calls for economic reform. Hywel Lewis reviews the economic and political climate in both countries

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