October 9, 2008

Bank Failure Causes Riots in Hong Kong and Thailand


http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1008/hongkong.html


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There have been riots on the streets of Hong Kong following heavy losses
at the city's Hang Seng index. The Hang Seng closed over 8% lower with
losses in banks, communications companies and exploration companies.
Customers are trying to get their money out of bank branches and many
are protesting about losses related to the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...C_s&refer=asia

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Thailand Stocks, Currency Fall as Police Clash With Protesters

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Thai stocks and the baht fell, while the cost of protecting external debt from default surged, as police clashed with protesters surrounding parliament, deepening concern the political crisis will speed an exit by investors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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Recently an insurance company nearly wind up....
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A bank is nearly bankrupt......filing chapter 11 protection.
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How it affect you? Did you buy insurance? Did you buy mini note or bonds?
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Who fault?
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They bailout trouble finance company, but they will not bail out your credit card bills…….Should they have use the bail out $$ to pump into all different industries instead ……You got no choice, and no point pointing finger but you can prevent similar things from happen again……
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Are you a partisan?
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Since the bailout already done, the question now is besides letting the economic back on track, what regulation should be done to prevent similar things from happen again…..

Eg.
The top management of the Public listed company ( belong to "public" ) monthly salary should be tied a portion of it to the shares price ( IPO or ave 5 years ).... so when the shares price drop, it don't just penalise the investors, but those who don't take well care of the company.....If this rule is pass on, without any need of further regulation, all industries ( as long as it is public listed ) will be self regulated......because the top management will be concern about their own pay check…… Instead of spending big money on hotel stay and luxury function……..
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Whenever anywhere, anytime, there is election campaign.....We can use this to question your candidate there….. if you agree on my point, please share with many people as possible.... Finance and Media are the two only industries can shaken politics ( Maybe Hackers can ), please help to highlight also...
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