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  • Social loans? What about social life?

    I was talking to a few loans bankers this week and was surprised when they revealed privately that they had very little interest in social loans. That gave me an idea.

  • Forget tokens, settle for a nice glass of wine

    It was the best of wines, it was the worst of wines. It was the age of Riesling, it was the age of cheap plonk from 7/11. It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity that anyone would charge you that much for something that tasted like Lambrini.

  • Karmic justice for vaccine queue jumpers

    Hong Kong has now vaccinated half a million people, after rolling its vaccine out to all comers last month. There have been a few hiccups – the discovery of packaging defects caused a temporary halt to the AstraZeneca jab — but most people have now had the first of their required two shots.

  • Spac rap and Musk music? Time to sell

    A wise investor once told me: when your taxi driver is recommending a stock, it’s time to sell. The idea is that once retail investors have spotted a big opportunity, it has already evaporated. What about when they’re playing it on the car radio?

  • Female empowerment in gift form

    I have been told that March 8 was International Women's Day. It’s a relatively new one to me, but I applaud the efforts people are making to celebrate the hardworking women in our lives.

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