Friday 13th September 2013

Dear Reader,

Women and the size of HK boards
Webb-site has completed a database on HK-listed boards since 1990. We begin a series of analyses on board composition, starting with the number and proportion of women on boards, and the size of boards in response to changing rules on the number and proportion of "independent" directors. (13-Sep-2013)

Webb-site opens airport slot data
HK needs a full debate about how we optimally allocate scarce resources, whether it is radio spectrum for mobile phones and broadcasting, or in this case, for takeoff and landing slots at HK's airport. To facilitate that debate, Webb-site is today decrypting the Civil Aviation Department's slot data and calling for it to be added to the Data.One government portal in a machine-readable format. (9-Sep-2013)

Even in an IPO, Alibaba's Ma aims to change the game
Reuters, 12-Sep-2013

Brockman Mining (0159): CEO on bail, refutes ICAC charges
Company announcement, 12-Sep-2013

Tianjin Jinran (1265): former Chairman under investigation by the "relevant authorities"
Company announcement, 12-Sep-2013
Mr Jin Jian Ping resigned 11 days before this announcement, "owing to work reallocation".

Ex-senior executives of China Mining (0340) charged with bribery over HK$15m sale
ICAC, 12-Sep-2013
The announcement on 21-Nov-2008 claimed that the purchaser, a BVI shell, was an independent third party, but did not say who owned it, as the lax Listing Rules do not require this. Mr Luk is now CEO of Brockman Mining (0159).

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