Paul Chan: HK's new finance chief has familiar failings

Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss? Hong Kong's new financial chief is facing some familiar problems. Baggage from his old job left him short of the political capital to tackle them.

Our annual Finance Minister of the Year study takes into account not only the actions of a minister takes to bolster his or her respective economy, but also aspects of their personal behaviour that detracted from the credibility and prestige of the institutions they represent.

Today's entry is a minister who has fallen short on both counts in a city that badly needs better leadership.

RANKED 10TH PAUL CHAN, HONG KONG

After four years as Hong Kong's development minister, Paul Chan stepped up to become financial secretary in January last year. And he carried plenty of baggage as he took over...

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