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On the Road Again

By Benjamin Butler


En Route to Singapore 


I have started writing this note at the lounge of Singapore Airlines in Hong Kong.


I just read about the news in Hong Kong today that Deutsche Bank’s Head of Asia Pacific Equities totaled his Ferrari 458 Spider and killed a security guard, in a car park. It’s quite common here for bankers and other affluent executives to be driving supercars. Usually they drive them for the brief distance into work (often no more than 20 minutes) and back each night. They sit in the car parks of these skyscrapers like the IFC2 or ICC all day. It does seem to be all about image.


I have quite a trip ahead of me. Today I am flying to Sydney via Singapore. It seems that people are taking this latest contagious disease – MERS – quite seriously. I saw a lot of people today wearing masks. ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.

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