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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve ... they were larger than the effect from one year of ageing,” says study author David R. Jacobs Jr of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Shedding new light on weight management The early bird ...

  2. Business - Economy

    China services activity picks up in March

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Services activity picks up in March Activity in the mainland's services industry rose to a four-month high last month, a private survey showed yesterday, even as persistent weakness in manufacturing has reinforced fears of a sharper-than-expected economic slowdown. The Markit/HSBC services purchasing managers index (PMI) rose to 51.9 in March from ...

  3. Business - Economy

    China retail sales lead business activity weakness, survey finds

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:01am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards nick.edwards@scmp.com Despite sagging business activity, signs of stability in credit availability and a rise in new factory orders indicate further slowdown is unlikely Retail weakness puts drag on China growth Slowing retail sales stand out as the primary drag on the mainland's economic growth so far this year, while activity in almost every other business ...

  4. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Evergrande leads with buy-back as activity picks up after short week

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Evergrande leads buy-backs, paying HK$1 billion for 312 million shares in biggest transaction Directors return to play but value of deals falls sharply Director activity ... the previous week's four-day totals of eight companies and 30 transactions. The value was sharply down from HK$161 million. While buying by directors rose, buy-back activity fell, with five ...

  5. Business - Economy

    South Korea manufacturing activity gains momentum

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korea’s manufacturing activity expanded last month at its briskest level in eight months, a private-sector survey showed on Monday, tracking a pick-up in new export orders and attesting to the economy continuing to gather momentum. The HSBC/Markit purchasing managers index (PMI) of South Korea’s manufacturing sector rose to a seasonally adjusted 50.9 from ...

  6. Activity slows in wealth management sector

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com There are signs that the heightened activity seen in the wealth management sector in 2008 and 2009 has slowed. Back then, many firms were looking ... subsided, says Allen Lo, country head of Hong Kong at UBS and the bank's chief executive of wealth management in the city. 'Particularly from Europe, though at the same time, we have seen ...

  7. The rise of actively managed ETFs and other matters of faith

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is debate about whether actively managed funds are a good fit with the ETF platform and whether they are superior to the mutual funds already available. First, a clarification of terms. Actively managed funds are commonly seen in the realm of unlisted mutual funds. They are 'active' in the sense that the fund managers are regularly trading, buying assets they believe have upside ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Chinese factory activity expands more slowly, HSBC final PMI shows

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:00am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s factory activity expanded at the slowest pace in three months last month, weighed down by shrinking export orders, a private survey showed on Thursday, consistent with views the economy’s growth rate has moderated into the end of the year. The final HSBC/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) slipped to 50.5 from 50.8 in November, ...

  9. Always think positive and be mentally active

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Queenie Siu Ping-sum (left) of Prudential Assurance Company was promoted from associate financial planner to team manager early this month. She believes that the key to success lies ... of Lethbridge, Canada, in 2010, major in international management. After graduation, I returned to Hong Kong to find work. How do you start your day? My work is very enriching and full of challenges. ...

  10. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Luks chief boosts stake while selling activity still high

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Purchases by four board members in Country Garden highlight optimism on stock value Luks chief boosts stake while selling activity still high Selling of their own company ... at HK$1.59 each. The stock closed at HK$1.41 on Friday. Robert Halili is managing director of Asia Insider ...




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