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  1. Setting ethical standards

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... Eileen Lian Ethical standards are becoming just as important to employers in the investment sector as competency in key areas. 'In order to stay competitive, investment professionals have to uphold ethical and professional standards, and provide clients with relevant, professional and credible advice,' says Ashvin Vibhakar, managing director of Asia-Pacific operations ...

  2. Time to restore common sense, realism and ethical standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... However, an essential part of setting things right is to restore common sense, realism and ethical standards. That entails extra regulation where necessary and, as importantly, ensuring ...

  3. Donors now dealing with causes instead of applying band-aids

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla The mainland's history of philanthropy and donating is deep and long-ranging, but has traditionally been less formal than the more structured set-ups often seen in more mature countries. That is changing as the country's charity sy ...

  4. Ethical topics a concern for global chief

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keitel is conscious of the need not simply to achieve steady returns, but also to promote principles of ethical investing. Just the discretionary assets under his management give the power, if not to swing markets, at least to influence thinking. 'Ethical topics are very important to us, for example, speculative investment in soft commodities like corn and wheat. About three years ago, ...

  5. Applying the brakes

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko Worry over the property market on the mainland has prompted the government to introduce a barrage of measures, including its first trial property tax aimed at curbing speculation and reining in soaring prices. Shanghai and Chongqing became the ...

  6. Brokers should apply same standards to mainland clients

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... at least ensure our brokers apply the same standards of investor protection to mainland clients. Loss of business should be no excuse. ...

  7. Trust vital if financial markets are to function

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... director, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Asia-Pacific Operations, a more regulated financial landscape has highlighted the demand for professionals who value ethics ahead of personal gain. 'For financial markets to function properly there has to be trust, this is why the highest level of professional ethical standards is one of the main pillars of the CFA qualification. ...

  8. Ethical alternative for investors

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... as well.' Under sharia law, investment must only be made in ethical industries and exclude tobacco and alcohol industries, gambling and adult entertainment. 'Interest payments are [forbidden] ...

  9. Lenders apply curbs on second-home loans

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... that it might not let second-home buyers enjoy a lower upfront payment and mortgage rate. Two other banks said our clients should apply for the mortgage as soon as possible, otherwise they will miss ...

  10. Doctor told to improve his ethics

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A doctor was yesterday ordered to learn more about professional ethics or be barred from practising for three months for issuing fake medical receipts. The Medical Council suspended the sentence for one year on general practitioner Thomas Wu provided he gained 10 points of continuous medical education on professional ethics. This means he has to devote about 10 hours ...




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