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  1. Financial adviser guilty of cheating investor

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A British financial adviser was found guilty of cheating a City University professor by investing his money in a fund she had not told him about and giving him false information about the value of his portfolios. Pauline Ellen Cousins, 66, had helped Dr Lindsay James Miller buy shares in Microsulis costing HK$1.75 million. ...

  2. Spotlight falls on managers

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... with Amanda Lee An investment manager's past performance is a weak indicator of future performance, many of the respondents say in a survey. The poll was conducted last month by global consulting firm Watson Wyatt. About 70 Hong Kong-based institutio ...

  3. Financial life support

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Reports of a series of hospital blunders have called people's attention to the standards of Hong Kong's public health care services. These have included: the deaths ... considerably on health care services, for two reasons. First, the current annual expenditure of HK$30 billion only accounts for 3.4 per cent of gross domestic product, which is far less than the 15 per ...

  4. A financial cure

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... is that a tax-financed public health care system, providing costly services at notional charges for the whole population, cannot keep up with the growth in demand and the advance in medical technology. ... as welfare for lower-income people, then perhaps the recipients would have lower expectations. Those who wanted better services would go to the private sector, and would ensure they could pay ...

  5. Ride the financial storm in a teacup

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... section would suit them most. Exhibits on display include tea, processed tea and tea products, tea packaging, tea processing equipment and testing services, tea ware, tea bar/organisation, tea ...

  6. Financial fruits

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... services, or global medical inflation, the things we can change can make a big difference. Disappointingly, the document dismisses out-of-pocket payments as an option, citing ... much each needs to spend for basic health care. The fact is that excessively low or non-existent user fees will cause waste and undermine prevention. We need to preserve some financial ...

  7. Medical cover key to financial game plan

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson Hong Kong's citizens must have a financial game plan for retirement that accounts for all types of health-care costs as well as medical inflation, say financial advisory ... spending. In the face of this, the Hong Kong government is reviewing public hospital services and charges, and encouraging the provision of health care by the private sector. One of the key risks ...

  8. Shortage of nurses hits transplant service

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and the authority, which has 20,000 nurses, is losing about 800 a year to the private sector and overseas. It aims to recruit more than 1,300 general nurses this financial year, but it expects fewer than ... and would start the service at Tuen Mun Hospital. Queen Mary Hospital would seek to hire more nurses to support four more beds. But the authority did not provide a timetable for these measures. ...

  9. Wen leads push for affordable medical services

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the financial capability varies from province to province and the demand for medical services differs too,' said Fu Hua, a professor in Fudan University's School of Public Health. Professor ... affordable medical services. A meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao endorsed the guidelines 'in principle' and ordered each province to select a couple of cities or city districts to carry ...

  10. Exploitation of health service must be stopped

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ombudsman, is nonetheless well equipped for gauging value for the health dollar, having served as permanent secretary for financial services and the treasury. The problem outlined by Mr Lai ... Access to first-class, affordable health care services is one of the benefits of living in Hong Kong. But the heavy demand for them strains patient-care resources and weighs heavily ...




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