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  1. Social security funds illegally spent on stocks, court finds

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has found that government and state company officials illegally funnelled more than 6 billion yuan into the stock market in the past four years, ... security was diverted to the stock market from 2003 to last year, according to a court statement made available yesterday. Judge Zou Bihua was quoted by state media as saying that amount was part ...

  2. Global stocks rally boosts pension funds

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Strong stock market performances worldwide helped Hong Kong's 300 or so pension funds achieve an average return of 10.4 per cent in the second quarter - the best quarterly result ... for the retirement-fund market. 'Retirement funds have recorded three years of negative returns as markets suffered after the global sell-off in equities,' he said. Stock markets benefited from improved ...

  3. Your money- Tony Woo Yik-man

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... and invested in the stock market. So I had enough money to invest. YP: What does your company do? W: We are a design consultant. We do background analysis and highlight problems on our clients' ... stocks, which is very risky. You should be able to manage your money well before you invest in the stock market. ...

  4. Extra 25b yuan from annuities to flood market

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it tries to revive the market. The central government will soon allow the mainland's annuities, which hold 252.5 billion yuan in assets, to invest a maximum 30 per cent in stocks, up from ... In 2008, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said it would give corporate annuities wider access to the stock market as it tried to talk up the then-beleaguered market. The China Insurance ...

  5. Spooked markets erase pension gains

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Most Hong Kong pension funds have seen their modest first-quarter gains wiped out over the past two months, with fund managers blaming poor stock and bond markets ... not celebrate too soon- as their March flowers had been flooded by showers in the past two months. Global stock markets have been spooked by strong United States economic data and the attendant prospect ...

  6. Pension consultant has his eye on China market

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the global stock market downturn. However, we have seen the market bounce back recently to provide a return of about 9 per cent in the first half of this year. Q. What are Watson Wyatt's ... while local stock markets are very volatile. Government bonds and bank deposits only offer very low returns. Q. How can China solve its pension problems? A. Some state-owned enterprises have ...

  7. Hiring unhindered by market slides

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... over two normally devastating stock market slides in February and last month to record a three-year high in the number of vacancies posted for a first quarter, latest figures show. But while ... have had significant effects on employment, he said. 'Something like the stock exchange blip would typically send a huge ripple through the market. It would have put hiring on an absolute ...

  8. MPF may win some fans but choice is still the answer

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... should take over this aspect at no cost to the employees and leave the investment side and the fees to the free market.' This review of the MPF rings several bells for me. To start with, ... a different view of things at the bottom of the market in 2003. It just won't do. Whether these people are being skinned because their employers pick the service providers, as I have argued, ...

  9. Events

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Don't let the credit crunch become a talent crunch'. Hong Kong Club. British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'SME survival strategies for the economic downturn'. British Consulate-Ge ...

  10. Job losses in financial sector weigh down London prices

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... the reality for London of the current banking crisis and the turbulent stock market which leads to wider instability.' Lucian Cook, director of Savills Research, said prime central London ... in the British capital, Mr Cook said. 'The city's employment and bonus expectations will together with the reaction of non-doms determine how the prime London property market fares in 2008. We ...




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