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  1. Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Rosario Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China by Cheris Chan Oxford U Press Marketing Death is a detailed study of how life insurance companies ... cent to 2.02 per cent. Chan says the market grew because of the 'rise of the new modern life in China'. AIA, the first commercial life insurer in China, faced no serious competitors ...

  2. Pension consultant has his eye on China market

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

    ... about China and the Hong Kong pension fund markets. Q. You have handled many big clients such as KMB, PCCW and San Miguel. Do you find they have different demands? A. They are concerned ... in 1995 and now have offices in Beijing and Shenzhen. In Hong Kong, we already have a solid client base as the pension fund market has been developed for a long time. In China, the privately run ...

  3. Market Calls

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... jump out of windows. Peter Liao (Nomura) says Foxconn has been hurt by its dependence on clients Nokia and Motorola, which have been losing market share to the likes of Apple and BlackBerry, ... by Foxconn. She also likes the company's move to set up a major plant in Hebei in northern China. She says that labour costs are cheaper inland and that workers are happier there, as distances ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    China's university graduates stumped over jobs, life and politics

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 04:30pm by Ernest Kao

    ... by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The CASS  Blue Book of China’s Society revealed that only 76 per cent of 2012 graduates had been able to find jobs, Caijing reported on Monday.  The CASS conducted a survey on 2,000 students and graduates from 12 colleges and universities across China. When asked about their outlook on jobs, only 30 per cent of university students felt they would ...

  5. Wen warns of huge challenges for China

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... he said. 'We expect both countries to open markets to each other. In particular, the Unites States should acknowledge China's market economy status and open the exports of hi-tech ... The questions Wen answered were apparently picked to cover the major topics in his government report. 'If last year was the most difficult for China's economy in the new century, this one ...

  6. Let market determine housing policy: experts

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... and lands policy, academics and industry specialists say. Instead, international experience suggests planners should let market forces respond to an, as yet, unknown demand for new flats. Concerns ... not impose policies to interfere in the market,' HSBC analyst Derek Cheung said. In 1997, the government imposed a large-scale housing plan to produce an annual supply of 85,000 flats in line ...

  7. Job creation best left to free market forces rather than government

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to attract more capital inflow.... With this move, we will gradually see more money invested in our stock and property markets which will give the Hong Kong economy a shot in the arm ...

  8. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's 2020 goal may fail unless core issues are tackled, say analysts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Hu's plan was still "a step forward". Chen said Beijing's leaders must cut taxes, loosen market controls, level the playing field for private businesses and give more chances for ordinary people to increase their wealth by buying property and making investments. Overbearing government control in areas such as land and market access would be "a deadly obstacle", he ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's health spending reform an encouraging sign

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and insurance coverage to reduce personal spending on health. China's market reforms placed a heavy health-care cost burden on local government and consumers. Nonetheless personal spending now ... ends meet. This explains why patients tend to expect a lot and blame doctors if treatment fails. Indeed, it is not uncommon for them to resort to violence. Given China's economic rise, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growth at any cost the cause of instability

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to basics with a more balanced macro-control policy as was used to transform China from socialism to a market economy, a system that seeks gradual adjustment rather than sudden shocks. Possibly ... Laurence Brahm Laurence Brahm says China must re-evaluate its obsession with growth at any cost and seek a more balanced, sustainable model if it is to avoid unleashing forces beyond its ...




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