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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 ... misfortunes', writes Chan, who based her research on Shanghai in the early 2000s. Chinese define 'a good life' as living well towards the end of life, and 'a good death' as dying ...

  2. Cultural exchange puts a risky price on art

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Young Wang This spring, Lu Yongsheng, a novice investor in fine art, increased his investment sixfold in less than a month by trading on the Tianjin Cultural Artwork Exchange, the second ... investment. The Tianjin Cultural Artwork Exchange was launched on January 26. The first organisation in the world to list shares in artwork, the Art Exchange, launched just a couple of weeks earlier, ...

  3. Initiatives aim to bridge gap between two cultures

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... culture, its history, its language, its mores.' HSBC has helped to send Chinese teachers to schools in Britain, given support to teaching Putonghua at British schools, and sent English ... seen by 22,000 students. British Council director Ruth Gee said the British and Chinese cultures had much in common. 'We share a good track record in creativity and innovation. We share ...

  4. Citigroup unit taps Chinese millionaires

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... approved foreign currency products to Chinese and foreign residents and approved local currency products to foreigners. It aims to serve clients with a net worth of at least US$10 million. 'In ... high savings rate, entrepreneurial culture, and the swift modernisation of its banking sector. The Merrill Lynch-Capgemini World Wealth Report 2005 says there are at least 300,000 mainland ...

  5. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing ... in China, the RMB is likely to become one of the major reserve currencies of the region," he said. Li Wei, a Standard Chartered Bank economist, said: "The Chinese authorities have been ...

  6. UBS stresses culture of volunteerism

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... institution emphasises a culture of volunteerism. Boyd-Thomas says their community investment efforts also provide quality mentoring exchanges that are about working not just with young people ...

  7. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of China’s biggest bitcoin exchange on Friday said there were “boundless opportunities” for the digital currency in the country because of the Chinese saving ethic. “The main reason why bitcoin has become big in China is because Chinese people are savers, and more people are seeing bitcoin as a way to store and invest their money,” Linke Yang, vice-president of BTC China, told reporters ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - ASK THE FOODIE BRIAN GOLDBERG

    Ask the Foodie: Brian Goldberg

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... Chinese population or street food culture could work, even London. Maybe even France, as it has an existing crêpe culture.   What are some of your favourite restaurants? I am addicted ... realised his heart just wasn't in it. Instead, Goldberg, now 35, went on to get a bachelor's degree in Chinese studies and a master's degree in Asian studies, writing his thesis ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Banks press Chinese mainland developers to speed property sales

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li, Victoria Ruan and Peggy Sito Banks press developers to speed property sales Banks have reportedly asked highly leveraged mainland developers to speed up property sales, in a tougher refinancing environment. Alan Chiang Sheung-lai, head of reside ...

  10. Successive European scandals shock Chinese banks

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Rapidly escalating scandals involving several major international banks in recent months have shocked not only shareholders but also Chinese banks ... 'Of course we are shocked,' said a veteran Chinese banker who has a business relationship with both British banks. 'Honestly speaking, HSBC used to have a pretty good image among ...




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