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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... In Kwan's project, backers who pledge HK$8,000 receive an impressive package that includes a personal drawing of family and friends (up to eight people) with a background of their choice. ...

  2. Leave the family out of the eligibility test for elderly aid

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with their families. Our study last year on deprivation among the elderly fleshed out these earlier findings. We found that nearly one-third of the elderly lived without financial support from their families. Of those living alone, 40 per cent were without family financial support. But even among those who continued to live with their family, 12.5 per cent of them received no financial support. ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour blasts George Osborne over Britain's loss of AAA credit rating

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... agencies are doing, though, is reflecting the reality, and the reality is an economy which is not growing, a deficit which is getting bigger, families in real stress and a government which ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Financial studies teach students the value of money

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... When he was in Form Three, Samuel Weil, one of my outstanding IB biology students, advised me to buy Apple stock. Had I listened, I would have made a 400 per cent profit today. ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MONDAY FACE

    Monday Face: Michael Diekmann

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... I was too old," he said in his Singapore office. Diekmann said his rise to the top was aided by his family's background in the construction business, which gave him a taste of entrepreneurship. "I understood all aspects of business from my family background," he said. He also learned valuable lessons running the group's businesses in Asia, the US and Europe. ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - SHARES

    Bank of East Asia share sell to Sumitomo Mitsui eases unrest

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... topping the 2.16 per cent gain in the Hang Seng Index. BEA, Hong Kong's third- largest lender by market value, controlled by chairman David Li Kwok-po and his family, said on Tuesday ...

  7. Tax-reform boost for small firms and family spending

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Beijing's planned tax reforms next year will seek to boost domestic consumption, ease the burden on small and medium-sized firms and facilitate the growth of the services sector, finance minister Xie Xuren said in remarks ...

  8. Magazines - Money - PENSION PLANNING

    Retire with fire

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... he says. "The most valuable asset you have really is yourself and your income." In my case, as the family's sole breadwinner, that makes life insurance a priority. If I die suddenly, "your financial goals will have disappeared, but those of your family will still be maintained and there will be no income to provide for them," says Staunton. As a very bare ...

  9. News - World

    UBS ex-trader Kweku Adoboli's tears in the dock

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in London

    ... started six weeks ago, Adoboli said he believed his behaviour was not fraudulent and he had worked incredibly hard for years to generate profits. "UBS was my family and every single thing ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Islamic finance finds a rapidly growing niche in the secular world

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Haslinda Amin

    ... buildings from The Shard to regular family homes. The UK capital has more sharia-compliant financial institutions than any other Western city but Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg are striving ...




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