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  1. 'Free and independent' advice is often tainted

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... independent financial advice is tainted by conflicts of interest. As matters stand, almost all Hong Kong advisers claim to be a providing a 'free' service. But in practice they earn hefty ... the sales of their products. Were financial advisers, more accurately described as salespeople, offering purely impartial advice, they would at least occasionally suggest that their customers invest ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Give your children a shock! HK government's bizarre advice to parents in Victoria Park

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:05pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Sign of the times? It's no surprise to locals When in the park with your children, have you ever thought about creeping up behind them as they happily play with friends and giving them the fright of their lives? That& ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - LEADERSHIP

    Book review: The Power of Noticing, by Max Bazerman

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by David Wilson

    ... and proceeds to address a slew of recent crises he blames on cognitive blindness. The corrupt energy giant Enron, the doomed space shuttle Challenger and even the 2008 financial meltdown all feature. ... signs of others' unethical behaviour," Bazerman writes, persuasively, drawing on three decades of research. One grouse is with the viability of Bazerman's advice- it appears he ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Point Yamu by Como, Phuket

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Mark Footer

    ... financial crisis optimism, the property was taken over and opened at the end of last year as the latest chic retreat in the Como portfolio. So a typical Como resort, then? Not at all- assuming ... advice about nutrition and exercise from holistic experts and a range of Asian-inspired holistic therapies, such as the exclusive 90-minute Lanna Heritage Full Body Compress, which includes Thai ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CAPITAL MARKETS

    Standard Chartered's new Hong Kong chief May Tan eyes China growth

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Ray Chan

    ... opportunities in the mainland's nascent capital markets and fast-growing yuan business as the engines of profit, since trading conditions in financial markets have been tough. The mainland economy and its developing capital market offered lots of new business for the bank in both equity and bond offerings, said Tan, who gained a wealth of knowledge about regional financial markets ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

    Financial firms struggling with Fatca compliance as deadline looms

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:53am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The first deadline for the US Internal Revenue Service's new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act falls on July 1, but will financial institutions in Asia be ready? Many HK financial firms still unprepared for Fatca Many financial institutions in Hong Kong, Singapore and other parts of the world are facing difficulties complying ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Government ignored advice on TV licences, says regulator

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Vivienne Chow, Tanna Chong

    ... 'ignored TV advice' Communications regulators accused the government of ignoring their advice and failing to respond to them before making the controversial decision not to award a free-to-air ... Tong, a senior counsel. According to the submission, all three applicants met the statutory requirements. They also met the four criteria- financial capability, programming investment, ...

  8. ING offers a package of qualified advice

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... wanting to tell customers to transact is not good enough, and that is not going to last. We have shifted from a transaction focus to an advice focus.' Financial advisers in Australia ... Bernard Wan Investors are becoming more sophisticated with better access to investment tools, and professional financial advisers have to match this with a high level of service ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    45 hectares in Ma On Shan Country Park set aside for nature after U-turn

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Enclave in Ma On Shan Country Park to be for conservation following advice of green groups 45 hectares set aside for nature after U-turn The government ... is ecologically linked with the Ma On Shan Country Park," the Planning Department wrote in an explanation of why it took the green groups' advice. Li said the area could be incorporated ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Political tensions could undermine Hong Kong as China's top financial centre: Joseph Yam

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:36pm by Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu

    ... Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu Amid tensions over electoral reform, former Monetary Authority chief warns of threat to Hong Kong as China's top financial centre Political uncertainty 'could undermine city' Hong Kong's former central banker Joseph Yam Chi-kwong has warned that the city could lose its status as China's top financial centre if political ...




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