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  1. China gives minorities a lift in financial industry shake-up

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to approve a series of regulations that will include a much-needed strengthening of rules governing the financial industry. The revisions to the Company Law and the Securities Law would reduce ... shareholders. The company now owes billions of yuan to thousands of individual and corporate clients of the 21 financial institutions it owns and creditors of hundreds of other companies. The number ...

  2. Insurance expo highlights a lucrative industry

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Charlotte Petrie

    ... through the eyes of industry giant Manulife International. The expo is an opportunity for the company to entertain current and potential clients, and find new insurance agents. It is also a chance for job seekers to delve deeper into one of the world's most lucrative industries. Manulife is looking for about 500 new insurance agents for its expanding business in Hong Kong, a staff ...

  3. Ma discusses growing financial co-operation between HK and China

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCMP.com Updated at 5.52pm: Hong Kong's financial system was playing an increasingly important role in China's economic development, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang said on Friday. Speaking to the Forum on Management of Insurance Funds in Beijing, Mr Ma discussed the growing co-operation between industries in Hong Kong ...

  4. StanChart unit offers financial grounding

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis The long-established bank's FCI division is committed to raising standards in the industry and educating the next generation of financiers For those interested in a career in the financial services sector, the Financial Career Institute (FCI), a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank, offers programmes grounded in the finance and banking industry. Programmes include banking ...

  5. Farmers promised financial assistance

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry processes millions of tonnes of birds a year and is the second largest in the world, according to official figures. Hundreds of thousands of people work in small poultry farms across the country. 'The poultry industry has played a vital role in our rural economic development... The government will take measures to minimise the losses suffered by farmers and related businesses ...

  6. Vital new era in financial planning looms

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Another 25,000 industry professionals will be needed to meet demand as more people in Asia seek advice Financial planning is a discipline in motion. Consumers are increasingly ... of standardisation, designation, fees and the general direction of the financial services industry. With a growing number of analysts predicting that financial planning will emerge during the next 20 years ...

  7. Capital going for gold in financial services events

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... foreign financial institutions access to clients with national or even international operations. 'The prosperity of Beijing's financial industry does not hinge entirely on the size of the regional economy,' Mr Lu said on the sidelines of a Hong Kong conference concerning yuan banking in Beijing. 'Just like Hong Kong.' The financial industry accounted for 14.2 per cent ...

  8. Leadership set to meet on financial reforms

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the banking, securities and insurance industries- and the valuation of the yuan. The annual conference, chaired by the State Council, 'will set the blueprint and guidelines for overall reforms ... been reports the other two 'Big Four' banks, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the Agricultural Bank of China, will be next in line for state bailouts. The reforms ...

  9. $239m offer to poultry industry

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Poultry vendors and workers will be offered $239 million in financial assistance under the government's proposed scheme to do away with the live poultry industry ... their licences, according to a document that will be discussed in the Legislative Council today. Retraining and financial aid will be made available to employees made redundant. Vendors who decide ...

  10. Retail financial advisers at the crossroads

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Lotte Pang

    ... Lotte Pang Regulators must try harder to find a happy medium between maintaining a vibrant industry and adequate protection for consumers An end-of-year report card on Hong Kong's retail financial services sector would be mixed, with some reprehensible behaviour, feathers in a few caps and an over-riding sense that the industry must try harder. Let's start with good ...




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