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  1. Industry gets clearance to invest in unlisted firms

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said his agency would not restrict insurers from investing overseas despite the global financial crisis, but it would aim to make sure they did so prudently. 'Overseas investment ...

  2. Zurich Financial learns lesson from crisis

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Zurich Financial Services Group can count itself lucky that it took its punishment early when it lost money in the credit markets a few years ago. The lessons learned have ... company chief executive James Schiro, who was hired in 2002 to mop up the mess. Mr Schiro cut thousands of jobs and billions of dollars worth of sideline businesses to restore Zurich Financial ...

  3. Fabulous four make championship round

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba, Raymond Ma

    ... Title contenders to make final presentations for coveted prize as HK's top financial planner, write Raymond Ma and Jolene Otremba Four industry winners have emerged from the second ... Manulife's senior financial adviser, for the insurance industry. Two financial planners from the banking sector would compete in the final round this year instead of one because they received ...

  4. Firm wants a financial controller on board

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Susie Gyopos, Ana Wang An experienced financial controller with a strong background in the shipping industry is wanted. The shipping firm, which was experiencing healthy growth, was looking for someone to manage the firm and 'take the company to a whole new level', said Reina Cheng, a consultant for recruitment specialist Ambition's commerce and industry ...

  5. Ho says SJM financially solid, projects on track

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough in Macau Gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun said despite a sharp slowdown in Macau's casino industry, SJM Holdings' balance sheet was solid and the company's new projects were proceeding on schedule. 'We are all aware of the impact that the current economic situation is having on Macau and the gaming industry, but SJM's strong financial position ...

  6. Financial crisis keeping tourists away from the mainland

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The global financial turmoil is taking its toll on the mainland's tourism industry, with the number of overseas visitors dropping significantly last month. The numbers were down by more than 15 per cent from the same month last year, National Tourism Administration data shows. The mainland tourism industry had been preparing for a big autumn to make up ...

  7. Financial planning group needs a senior manager

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Finance professionals who are keen to accelerate their careers and ride the industry growth have been given a golden opportunity to do so. A booming young financial planning ... the financial industry is highly regulated and you need to make sure all materials are within regulations.' Training, particularly in technical knowledge, will be provided in- house and externally. ...

  8. Hong Kong's drive for financial hub status faces talent challenge

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... prove difficult. The survey called Grooming of Talents in the Financial Industry, conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, collected comments from 30 leading local and international financial institutions as well as 861 people in the industry with less than three years experience. The study released yesterday showed many financial institutions have ...

  9. Retail sales to grow 21pc despite impact of financial crisis

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Despite the impact of the financial crisis, mainland retail sales are expected to achieve a robust 21 per cent growth and reach 11 trillion yuan (HK$12.48 trillion) this year, ... effort to boost domestic consumption, the ministry was quoted as saying by the People's Daily yesterday. 'Although the global financial crisis has had an unfavourable impact ...

  10. Measures urged to protect less well off people in financial crisis

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industries and helped create jobs. 'The lesson we should learn from this is to improve the efficiency and transparency of the financial industry.' ... Albert Wong Lawmakers passed a non-binding motion yesterday urging the government to implement more than two dozen measures to protect the lower and middle classes during the financial ...




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