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  1. Financial downturn proves to be a real headache for Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the crash, compared with an average of 12.2 in the six months before it. The top three industries in which headaches had worsened included the finance and real estate sector, retail and wholesaling industries, and the import and export trade. Job-related woes, notably increased workload, layoffs and salary cuts, were the most commonly cited reasons for headaches. 'Tension-type headache ...

  2. Ride the financial storm in a teacup

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... said: 'Tea drinking in Hong Kong and in China is a daily habit. So, in our opinion, the economy has not affected the tea industry greatly nor will it greatly affect the sales and number ...

  3. Critical illness policy averts financial death

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... a form of 'financial death'. That was because ongoing costs coupled with the possibility of a long-term loss of income could prove a massive drain on personal financial resources. The realisation caused him to consider what the insurance industry could do to assist, and led in due course to the concept of a 'dread disease' policy. The novelty of the product ...

  4. Medical cover key to financial game plan

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson Hong Kong's citizens must have a financial game plan for retirement that accounts for all types of health-care costs as well as medical inflation, say financial advisory ... according to Bonita Leong, vice-president, marketing and finance, individual financial products at Manulife (International). 'Medical inflation has been quoted by some sources to be as high ...

  5. Beijing unveils policies to speed up growth of bio-industry

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang The central government yesterday announced policies to speed up the development of the mainland's bio-industry. The State Council released a detailed blueprint to hasten the development of biotechnologies in the pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors, as well as for energy and environmental protection, to turn the sector into one of the country's key industries ...

  6. Doctors should be in control of industry council, says survey

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Most doctors who replied to a survey believe the Medical Council needs reforms to ensure all representatives are directly elected by the industry. The survey, conducted ... the council should enjoy executive and financial professional autonomy. Two-thirds of respondents said they were willing to pay a higher licence or membership fee so the council could ...

  7. Hospital chiefs to end reliance on single suppliers of drugs

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... this financial year: $2.38b ...

  8. Mainland fake drug network smashed

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in China, where hospitals and doctors are financially dependent on medicine sales, has pushed up drug prices to such a level that numerous underground workshops are willing to take high risks ...

  9. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... “Physical activity and healthy food choices should be taken very seriously in all environments – schools, hospitals, cities, towns and workplaces. As well as the food industry, the urban planning ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beauty industry can't self-regulate; new laws needed

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... system provides a good environment for the development of the beauty industry. But that cannot be achieved without proper monitoring. The incident has called into question the roles of medical professionals in beauty treatment; and the industry has proved unable to put its house in order. Legislation is therefore necessary in the public interest. ...




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