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  1. $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 ...

  2. HK's appeal as financial hub grows

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Baker

    ... is a clear favourite for Chinese companies seeking to go public, while Hong Kong's finance industry also had a strong connection with India in terms of a common colonial history and legal ... Hong Kong has emerged as a major regional financial centre and a popular venue for hosting regional headquarters or representative offices, with banks and finance-related companies strongly ...

  3. Principal sees profit from venture in 3 years

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Mutual fund vehicle with CCB plans to launch a third fund US pension and asset manager Principal Financial Group expects its mainland mutual fund joint venture with China ... commercial banks were allowed to take their first crack at fund management through foreign partnerships. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) partnered with Credit Suisse and China Cosco ...

  4. Researchers struggle to find pension fund details

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In compiling its 'China's Finance Transparency 2011' report, the team checked the accessibility of a combined 113 categories of financial data at provincial-level governments, state-owned enterprises and social security funds - including pensions, medical insurance, unemployment insurance and industry injury insurance data. All of these funds are deposited by individuals ...

  5. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shy of the Q3 result for 2011. Of the five industry groups covered by the survey, employers in the mining and construction sector, which in Hong Kong refers solely to the latter, were notably ... and accountants helped produce a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of 16 per cent. The information technology industry helped contribute to this figure, owing to the continued popularity ...

  6. New indices to track mainland pension funds

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Reuters developing aggressive gauge of equity investments News and financial information services provider Reuters will build new benchmark indices in the mainland to track ... investments', said Alexander Hungate (right), managing director of Reuters Asia. No timetable was given. These indices provide pension plan sponsors, trustees and investment managers with key industry ...

  7. Grass-roots approach to fighting terror

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... 'collective collateral'- which is a social rather than a financial guarantee [that loans will be repaid],' said Mr Lin. Through this grass-roots networking, 'our lending-return ...

  8. Plan to boost MPF choice may cut fees

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... a month invested. The industry has insisted its fees are reasonable given that the scheme is relatively new and it takes time to build sufficient assets to generate a profit under a lower-fee ...

  9. A fresh approach to savings problem

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... Japan, Fidelity Investments, said fresh initiatives which aimed to make retirement solutions more user-friendly and practical- including lifecycle or age-based investment funds, online financial ... to tackle the problem of global savings inertia, it was important to first identify main causes, namely apathy towards saving for retirement and fear of the complexity of the financial planning ...

  10. Planning for retirement

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... of the financial services industry and no one knows how it will pan out. It is also the first time an insurance company has been approved to manage other people's money in this way.' Companies ... financial needs. 'The Chinese government is keen to see fast progress as it looks to reduce its future health and pension liabilities,' said Patrick Poon, chief executive, Greater China, ...




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