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  1. Despite fears for the future, Hong Kong is in rude health

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that advantage. So despite persistent fears for Hong Kong's future, the city's financial centre is in rude health. No doubt Singapore- and even Sydney- would like to muscle in and capture some ... with Tom Holland Apparently Hong Kong's livelihood as a financial centre is under threat. According to last Saturday's South China Morning Post, a proposed merger between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728511/despite-fears-future-hong-kong-rude-health
  2. Parents wary of voluntary health insurance

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Nearly 80 per cent of 524 parents surveyed by Hong Kong Health Link said they had not yet decided if they would buy the government's voluntary health insurance, as most people were worried about surcharges in private hospitals. They were also concerned over whether insurance companies would charge high administrative fees. About 65 per cent of the parents polled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728501/parents-wary-voluntary-health-insurance
  3. Time to get down to brass tax issues

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... for years that Hong Kong's tax system is horribly unbalanced, over-reliant on highly volatile land sales and stamp duties on share and property transactions, which give the government a vested ... but passed through Hong Kong to take advantage of the lower local tax rates. Even salaries tax has been consistently eroded and there seems scant hope of it becoming more important again. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738065/time-get-down-brass-tax-issues
  4. Business - Comment

    Gerard McCoy denies move to be Hong Kong's next DPP

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Paying: the case for controlling marine emissions in the Pearl River Delta". The report also contains a study by the University of Hong Kong's school of public health on the health ... of chambers, a number of people assumed that he was preparing to become Hong Kong's next DPP. However, McCoy has sent a note to those in his chambers saying that this is not the case and he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1040945/gerard-mccoy-denies-move-be-hong-kongs-next-dpp
  5. 'Sin' tax is an effective way to help finance public health care

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have experience in the management and financing of health care in America and I am very interested in the future of Hong Kong's public hospital system since I am married to a Hong ... and middle-class people of Hong Kong and the people who rely on the public hospital system here that are at risk when change occurs in the financial infrastructure of health care. So this is what I would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632793/sin-tax-effective-way-help-finance-public-health-care
  6. Health insurance subsidies may last 25 years

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the rationale behind the voluntary scheme was to encourage Hong Kong people to sign up for health insurance at a young age and to stick with it into old age, when they were likely to need it most. ... billion over 25 years. The government wants the subsidies and incentives to cover at least 500,000 people, a person familiar with the plan said. The HK$50 billion set aside for the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724158/health-insurance-subsidies-may-last-25-years
  7. Insurance union backs mandatory health plan

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee If the government introduces mandatory health insurance, it must ensure transparent medical charging and a 'competitive environment', the industry says. The Food and Health Bureau released a consultative document, 'Your Health, Your Life', in March that contained six financing options for health care. Among them is a 'personal health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639692/insurance-union-backs-mandatory-health-plan
  8. Health insurers face calls for pre-reform regulatory checks

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Medical issues top patient complaints to industry watchdog The government-proposed health-care reform may provide huge business opportunities for the city's 62 medical ... medical expenses, the government last month issued a consultation paper listing six options on reforming the health-care sector. Three of the options involve private insurance cover: encouraging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633627/health-insurers-face-calls-pre-reform-regulatory-checks
  9. The pain of health cover

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and restrictive. No wonder medical insurance is an explosive subject in most countries. In Hong Kong, it is back on the government's agenda in part to protect citizen's interests, but in greater ... yielding, say, an average return of 3 to 5 per cent over a 20-year period. It is hard to generalise over the cost of a comprehensive international medical premium in Hong Kong, but for a middle-aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714466/pain-health-cover
  10. News - Business - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange closes its doors

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Commodities exchange shuts its doors The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange will go ahead with a planned US$100 million rights issue and be ready within months to reapply for the trading licence it handed ... is a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, said there was no political issue involved in the decision to close the doors of the HKMEx for trading. "This is a private commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1240917/hong-kong-mercantile-exchange-closes-its-doors

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