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  1. Mainlanders save 45pc of income to be No 1

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu They may have a reputation for splurging on Louis Vuitton and Chanel in Hong Kong's luxury boutiques but when it comes to the crunch mainlanders are savers at heart. A survey by HSBC Life Insurance shows mainlanders have the highest savings ...

  2. Insurers' premium income slows amid tighter industry regulations

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Growth in premium income of mainland insurance companies continues to slow, as the industry regulator tightens sales of investment-linked products and demands an overhaul of the product mix. Combined premium income was just more than 414 billion yuan (HK$470 billion) in the first four months, according to the latest data released by the China Insurance Regulatory ...

  3. Foreign insurers' premium incomes forecast to boom

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Premium incomes earned by foreign insurance companies in the mainland could grow by five times and their market share could almost double by 2010, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The survey, which polled the views of 24 of the 40 foreign insurance companies operating in the country, indicated premium incomes were expected to increase at least five-fold to 79.9 ...

  4. Insurers' gross income rises but underwriting profits fall

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Local insurers' gross premium income rose 11.3 per cent year on year to HK$20.93 billion in the first three quarters, but their underwriting profit fell to HK$814 million from HK$1.78 billion in the same period. Net premium income increased 11.1 per cent year on year to HK$14.97 billion, according to the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance's provisional ...

  5. Citic Bank hits target as income climbs 122.5pc on loan growth

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Beijing-based lender said in a filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Earnings per share leapt 91.67 per cent to 23 fen. Net interest income rose 58.89 per cent to 26.17 billion yuan last year from ...

  6. Analyst cuts in income forecasts send shares of PICC falling 11.4pc

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Shares of PICC Property and Casualty, the mainland's top non-life insurer, fell the most in a month yesterday after disappointing earnings triggered massive downward profit revisions by analysts. The company, which holds 42.5 per cent of ...

  7. China Insurance income to grow

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A drop in premium income at the mainland life insurance unit of China Insurance International Holdings was due to a change in product sales. Kenneth Ng, chief executive ... 50.05 per cent-owned Tai Ping Life Insurance. 'Such a change will affect our premium income in the short term but it would benefit the company in the longer term by allowing a more balanced ...

  8. Lenders tweak their funds as income falls and demand changes

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The interim results posted by banks in the past three weeks have been highlighted by a slowdown in fee and commission income growth. This is in stark contrast to past reporting seasons when rapidly falling interest income forced lenders to diversify, producing some stunning figures under non-interest income. Bank of China (Hong Kong) has been one of the biggest victims ...

  9. Stretching the truth

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... Daniel Jeffreys So developers have found another scam. The government gives them permission to build an apartment complex of 500,000 square feet on a plot of land that is one-tenth of that size. If every apartment has 1,000 square feet of usable space tha ...

  10. HKEx eases fears over derivatives

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Investment banks will be banned from issuing warrants or other derivatives if their ratings fall below a certain threshold, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said yesterday. However, warrants already issued by such banks would ...




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