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  1. Financial powerhouses see scope in Asia

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... industries, Switzerland's insurance companies are as global in outlook as their cousins in the banking sector. Hong Kong though, is by its special nature and history, an exceptional Chinese city, and a place where risk, in the realm of business, is part of the fabric of a town that has long buzzed with an unstoppable entrepreneurial spirit. This is where the dependable Swiss insurer comes ...

  2. Appointments

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expansion in Asia. He has more than 25 years of experience in insurance and financial services. Xu Weihui Chief operating officer PYI Corp Mr Xu, from Nantong City, Jiangsu province, graduated from ...

  3. HK touted as risk service hub to tackle piracy

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and insurance hub for Asia. Steve Vickers, a former senior detective who heads two risk-management companies, said Hong Kong, with insurers, financiers, a trusted legal system and fully convertible ... against companies producing food and other products in southern China, Taiwan and elsewhere. Vickers said Asia's wealthy also preferred to sign kidnap and ransom insurance policies in Hong ...

  4. US causing fear, say shipowners

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as refuelling, to further squeeze IRISL, which is now effectively barred from Europe. He also questioned their insurance- a key safety issue- noting their Iranian insurers could no longer lay off ... port clearance procedures and meet the same safety requirements, including proper insurance coverage. ...

  5. Events

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: The Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions Association speaker luncheon: 'Jeffrey Liew, senior director, Asia Pacific, Fitch Ratings speaking on 2012 Asian insurance market outlook'. The Hong Kong Club. American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Taking US-Vietnam commercial relations to the next level'. American Chamber of Commerce event: 'Employing ...

  6. Events

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Maritime piracy, kidnapping, product contamination: Positioning Hong Kong as the 'special risk' service and insurance hub for Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Monday, May 9: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Growing your business with the latest Web tools and techniques: An example from the world of stem cell ...

  7. Events

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: German Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Tax, legal and social insurance consideration for foreigners working in China'. Lippo Centre. Hong Kong Securities Institute breakfast: 'Anti-money laundering: Recent developments'. Bankers Club. French Chamber of Commerce event: 'Building an SME finance function'. French Chamber, Central. Canadian Chamber of Commerce ...

  8. HK investors holding their nerve, poll finds

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of long-term financial planning. The survey by Nielsen, for HSBC Insurance, found that only 43 per cent of respondents in Hong Kong said a lack of confidence in the markets or fear of losing money ... said David Fried, the bank's head of insurance in Asia. 'But Asians are not immune to the economic downturn. They face obstacles to financial planning, including a lack of confidence ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hits the fan We read of an incentive trip to Vietnam that British insurer Prudential laid on for more than 500 of its best-performing insurance agents in Hong Kong. Although well-intentioned, ...

  10. Events

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Commerce event: 'Saving face in China'. China Club, Central. Tuesday, February 21: German Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Tax, legal and social insurance consideration for foreigners ...




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