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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Census figures a warning Hong Kong must invest in its future workers

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip With the population ageing and the workforce shrinking, we need to invest in education now Census figures are a warning we must take action The latest figures from the 2011 Census ... not cost-effective either. Instead, we need to invest in education and training, especially for our young, to prepare for the worst. Working longer hours to enhance productivity should be discouraged, as we ...

  2. CSRC plans new path for pension fund investments

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... long-term investment into its volatile stock markets. Apart from the existing qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) scheme- an established channel for selected overseas institutions ... channel for the funds to invest in A shares, but the newspaper did not elaborate. The newspaper reported that the regulator would give special permission to pension funds' A-share investments ...

  3. Pension fund to invest more in state enterprises

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Ren.wei@scmp.com The national pension fund has pledged to increase investments in major state-owned enterprises (SOEs), in a bid to cement its ties ... to complete equity purchases of state-owned industrial and financial giants. The statement shows NSSF is seeking safe and massive investment returns from the mainland's largest industrial ...

  4. Public uneasy over pension investment

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yuan of the province's pension funds, investing no more than 40 per cent in the mainland stock market. The two-year pilot scheme, which will allow pension funds to be invested in the stock ... the mainland lost more than 400 billion yuan on the stock market last year. In a poll on the Southern Metropolis News website, nearly 80 per cent of the 321 respondents opposed investing ...

  5. Provinces to get green light for fund investment

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland is likely to allow provincial-level pension funds to invest in stocks, in a move that could free up to 580 billion yuan (HK$713.4 billion) of capital for equity investments. According to two sources, the authorities are drawing up rules governing stock investments by locally managed pension funds. This is seen as a bold step ...

  6. Late investment better than none

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'unfortunate' past investment decisions. 'People reaching an age where they are beginning to think about retirement, but without the financial means to support it are far from being isolated ... to consider currency variations and possible tax exposure. He advises seeking professional assistance to ensure tax exposure does not obstruct investment returns. According to Neilson, another ...

  7. Migrant real estate investments soar

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com An immigration scheme allowing investors- largely from the mainland- to seek Hong Kong residency rights attracted HK$13.2 billion in real estate investments in the first nine months of this year. That was up 42.3 per cent from last year, as applicants rushed in before the government stopped counting property purchases as investments under the Capital ...

  8. Garley fire victim 'was tricked into investing payout'

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as Lee- to help maintain her account. In 2007, Yiu said, Lee got a new job with AIA and persuaded her to invest most of her bank deposit in an insurance plan on terms that would incur a penalty ...

  9. Invest in the future

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that in mind. After all, he has called on people not to withdraw all their money but to save some or all of it. But that is not enough. He must go further. He must announce an investment scheme ... the collective power that billions of dollars can bring. They would rather have the money collectively invested through an investment vehicle for the long term, such as building middle-class housing, so ...

  10. Government urged to widen migrant scheme investment pool

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association urged the government to allow about 2,000 authorised retail funds to be added to the list of approved investment choices for wealthy ... these migrants to have more investment choice while it will also boost the local fund industry,' Wong said. Only 28 Securities and Futures Commission authorised retail funds are on the list ...




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