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  1. Business - Comment - WHITE

    Insurers should always act in clients' best interests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for Life Insurance Replacement, which was issued in 2010 and has the same principle of acting in the best interests of policyholders. Since then, we have not heard of many policyholders rushing to sue their insurers or salesmen. The Life Underwriters Association has also published a Code of Ethics. Clause 1 of their Code reads: "A life underwriter shall place the interests of his ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Give new insurance regulator power to examine pay and products

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:47am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of stockbrokers and fund managers have to be licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission. This makes sense, as many insurance salespeople at agencies and banks now sell not only simple life ... Enoch Yiu New authority should also look at employer's role in mis-selling, with pressure on agents Insurance regulator needs broader reach The legislative process for setting up ...

  3. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Let SFC regulate investment-linked insurance policies

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:41am by Enoch Yiu

    ... popular in recent years, are a combination of a life insurance policy and an investment fund. Policyholders choose how to invest the premium among various funds. This is different from traditional ... Enoch Yiu New insurance regulator may lack expertise when it comes to investment-linked policies ILAS regulation best handled by SFC The Hong Kong government will finally push ahead ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 10, 2014

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... (" System is sick and tired ", June 22). The government would like to see more people taking out medical insurance and making use of Hong Kong's private hospitals to relieve ... managers and not the account holders. In order to have more people buy private health insurance policies, the government should make contributions to such policies tax-deductible. Also, it should ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fear of losing the Hong Kong way of life is driving the street protests

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:58pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says lack of democracy alone doesn't explain people's anger Fear of losing the Hong Kong way of life is driving protests What really propelled ... it would deal a crushing blow to lingering hopes for preserving a much valued way of life. Losing what Hong Kong already has tends to worry people a great deal more than failing to get what ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Insurers have millions at stake at World Cup

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:17am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Major risks lie in cancellation or postponement of soccer matches due to traffic congestion Insurers have billions at stake as World Cup kick-off nears When the World Cup in Brazil kicks off on Thursday, soccer fans will not be the only ones watching keenly- insurance professionals are also keeping an eye on the tournament. While football fans of various stripes from ...

  7. Business - Money - Hong Kong market

    Market Wrap: Chinese insurers act as a drag on the Hong Kong market ahead of China Life results

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 04:59pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Investors dumped shares of mainland insurers on Tuesday, putting the brakes on the benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI), with fears growing that leading Chinese insurer China Life (2628.HK) would report disappointing earnings and mainland insurers' A share prices would remain weak. “Investors should avoid Chinese insurers for the short term,” Jimmy Chu, an investment ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Investing to raise quality of life China's rise can be measured in stellar economic growth, the escape of hundreds of millions from poverty and international respect. But it is not reflected kindly in an indicator of people's well-being recommended by the World Health Organisation called health-adjusted life expectancy (Hale). Using the indicator, China's Centre ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    There should be more to life than stereotypes

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:32am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani There should be more to life than stereotypes Now listen up children: all Filipino women are maids. They clean your toilets. All South Asian men are construction workers. ... are interchangeable. You'll need to apply both as you make your way in life. Only when you learn to use skin colour to determine who are toilet cleaners and who belong to the upper class will you have ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's elderly care problem needn't become a crisis

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by Sri Wening Handayani

    ... vulnerability among elderly, and the loosening of family ties and responsibilities. First, it is common knowledge that life expectancy in developed and developing countries has increased over the past ... countries than in the developed world. In Asia, where life expectancy was just 41.2 years from 1950 to 1955, it is now expected to reach 70.3 years from 2010 to 2015- an additional 30 years ...




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