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  1. 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 ...

  2. Bigger, higher Standard Life

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it will continue,' says Roy Halliday, Hong Kong chief executive of Standard Life (Asia). Indeed, in a recent Office of the Commissioner of Insurance report, the market share of Standard Life (Asia) jumped ... Andrea Zavadszky Standard Life (Asia) has been steadily growing in the past five years and is still expanding in Hong Kong with a range of positions to fill. The local unit was set up ...

  3. A Free Life

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Alister McMillan A Free Life by Ha Jin Pantheon, HK$205 While the rest of the world is fixated on China's steepening growth, the most recognised Chinese novelist is focusing on his American life. Ha Jin's fifth novel is less about the mainland than a migrant family's struggle to throw off as much of its culture and mindset as required to keep pace with the west. ...

  4. US causing fear, say shipowners

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by spreading fear and getting the Hong Kong shipping industry to err on the side of caution,' Bowring said. 'But it doesn't help us... it really makes life difficult for shipowners ... 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 ...

  5. Exclusive insights: Bridging the generation gap and managing mid-life career crisis

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and a compressed work week- 3 1/2 or four days a week, or working at home- give people a better work-life balance,? he said, urging phased retirement.?Gradually reduce the workload to 75 per cent, then 60 ... Middle Management?Mid-life is a time of dangers for some, but it can also be a time for opportunities,? said Barry Ip, head of human capital development at the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), where ...

  6. Events

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Will the dragon breathe new life into the property market in 2012?'. Hong Kong Club. British Chamber of Commerce evening: 'Top ... 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and rediscover what is 'real'. 'This year, thousands of jaded executives will ponder the $10-million 'what should I do with my life' question against a high-stress backdrop ... Victoria, Australia, where individuals 'transition to a life of meaning by pursuing their passions and living sustainably'. One of the directors is Hong Kong-based Mark Leahy, who is head ...

  9. Country life at dirt cheap rents

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Five hundred exclusive plots of land inside Hong Kong's country parks are being leased to private parties at dirt cheap rents thanks to a colonial-era policy legacy. The leases are often unconditionally renewed w ...

  10. China Strategic did not check partner's funding

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick and Amanda Lee China Strategic Holdings, which is facing opposition in Taipei to its US$2.15 billion buyout of Taiwan's largest life insurer, admitted it had not thoroughly checked whether its bid partner, Primus Financial Holdings, was funded with mainland cash. The pair's planned purchase of Nan Shan Life Insurance from stricken United States insurer ...




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