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  1. Asia leads insurance unit's earnings

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... obviously will look at them.' However, he declined to comment on whether the bank was in talks to buy a 49 per cent stake in the life insurance unit of South Korea's Hana Financial Group. ... Maria Chan HSBC Insurance, which has expanded in Asia, said profits from the region for the first time surpassed Europe's, with Hong Kong the single largest contributor. Clive ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com The British asset manager plans big expansion in Asia as investors swing towards diversified products to look for better capital returns Standard Life to tap shift in market Standard Life Investments, the US$270 billion investment management arm of British-listed life insurer Standard Life, is planning a major expansion in Asia to exploit ...

  3. Dollar peg fits nicely with Hong Kong's way of life

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on exchange rate and can manage their costs with no currency risk 3 Investment firms and insurance companies can sell HK dollar or US dollar investment products without exchange risks 4 Depositors can ...

  4. Manulife taps Asia as growth engine

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the company announced a stock split that adjusted the price to HK$46.375 per share) The insurer is also listed in Toronto, New York and Manila. Second, it is also the oldest life insurer in Hong Kong ... Insurance- in 1996 and holds a 51 per cent stake. Despite its long history, the company is facing new challenges. In Hong Kong, HSBC overtook Manulife's No2 spot last year in terms of new life ...

  5. Appointments

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nigel Hodges Senior vice-president and chief financial officer Sun Life Financial Asia Mr Hodges is responsible for financial management and reporting for Sun Life Financial Asia. He has been a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales since 1980. Ken Stearns Vice-president, agency development Sun Life Financial Asia Mr Stearns provides strategic ...

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    My life: Chiu Kwong-chiu

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... father left us his rice business and I enjoyed making deliveries on my bike- I had more freedom than I could have asked for. This secluded life helped to keep me simple. When delivering rice ... to show that romanticism must have a human factor and that art is life, not just a job. I won the debate.   ANOTHER REALM I spent seven years in France doing a master's degree ...

  7. The real life lessons to teach about China's economic model

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... is no guarantee you won't be plunged back into poverty. Now that's a lesson far better taught in the classroom than learned the hard way in adult life. ...

  8. True-life theatre tale grips readers

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen India Dark By Kirsty Murray Published by Templar ISBN 978 1 84877 210 6 Kirsty Murray's new novel is based on the true story of a troupe of Australian child performers who toured Asia in the early 1900s. It tells what happened when these ...

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    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Asian cinema comes of age A story about an Indian boy cast away at sea accompanied by a starving tiger has cemented Ang Lee as one of the world's master film directors. The Taiwanese filmmaker competed against the likes of Steven Spielberg and won his second Oscar for best director for Life of Pi. While he was not the hands-down favourite, his victory ...

  10. Europeans eye HK banks for mainland expansion

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for expansion in the Asia region. Fortis, for example, acquired stakes in the mainland's Taiping Life Insurance and Pacific Century Insurance to use Hong Kong as a base to expand in Asia. David Li ... Maria Chan and Enoch Yiu European financial firms are likely to snap up stakes in more Hong Kong mid-sized lenders and insurers as a stepping stone to expand on the mainland and Asia ...




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