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  1. Let's skip lunch...

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing, New York Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? In New York City, it is easy to live on free food every day- if you do not mind diving into the skips (known here as dumpsters). That is what a growing number of mainly middle class ...

  2. New products

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HSBC has launched an investment that works like a combined life insurance policy and a guaranteed fund with upside potential. Holders of LifeBond Plus are required to make a one-time ... Seng China Enterprises. Upon maturity of the eight-year policy, customers will receive 100 per cent of their invested capital, plus a guaranteed return of 8 per cent. 'LifeBond Plus ...

  3. Grim photos spark debate

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... insulating them from all portrayals of the miseries of life. What do you think about these two photographs? Have they upset you? Do you think they suitably illustrate the two disasters? C K Lau ...

  4. Commissioner warns of risks of 'investment-linked' insurance products

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... on Thursday. Mr Yuen said that due to low bank interest rates on savings accounts, many traditional life insurance companies were promoting 'investment-linked' insurance products. 'The ... the life protection needed by the clients,' he added. New business premiums from 'investment-linked' products jumped by 200 per cent in the first half of this year. Mr Yuen warned ...

  5. Soul searcher

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Karen Angel

    ... loft. But unlike Brahm, Lung says he doesn't think the driving force is a reaction against materialism. He says China's booming economy has made life easier for many artists, and now ...

  6. China Life misused funds to build tower

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Auditor uncovers 5.4 billion yuan in irregularities at China's largest insurer China's largest life insurer misused 750 million yuan to build a Beijing office tower before its initial public offering last year, mainland legislators were told this week. The abuse was among a series of irregularities the National Audit Office found at China Life Insurance Co ...

  7. China Life insurer discussed probe

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China Life Insurance (Group) would have talked to the national auditor about a probe that uncovered 5.4 billion yuan in accounting irregularities before its public listing in December, according to a source at the state agency. The revelation raises disclosure questions. Full report- B1 ...

  8. Who decides on life?

    Posted Jul 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should people have the right to draw up living wills, saying whether they want to be kept on a life support or die naturally if they become terminally ill or lapse into an irreversible coma? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Investments hold down China Life

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu Earnings at the top insurer decline 10.1pc in the first half, reflecting paper losses of 723m yuan from securities trades China Life Insurance, the country's largest life ... at the expense of No2 life insurer, Ping An Insurance (Group), which is also listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Ping An said on Wednesday its share of the life insurance market dipped to a little ...

  10. ING, Kookmin form life insurance venture

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson ING Group has agreed to take a 49 per cent stake in a life insurance company being formed in South Korea by Kookmin Bank, the financial institution said yesterday. Kookmin will hold 51 per cent in KB Life, which will be the third joint venture between the two companies in the Korean market. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval, ING said. The amount of money ...




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