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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - BUSINESS CROWDFUNDING

    With Hong Kong's FringeBacker, achieving big dreams just a click away

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com A Hong Kong-based crowdfunding website is helping creatives worldwide turn their ideas into reality, writes Kylie Knott Fringe benefits Syrus Kwan Siu-fung flips through his sketchbook, pausing sporadically to name people ...

  2. China Life warns of big dent in first-half earnings

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com China Life Insurance, the biggest life insurer on the mainland, yesterday warned its first-half net profit would be hit by a decline in investment yield ... the median of profit forecasts by analysts for China Life is 8.45 billion yuan. The insurer said in the announcement that a decline in investment yield and an increase in impairment losses resulting ...

  3. Beijing may bring steel tax breaks back to life

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing is mulling moves to revive an old policy exempting high-end steel sold to manufacturers of export products from a 17 per cent value-added tax, in an effort to help the steel industry reeling from widespread losses. But a ...

  4. Taxing billionaires cuts away at life at the bottom

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the flattery of journalists who pay attention to his speeches. He's on to a good thing and his first object in life is to stay on to it. More seminars on social morality should serve the purpose. ...

  5. Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Rosario Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China by Cheris Chan Oxford U Press Marketing Death is a detailed study of how life insurance companies ... and 45 domestic ones nationwide. Life insurance accounted for only a small share of the industry. After 1949, insurers gradually disappeared, denounced as products of capitalism. In the late ...

  6. China Life in need of capital aid

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com China Life Insurance, whose earnings plummeted last year, says it will use more capital-raising measures to shore up its solvency. 'In the future, raising capital from external channels will become a regular channel for replenishing capital and improving solvency ratios,' China Life president Wan Feng said at a post-results briefing. Wan said ...

  7. China Life books 45.5pc profit plunge

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com China Life Insurance, the country's biggest life insurer, saw its net profit plunge 45.5 per cent last year to 18.33 billion yuan (HK$22.56 billion) as it made major investment losses in a wobbly capital market and saw slower growth. The insurer now controls just 33.3 per cent of the life insurance market in the country, compared with more than ...

  8. New China Life to offer shares in HK, Shanghai

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com China's third-largest insurer New China Life Insurance aims to strengthen its capital base after a global H-share offering to raise up to nearly ... Xingfeng, chief actuary of New China Life, said yesterday. New China Life aimed to boost the ratio to 150 per cent. The ratio refers to the size of an insurer's capital relative to premium ...

  9. ...with winning formula for work-life balance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the minutiae of their professional life. Among the more widely discussed topics of the event were stress and long working hours- widely seen as hallmark characteristics of the profession. Asked why ... and iPads. As a result, the point where work ends and life begins is increasingly blurred,' he says, adding it is crucial to maintain work-life balance with out-of-work activities, hobbies ...

  10. Real-life cases in gruelling grilling

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it is to see how well finalists understand and anticipate the actual needs and likely concerns of individual clients, and how practical their recommendations are for typical 'real life ...




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