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  1. Business

    Winners come up with practical solutions for clients

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by John Cremer

    ... is realistic and forward-looking. "For instance, in the first round case study, I recommended that my client use a cost-effective investment vehicle, such as the MPF, which is relatively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1584069/winners-come-practical-solutions-clients
  2. Business - Economy - FUNDS

    MPF disappoints with 0.63pc return

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:52pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com August return of 0.63pc adds pressure for the government to reform unpopular pension plan MPF's Asian exposure proves a drag on returns The Mandatory ... scheme. The monthly return for the 447 investment funds under the MPF last month was far below the 3.11 per cent gain recorded during the past three months and the 3.98 per cent average gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583733/mpf-disappoints-063pc-return
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 25, 2014

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ...   Using iBonds a safe option for MPF Authority The core fund initiative unveiled by the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority suggests a low-cost life cycle portfolio as a default arrangement in the MPF system, but it has two fatal problems. First, it fails to ensure product suitability for every employee. Second, there is no guarantee it will not suffer from losses at age 65. Since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580460/letters-editor-august-25-2014
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    First, let's provide for the elderly poor in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Philip Bowring

    ... to be addressed. They are linked but have very different time scales. One is elderly poverty. The other is a scheme to provide for the future that meshes with the MPF. The most urgent is to address ... retirement, because they are the ones who built most of the surpluses. For the future, there should be a gradually increasing reliance on the MPF- except that its still-high costs make it a poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579301/first-lets-provide-elderly-poor-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... the fund collected by the tax, not MPF companies. Gordon Lamb- As long as employers contribute a matching amount, can't weasel out of contributing by manipulating working hours or contracts, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580136/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... salesman Self-sufficiency is important even among the elderly … It's unreasonable for current workers to be responsible for feeding retired people, on top of the MPF that they are funding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578006/advocates-universal-pension-offer-choice-plans
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... employers were already required to make MPF contributions. "Why do we need to make another contribution?" he asked. "Without a means test, [the billionaire] Li Ka-shing will also get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  8. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Universal pension? It's all up to the chief executive now

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... low-income earners and vulnerable groups. Yip said 30 per cent of MPF members had wages so low that their take-home pay could not even cover their expenses. So, universal pensions should still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576262/universal-pension-its-all-chief-executive-now
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by STAFF

    ... the killings. He was convicted and sentenced to life in jail in June 2012, but the conviction was overturned. He now faces a retrial.   Think tank focuses on MPF proposals The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre hosts a discussion on a proposal to set up core funds within the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system to give better protection for the less well-off. Participants will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1572313/talking-points
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... rules, which would mean they are not universal. Or they may require new or increased taxes, or further contributions from employees or employers in addition to current MPF contributions. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored

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