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  1. Question of the week: Do you think students should invest in stocks?

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (MPF) Schemes Ordinance. Once students finish their studies, they will join the workforce and become a member of an MPF scheme. From that day, they get their very own investment plan. Their MPF benefits will grow through management of their MPF funds. MPF becomes a part of their assets. They should learn how to invest and protect their assets when they are students. Second, students ...

  2. letters

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As long as simple text is used properly, it is a quick and easy way to keep in touch with each other. Raoul Tam, Hang Seng School of Commerce MPF choice will benefit employees It has been announced that employees will be allowed to choose which MPF provider manages their share of pension contributions from July. I think employees will benefit from being allowed to choose their own ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the relative. Kwok Tak-ming, Wong Tai Sin Don't restrict MPF to equities I refer to the letter by Wong Pui-lam ('Give us more say in MPF', January 22). There is a basic fault in the Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, that is the assumption that equity or corporate bonds in the long run will outperform bank deposits. The MPF scheme exists to help people with their retirement. All ...

  4. Interest groups speak their minds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... are not asking to be raped No more genetically modified papayas No more subdivided flats Small-class education No more MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) More smoking areas, lower tobacco tax No more killing ...

  5. City Digest

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Business Management in the US, topped a Financial Times ranking for the third straight year. Chinese University's programme was ranked 14. MPF threshold rises to HK$6,500 next month The income ...

  6. Agency 'hit by Sars' pays up at the last minute

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... alleged unpaid MPF contributions, claimed the problem pre-dates Sars. 'I worked for Smart Kids for 10 months and was paid on time once. My last payment was two months late,' he said. ... wages, insurance and MPF contributions. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong How safe are MPF schemes? I sympathise with the minibond investors. They have a right to feel aggrieved as they were sold products from a major Wall Street firm- and it went bust. ... employees contribute to the MPF. Fund managers invest on their behalf and charge a fee, regardless of whether the investments return a profit or a loss. As the markets and the Hang Seng Index have ...

  8. letters

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keep the MPF true to its purpose The Mandatory Provident Fund was set up to help ensure employees could afford to live in retirement, using contributions by themselves and their employers over the years. But the maximum total contribution of HK$24,000 per year is already not enough to provide for the retirement years, so how could it be possible to allow phased withdrawals ...

  9. Fair to point students in right direction

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... on financial planning day. Topics range from 'Is Art a Good Investment?' hosted by Sotheby's Institute of Art in Singapore, to 'How to Manage Your MPF when Changing Jobs' ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pensions. MPF schemes are very important because the public purse could not cope with providing an old-age allowance to so many elderly people. With the ageing population there will be a greater ...



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