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  1. Poll finds growing pessimism over state of personal finances

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong More Hongkongers think their personal finances will worsen than improve in the next 12 months, a Chinese University survey shows. With inflation rising and the economic outlook uncertain, indices of consumer confidence and job market sentiment hit five-year lows in the regular survey. Of 502 people interviewed for the quarterly poll, only 18 per cent thought ...

  2. Lack of trained staff holds back industry

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... More professionals are required to meet an expected 14 per cent growth in the financial planning industry this year, writes Chris Davis The battle to attract talent is still expected to remain one of the main concerns facing Hong Kong's burgeoning we ...

  3. BEA set to be first foreign issuer of yuan debit cards

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and facilitate its personal banking business. BEA had more than 50 outlets and 95 automated teller machines on the mainland at the end of last year. The number of domestic China Unionpay merchants ...

  4. Finance firm drops a 'bomb' with latest advert campaign

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and consumer finance companies, their debt collectors and the media have managed to metaphorically link mounting personal debts to ticking time bombs. So it was just a matter of time before someone made an ad out of the idea. What d'you know? UA Finance has come to the rescue in this new advert, promising to offload the 'bombs' for you. Just make sure you don't end up ...

  5. No ordinary desk job for energetic finance manager

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... are invited to apply for a head of finance role in Hong Kong. A rapidly expanding fitness organisation that is part of a worldwide chain of fitness centres needs a new finance manager. Established ... accounting. 'This is neither a desk job nor a typical finance manager role,' said Terence Kam, regional director, finance at California Fitness. 'We require a first-class candidate ...

  6. IT-savvy finance manager sought by European firm

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... your CV as this job could be for you. Melchers, a European trading firm, is on the lookout for a finance and administration manager to join its management team in Hong Kong. Applicants should be accounting or finance professionals with commercial experience. Reporting to the managing director, the degree holder in finance, accounting or related disciplines will be responsible for a wide ...

  7. Medical candidates not asked about hospital-financing reform

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Controversial plans to reform financing of the public health system do not appear to be an election issue for doctors, judging from the questions asked at an election forum ... consultation six proposals for reforming health care financing. They include: mandatory health fund contributions; charging more for users who can afford higher fees; and requiring the better off ...

  8. 'Sin' tax is an effective way to help finance public health care

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have experience in the management and financing of health care in America and I am very interested in the future of Hong Kong's public hospital system since I am married to a Hong ... plans in many countries to finance public health care and supplement the private sector, intending to provide money so that people can gain access to doctors and medical services. Most of them ...

  9. Ma's wife at centre of debate over her job at finance firm

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee in Taipei A heated debate has broken out over whether Taiwan's next first lady, Christine Chou Mei-ching, should quit her job at a finance company following the victory ... KMT legislator Lin Yu-fang said he hoped Ms Chou could place national interests above her personal career. 'I think she should sacrifice a bit of her personal career for national ...

  10. Opportunity for finance professional

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Walters. 'The role covers the full spectrum of finance functions including company secretarial responsibilities and human resources,' Mr Modrich said. 'The successful ... of the company,' he said. While the finance manager and the HR manager will report directly to the new regional financial controller, there are also indirect and third-party relationships involved ...




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