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  1. HK's ageing population 'is a ticking time bomb'

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson As Hong Kong's population ages, people's worrying lack of retirement funds is akin to a ticking time bomb, according to financial services pundits. And to offset a potential crisis, the government needs to introduce a tax incentive t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701314/hks-ageing-population-ticking-time-bomb
  2. MPF shortcomings must be addressed

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cannot have in mind. That is where a chronically ill person finally loses their job because of absenteeism, the employer exercises its right to raid MPF contributions to fund the employee's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974424/mpf-shortcomings-must-be-addressed
  3. Low-income workers score HK$6,000 MPF account bonus

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... with an average annual return of 9 per cent, HK$6,000 may well shoot up 20 times to HK$122,500 by the time the person retires at the age of 65. The sum would rise by only 68 per cent, to HK$10,100, if the same 30-year-old put the HK$6,000 into the conservative capital preservation fund at an average return of about 1.5 per cent. Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, professor of economics and finance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627924/low-income-workers-score-hk6000-mpf-account-bonus
  4. Planning ahead

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Sidney Sze

    ... Sidney Sze A survey by a US financial group in January found that more than a quarter of the Hong Kong people interviewed favoured early retirement. Initially, 1,000 people were interviewed and then a selection was made of 300 middle-class people aged 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446458/planning-ahead
  5. The case for sensible compassion

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... James Tien As a community, we owe a debt of care to our elderly. The question that has come up recently- and one that has put me at odds with some of my fellow legislators- is how we can best look after them. I caused something of a commotion when I oppos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555234/case-sensible-compassion
  6. The golden age?

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong rated poorly in a recent pensions survey- behind 10 developed countries. Is the Mandatory Provident Fund failing us? And how concerned should we be about our ageing population? Share your views. Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540779/golden-age
  7. Principal taps into retirees' need for monthly pension

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A secure, lifetime monthly income is what people most want to ensure peace of mind when they retire, a survey has found. The demand has prompted Principal Insurance (Hong Kong), which conducted the study, to launch its first retirement pension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510725/principal-taps-retirees-need-monthly-pension
  8. Too little, too late?

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan How much money will you need to live on when you retire? It depends on circumstances, lifestyle, expectations, and other factors. How much will you actually get? For many Hong Kong people, the answer to this question is much clearer: not enou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489418/too-little-too-late
  9. Tax breaks and other incentives will drive up voluntary payments

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Nine years after the government introduced the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF), the jury is still out on whether it has been successful in helping Hong Kong's workforce save enough for their retirement. A look at the statistics gives a bette ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701347/tax-breaks-and-other-incentives-will-drive-voluntary-payments
  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong hit the victim's head with a microphone three to four times, causing bruising to his eyes. Personal health fund backed Mandatory health insurance, voluntary private insurance and a personal health care fund would be preferred by many better-off residents, the Institute of Financial Planners said. It proposes a 3 to 5 per cent contribution to a personal health fund split ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649147/brief

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