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  1. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    Growing pet ownership in China drives demand for pet insurance

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Underwriters slow to recognise demand as ownership growth soars among Chinese families 'Four legged friends' drive demand for pet coverage The growing number of dogs and cats kept as pets in Hong Kong and on the mainland will lead to an increase in demand for pet insurance, according to a study by reinsurer Munich Re. While pet owners ...

  2. Business - Money - PETS

    Cutting the cost of pet ownership

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani Vetting the cost of animal ownership Keeping a pet in Hong Kong's cramped, overpriced apartments is tough enough, but the costs of food, medicine and the occasional vet visit can make it even harder to justify owning a four-legged friend. How do you keep your pet happy, while cutting costs? The obvious first cost saver for aspiring owners is to adopt your ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Cutting salaries of SOEs' big bosses a mere populist move

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:03am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Cutting salaries of SOEs' big bosses merely a populist move It's hard not to get the impression that Beijing is seriously taking on state-owned enterprises. On Monday, President Xi Jinping pledged to "adjust the excessive and unreasonable pay" at SOEs in the first publicised decision of his pet entity, the dire-sounding Central Committee ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fun at the park

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We strongly concur with the West Kowloon Cultural Authority's aim of having a park "which is not another traditional government park". We have lamented before at the absence of large areas of grassy parks where people are free to lie around, picnic, and play with their children and pets. Such areas are few and far between in Hong Kong since "open ...

  5. Business - Money

    Big spender's guide to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com How much do you actually pay for your cars, pets and children? Tiffany Ap does the maths Pocket science Everyone knows Hong Kong is an expensive town. ... for a small breed, HK$600 for large). Another option is cremation. Pet's Heaven provides individual cremation including pickup service and an urn, charging up to HK$2,800. The total cost ...

  6. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Hairy crab farmers get hot-weather insurance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Swiss Re and China Pacific offer to protect crab farmers against heatwave risk to lucrative trade Insurers' latest hot idea: cover for hairy crabs China's insurance market is developing fast, with policies covering life, cars, property, pets and- hairy crabs. Mainland crab farmers can now insure the crustaceans to protect a business worth ...

  7. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Tencent's WeChat platform to benefit from 58.com partnership

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... and consumer-to-consumer transactions. The company's listings content- covering diverse categories such as housing, jobs, used goods, cars, pets and tickets for shows- is also highly compatible with online ...

  8. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Apple to refund consumers US$32.5 million for in-app purchases made by their children without permission

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 01:24pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... the commission her daughter had spent US$2,600 in Tap Pet Hotel, a game in which children can build their own pet hotel. The game is free to download and play but involves in-app purchases where children buy treats and coins for their pets. Other consumers reported unauthorised purchases by children totalling more than US$500 in the apps Dragon Story and Tiny Zoo Friends. "You cannot ...

  9. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China's drug safety worries FDA

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... thinner heparin that was linked to dozens of deaths and contaminated dog food that killed pets. Since the crises, not enough data has been collected to define the issue, Ginger Zhe Jin, ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Citic Securities land purchase in Shenzhen stirs CLSA

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:12am by Howard Winn

    ... market. Last week, the South China Morning Post reported that the growing number of dogs and cats kept as pets in Hong Kong and on the mainland is expected to lead to an increase in demand for pet ...




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