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  1. Boost for yuan's globalisation

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the nearly two trillion yuan in the NSSF was invested in fixed-income products, with about 20 per cent of the fund invested in equities. He said stock investments were volatile, with the NSSF ... loss. Dai said the NSSF would take a similar approach in managing Guangdong's 100 billion yuan pension fund, with most of the money invested in fixed- income products, he said. The State ...

  2. ILAS are not 'investments', so commissions are unregulated

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... offering access to dozens of mutual funds. In the eyes of regulators, however, ILAS are insurance products. They are created by insurance companies and invariably have an insurance component, even if it's not the main item discussed by the adviser. This is an important distinction. Because it is not an investment product, the selling of ILAS is not regulated by the Securities and Futures ...

  3. Safety net unlikely for structured products

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Consumer Council. 'We have two proposals. The first is to just include products with principal guaranteed; the second is to exclude all the structured deposit products.' The DPS ... Maria Chan Structured deposit products, which have become popular in recent years, are unlikely to be covered under the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS) which is due to introduced ...

  4. Investor cool-off pondered

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... without elaborating. He was responding to legislator Raymond Ho Chung-tai, chairman of a Legislative Council subcommittee on Lehman minibonds and structured financial products, who wanted to know ... in complicated financial products complained that agents only provided crucial documents- which would have changed their investment decisions- after they had signed investment agreements. 'The SFC ...

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    Smart Money: MPF websites you should know

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com Useful sites for managing your Mandatory Provident Fund sfc.hk and mpfa.org.hk Despite the controversy generated by the Consumer Council about the fund fees and performance of the MPF, it will be a permanent part of your landscape. Everyone should be ready for the change in rules from November 1 allowing employees to select and move their fund to another ...

  6. ETFs to track HK indices coming

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be the first product that would allow indirect trading of the city's equities by mainland investors. Yao Gang, vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), said ... to invest in the mainland stock market to help the funds pursue higher returns. The National Council for Social Security Fund said it realised a 0.84 per cent return on the 868.8 billion yuan ...

  7. Mainland output down again, HSBC reports

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland factory output was slowing. The HSBC Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for China was 48.3 in March, down from 49.6 in February. The March reading showed China's manufacturing production ... acceleration of production, and a stable rise in overall manufacturing,' the federation said in a commentary on its website. A PMI below 50 indicates contracting manufacturing activity, while ...

  8. British firms have mainland growth plans

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the internet, also want to do business in Britain. He said one firm in Shenyang found out about a product made by a British company and came to the council to make the connection. 'In the Internet ... chairman of the China-Britain Business Council, a trade promotion body partly funded by the British government, rejected the notion that firms have lost their interest in China. During the past ...

  9. Show of skills points to better industry expertise

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of finance and a member of the university council at Polytechnic University. But he says he sometimes gets the impression that first-round participants in the banking category are still a little too focused on 'the numbers' and putting the case for their own employers' investment products. 'What we obviously want to see is a holistic approach, which is very down to earth ...

  10. Regulator 'could have avoided minibond fiasco'

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to investors, a former senior manager with the regulator said. Harold Ko Ping-chung, the commission's former head of insurance-related policies and products, told lawmakers that he believed different standards used by the commission's investment products and corporate finance departments, and lax supervision and staff inexperience contributed to the Lehman minibond fiasco. ...




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