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  1. Insurance plan could strengthen public funds

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... but on the condition that they have to contribute in terms of a premium to buy some regulated insurance product,' he told the health-care funding reform forum. People have the choice of private service ... Mary Ann Benitez The Hospital Authority is considering setting up a private insurance scheme that would cater to patients who can afford to pay the full cost of public hospital services. ...

  2. Silver-hair sector spawns gold rush

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... by the demographics, newcomers to the sector were muscling in on the market with cut-throat pricing, said Leo Lam, director of long-term care provider Quality HealthCare Elderly Services. 'They are using ... HealthCare Asia and has been operating old-age homes since 1998. It has eight homes with 1,600 beds, and an 80 per cent occupancy rate. Its bed charge ranges from $3,000 to $20,000 a month. Despite ...

  3. Private equity funds worry over pledges

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... retailers for consumer staples, budget chains for health-care services and education would perform well, but retailers for luxury items would be hard-hit. Budget hotels on the mainland was another ... Fan, founder and chief executive of China Renaissance, an investment bank that helps private equity and venture capital firms to raise capital. Most backers in private equity are institutional ...

  4. Wen warning on waste, corruption

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... on health care will rise by 38.2 per cent to: 118.1b yuna Spending on job creation will be: 42b yuan Maintaining and improving people??s lives is the be all and end all of our economic work POLITICS ... 'Under no circumstances should [we] launch any white-elephant projects which produce no material benefit except for burnishing government images; and by no means should publicly funded projects ...

  5. Wen seeks domestic impetus for growth

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... education and health care, in an effort to promote private consumption. He also pledged to increase funding for the rural economy, develop new technologies and narrow the wealth gap. Wen cautioned that China still faced 'a very complex situation' in the wake of the global financial crisis, even though this year was expected to be better than last. 'This is a crucial year ...

  6. Hong Kong on road to recovery

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... cent), health care, pharmaceutical and medical (up 8 per cent) and non-profit organisations (up 6 per cent). Andrea Williams, managing director of Ambition Hong Kong, said there should ... and stocks markets, and unemployment at about 5 per cent. But companies are still cautious about recruitment and are being extra selective in their talent search. Figures from the latest South China ...

  7. City set to endure more pain

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... health care and non-profit organisations were more resilient and displayed less severe drops in the first quarter. In a tough economic climate, companies should encourage communication between ... will be instrumental in providing enough of a stimulus to help stabilise the local labour market. 'There have been signs indicating that China's import volume is picking up and we expect ...

  8. People on the Move

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... operations for Greater China, based in Beijing, where he oversaw the company's independent advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, public relations, sales promotions and health-care communications units. He also founded OgilvyInteractive and mdigital (Ogilvy's internet media planning and buying arm). Before that, Mr Rinaldi was president of Ogilvy's IBM ...

  9. Manufacturing plunges as economy weakens

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... in a stimulus package. The government-driven spending will cover 10 key areas including infrastructure, housing, transport, medical and health care, education and environment. There were also fresh ... export-led economy. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) shrank for the second consecutive month to 38.8, from 44.6 in October and 51.2 in September, according to data compiled by the China ...

  10. World Cup- when bigger is better

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... has restructured to simplify its business to three major areas- lighting, health care, and consumer lifestyle which includes the entertainment, television and the audio-video products. ... For lighting, the big tickets are governments, hospitals and companies. For medical health care, the major customers are hospitals. For the television and audio-video products, the major customers ...




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