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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil Service must cut the bureaucracy for new retirement plan to work

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse fears new proposals for civil servants are too complex Cut out the bureaucracy for retirement policy to work I fear the Civil Service Bureau might make a mess of implementing what is basically a very sensible policy. First, the good news. The proposal to raise the normal retirement age for future recruits from 60 to 65 is eminently reasonable. Some people may ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty in old age a future we must avert

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by LOUISA CHEANG

    ... Louisa Cheang Louisa Cheang says people must be persuaded to plan for retirement For too many, a future of poverty in old age beckons Retirement is supposed to be a carefree time ... starting to run out of money just as their medical bills and care costs start to mount in earnest. The report surveyed 15,000 people in 15 countries on their retirement plans. Over half the people ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More work needed on proposal to extend Hong Kong civil servant retirement age

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 06:09pm by LINA VYAS

    ... making it hard for them to plan. Hong Kong has been criticised for not having a mandatory retirement age for all its citizens, not just public employees, and for lacking a law protecting people against age discrimination in the workplace. This lack of legislation gives employers the liberty to make retirement decisions for employees without a clear guideline for workers to plan ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Higher retirement age for civil servants mustn't harm public interest

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 06:02pm by Joseph Wong

    ... Joseph Wong Joseph Wong applauds the government's plan to raise the retirement age for civil servants, but says the conditions set for the new limits must be clearly spelled out ... in three expected to reach 65 and above by 2041. Against this background, it makes sense for the government to propose a higher retirement age for recruits. The plan is to raise the limit to 65 ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anthony Bolton retires with unfond memories of China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Howard Winn

    ... surprise from older hands here who felt he didn't have enough knowledge of the market to succeed in the short term. He retired from Fidelity at the end of March. At a function to mark his retirement Bolton criticised standards of corporate governance on the mainland. Initially he thought corporate governance issues in China were about whether the chairman and the chief executive ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Get saving for retirement

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 02:31pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ...   Obstacles to Saving Across Asia, people started to save at 27 years old on average and started to plan for retirement at 29. That’s very prudent of them, even so by the time they retire, most expect ... markets also remains a real threat to bridge retirement income gap.” Planning early and taking professional advice lead to increased savings, the bank survey finds, not surprisingly. But most ...

  7. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: New Year's evolution

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... of your planning. Discuss them with any significant other(s) and list them as short, medium and long-term targets. Referencing them to your age gives razor-sharp focus, for example to "providing college fees for two kids from when we're 47-53 years old" and "retiring when we're 60". Prepare your statement of financial position: this snapshot of your ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to move on retirement plan

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to move on retirement plan If a few radical pan-democrats had their way, a consultation on a universal retirement protection scheme would be launched tomorrow. But the government says an official study on the need for one could take years. There is evidence to support more urgency rather than less haste. The Family Planning Association has just released its latest ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to retire the native English teacher scheme

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 02:10pm by Vaughan Rapatahana

    ... Vaughan Rapatahana Vaughan Rapatahana says most don't need to master the language Time to retire the native English teacher scheme Let's get real about the native-speaking English teacher (NET) scheme- it is a white elephant and has been from day one. I question its rationale, benefits and viability, particularly when considering the quite staggering HK$710 million ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Retirement of Xinwen Lianbo anchors prompts calls for overhaul of flagship CCTV news bulletin

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com The need for new faces to front CCTV's flagship show seen as a chance to also change the strict format and appeal to the young Retirement of news anchors prompts call for overhaul They're not senior party leaders, but their retirement has created a nationwide stir. The news that Li Ruiying and Zhang Hongmin are stepping down as anchors ...




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