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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Asian banks win as rich seek safety

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... and grow their wealth, they now consider safety of assets, not investment return, as the top priority, following the 2008 global financial crisis that originated on Wall Street. Such a significant ... the chief executive of Bank of Singapore. "A lot of the money coming in [to the Bank of Singapore] are from those who are looking for higher safety of their deposits, so they can sleep well ...

  2. Food safety is of vital importance

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and cookedDeli dining court. Food safety is one of the core aspects of quality assurance and is safeguarded at every step of operation, from sourcing and logistics to storage and packaging. 'We ... than an export certification,' Woo says. A temperature-controlled supply chain is essential for maintaining food safety, he adds. 'We have to assure the quality of oysters transported ...

  3. Safety and numbers

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Yvonne Sargent, 70, had a bad investment experience. After a divorce, the Lantau Island resident was left with a lump sum, which she invested in a London pension fund. It did well for seven years, then dropped below its original value, ...

  4. Jobs offer measure of public safety

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... including gas safety, water consumption, and electrical devices, such as household appliances and lighting, and industrial machinery. Testing can be mandatory or optional, as when company management ... Kiraly, CSA Group's executive vice-president for global strategic business and government relations. She says their work helps to keep manufactures in the loop about changing product safety ...

  5. Brokers' safety nets by autumn

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The big stockbrokers will pay a combined HK$4.7 billion to establish new safety nets against the risk of a broker collapse as the stock exchange implements ... if they collapse,' Chim said. 'We agree to add a safety net to the market but do not want to add too high a burden to brokers.' Li said medium-sized brokers were the most unhappy group ...

  6. Safety scandals cut into Yurun profits

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com A series of food-safety-related scandals in the second half of 2011 took the shine off profits at China Yurun Food, which said full-year net profit fell 34 per ... which fell to an average of 17.2 yuan in the first two months of this year. Yurun faced a crisis last year with several food-safety issues involving bacteria exceeding government standards ...

  7. Plan to expand safety net to SMEs has insurers fuming

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Insurance executives have become increasingly worried about a government proposal to expand a safety net to corporate policyholders in the event an insurer collapses. Having the safety net in place is good for policyholders and is in line with international practice, but industry insiders said the current proposal had undergone some changes, which may add risks ...

  8. SFC raises feeble safety net for high-risk trading

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp SFC chief executive Ashley Alder said the commission would issue a consultation paper this year to re-examine local regulations that ensure only professionals are allowed to partake in the riskiest investments. SCMP, February 24 Here is ...

  9. There still must be room for safety

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... tighter checks on illegal guest houses, but embarrassingly found that a flat he owns had been converted into one by a tenant without his knowledge. For the safety of occupants, guest houses have ... groundbreaking the idea or others like it are in the future, safety has to always be put first. Our licensing and inspection regime has to be beefed up. While, finding creative ways to boost the supply ...

  10. Women short on safety advice for work travels

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani A global survey by International SOS has found that most Asia-Pacific companies do not provide specific travel-safety advice for female staffers. This is daunting because ... of female travellers. 'Women now account for 45 per cent of business travellers,' she says. Another explanation may stem from differing perceptions on employee safety. 'Duty-of-care ...




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