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  1. HK to join 'Dim it!' energy-saving effort

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaishong. Some Japanese cities are also likely to join. Twenty organisations in Hong Kong had signed up, including the Environmental Protection Department, some outdoor-billboard companies and the owners of several landmark buildings along the harbour, such as One IFC, HSBC main building, Standard Chartered Bank building and Central Plaza, ...

  2. Worry over no-limit rule on insurance for doctors

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the insurance. Hong Kong Doctors Union president Dr Henry Yeung Chiu-fat said the terms had limited doctors' choice of insurance to the mutual fund of the Medical Protection Society based ... fee for the medical protection society is between HK$216,500 and HK$325,500, depending on a doctor's specialty. Other insurance plans are 30 to 68 per cent cheaper. Yeung said ...

  3. Leave the family out of the eligibility test for elderly aid

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... These elderly poor are among the most deprived in society: 85 per cent of them could not afford regular dental check-ups; 66 per cent of them did not have money to consult a private doctor in case ... to plan and begin public consultation on old-age income protection as soon as possible. The community must reach a consensus in tackling this before the problem of elderly living in poverty goes ...

  4. No sign of a rescue from the entangling tentacles of 'too big to fail' banks

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the modern financial system go far beyond this issue to the organisation and values of society. Dimon and his chums should be asked how their activities contribute to the economy and society. How do ... to govern: banks' banking activities of taking money from depositors and lending to customers should be protected by insurance, paid for by the banks themselves; anything else, including playing ...

  5. Don't overstretch the MPF's already meagre provisions

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The Mandatory Provident Fund scheme has had a rather rough ride since it was set up in December 2000. Its goal is to give retirement protection and financial security ... it may seem reasonable and logical, but indeed it has deviated from its original principles. The MPF is meant to provide retirement protection for our rapidly ageing population. Its biggest flaw ...

  6. Exchanges unite to take on dark pools

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... exchanges provide a platform for companies to list and to raise funds, and have an important function in society. Dark pools do not have this function as they are for trading only,'' ... Paul Chan Mo-po, legislator for the accountancy profession, said regulators should require dark-pool operators to enhance their transparency to protect investor interests. ...

  7. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: ADVICE

    Suze Orman talks money

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... are not a country that readily admits when something isn't going their way. That's having an effect on Europe as well. Now we are all a global economic society and must be very careful. ... any debt, pay it down.- The paperwork today to protect your tomorrows. Make a will.- Check your investments every day. Be an active investor.   Don't- Invest in a life insurance policy ...

  8. Ask our experts

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... At the onset of the financial crisis, when bankers became increasingly unpopular in society, I did not realise that fund managers, too, would be viewed with increasing derision. In my 25 years ... what folk are mad about. Their government is not protecting them from being ripped off and they accuse officials of colluding with the business elites. Governments need to decide whether ...

  9. Singing bankers hit a new high note

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of their children and 30 youngsters from the Society for the Protection of Children. The performance attracted not only family and friends of the singers but also Christmas shoppers. Strong, the choir ...

  10. How to bring a dog to heal without losing an arm and a leg

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in which a pet suffers a broken leg can cost between HK$4,000 and HK$20,000, once fees for X-rays, surgery and an overnight stay at the vet's are factored in, according to the Society ... insured when it is young.' Pet insurance also covers more than just the medical bills for your dog or cat. Policies offer third-party liability protection (that is, the insurance pays out ...




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