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  1. Pension fund reduces stock holdings to play safe

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The national pension fund is cutting stock holdings to avoid potential losses if the market crashes, a move that will see as much as 60 billion yuan worth of shares ... handsome gains riding this year's strong rally.' Analysts said the sale would result in a shift in the supply-demand balance on the stock market and lead to market volatility. ...

  2. Social security funds illegally spent on stocks, court finds

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has found that government and state company officials illegally funnelled more than 6 billion yuan into the stock market in the past four years, ... security was diverted to the stock market from 2003 to last year, according to a court statement made available yesterday. Judge Zou Bihua was quoted by state media as saying that amount was part ...

  3. Global stocks rally boosts pension funds

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Strong stock market performances worldwide helped Hong Kong's 300 or so pension funds achieve an average return of 10.4 per cent in the second quarter - the best quarterly result ... for the retirement-fund market. 'Retirement funds have recorded three years of negative returns as markets suffered after the global sell-off in equities,' he said. Stock markets benefited from improved ...

  4. Extra 25b yuan from annuities to flood market

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it tries to revive the market. The central government will soon allow the mainland's annuities, which hold 252.5 billion yuan in assets, to invest a maximum 30 per cent in stocks, up from ... In 2008, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said it would give corporate annuities wider access to the stock market as it tried to talk up the then-beleaguered market. The China Insurance ...

  5. Your money- Tony Woo Yik-man

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... and invested in the stock market. So I had enough money to invest. YP: What does your company do? W: We are a design consultant. We do background analysis and highlight problems on our clients' ... stocks, which is very risky. You should be able to manage your money well before you invest in the stock market. ...

  6. Spooked markets erase pension gains

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Most Hong Kong pension funds have seen their modest first-quarter gains wiped out over the past two months, with fund managers blaming poor stock and bond markets ... not celebrate too soon- as their March flowers had been flooded by showers in the past two months. Global stock markets have been spooked by strong United States economic data and the attendant prospect ...

  7. Skilled sales staff buck downtrend

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Whether the hiring trend goes up depends on whether positive sentiment in the stock market and property continues, as that affects the intention to consume,' Ms Ngan said. ... Susie Gyopos The global downturn has created a new landscape in the sales and marketing labour market for adaptive people. While marketing recruitment has scaled down, sales people ...

  8. Employees earn 'Miles' to ensure they go distance

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as part of a programme called AXA Miles. The aim of the mass share giveaway is to boost employee engagement and improve the company's ... Yu, head of branding and marketing communications at AXA in Hong Kong, said that based on annual employee surveys conducted in other parts of the world, the share grant programme has helped ...

  9. Pension consultant has his eye on China market

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to the global stock market downturn. However, we have seen the market bounce back recently to provide a return of about 9 per cent in the first half of this year. Q. What are Watson Wyatt's ... while local stock markets are very volatile. Government bonds and bank deposits only offer very low returns. Q. How can China solve its pension problems? A. Some state-owned enterprises have ...

  10. Hiring unhindered by market slides

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... over two normally devastating stock market slides in February and last month to record a three-year high in the number of vacancies posted for a first quarter, latest figures show. But while ... have had significant effects on employment, he said. 'Something like the stock exchange blip would typically send a huge ripple through the market. It would have put hiring on an absolute ...




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