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  1. Stock markets drive pension growth

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... thanks to strong stock market performances worldwide. According to a report released by the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association yesterday, the compulsory retirement scheme, which covers two ... funds, with an average 16.31 per cent. The lifestyle or balanced funds, a combination of investment in bonds and stocks, had average returns of 14.23 per cent. Oscar Wong Sai-hung, the chief ...

  2. Stock markets open to pension plans

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stocks as the government moves to channel more funds into capital-market expansion. As domestic and foreign institutions vie for a share of the supplementary pension market, a rule coming ... packages. Although estimates of the market's size have varied greatly, mainland reports frequently quote annual growth projections of 100 billion yuan over the next few years. The plans ...

  3. Fluctuating stocks stoke fears of rise in suicides

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

    ... Chester Yung Investment losses likely pushing up stress levels Dramatic fluctuations in the stock market could have dire social consequences, including more suicides, an academic ... for gambling addicts have doubled. On November 21, a jobless man who said he had lost HK$300,000 on the stock market jumped from a railway footbridge in Mong Kok in a suicide bid. Six days later, ...

  4. Pension fund buys shares- has market hit bottom?

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stocks, a sign, say analysts, that Beijing believes the market has hit bottom. The 857 billion yuan pension fund could not be reached for comment yesterday, but two fund managers with knowledge ... inflation. The decision to increase stock purchases on the mainland market comes with the Shanghai Composite Index down more than 13 per cent this year following a 14.3 per cent drop in 2010. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Retired policeman realises there's no such thing as a cast-iron bet on stocks

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into investments. After retirement, his daily routine included morning tea, during which he exchanged views on stock market and volunteer activities. 'Talking about stocks during morning tea ... HK$100,000 after I woke up this morning'.' Although his mood these days is not as bright as when the stock market was booming, Mr Lam comforts himself by spending more time on volunteer ...

  7. Good time to take stock of retirement security

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to achieve fee reduction through increased market efficiency, leaving a regulatory approach as the last resort. The Employee Choice Arrangement, or 'semi-portability', is a significant ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Pension fund puts 10b yuan into market

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the pension fund is confident in the market,' said Z-Ben Advisors analyst Howhow Zhang. 'The fund is always taking a long view and its move shows that some of the stocks look inexpensive ... into the slumbering A-share market. The National Social Security Fund has mandated that eight domestic asset management firms, including GF Fund Management and Dacheng Fund Management, make the investments, ...

  10. Market Calls

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... jump out of windows. Peter Liao (Nomura) says Foxconn has been hurt by its dependence on clients Nokia and Motorola, which have been losing market share to the likes of Apple and BlackBerry, ... around.' The views stated here are those of analysts, and are not stock calls by the South China Morning Post ...




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