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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. MPF may win some fans but choice is still the answer

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... should take over this aspect at no cost to the employees and leave the investment side and the fees to the free market.' This review of the MPF rings several bells for me. To start with, ... a different view of things at the bottom of the market in 2003. It just won't do. Whether these people are being skinned because their employers pick the service providers, as I have argued, ...

  6. Events

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Don't let the credit crunch become a talent crunch'. Hong Kong Club. British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'SME survival strategies for the economic downturn'. British Consulate-Ge ...

  7. Job losses in financial sector weigh down London prices

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... the reality for London of the current banking crisis and the turbulent stock market which leads to wider instability.' Lucian Cook, director of Savills Research, said prime central London ... in the British capital, Mr Cook said. 'The city's employment and bonus expectations will together with the reaction of non-doms determine how the prime London property market fares in 2008. We ...

  8. Workers take increased pension risk

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A strong rebound in the stock market is inspiring a more aggressive approach An increasing number of employees are taking an aggressive approach to their pension fund portfolios as the stock market rebounds. According to figures from the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA), two million employees are putting more of their pension contribution into stock ...

  9. Pension fund exempted from corporate taxes

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai In an apparent move to boost the mainland stock market, Beijing has exempted the national pension fund from paying corporate taxes. The Ministry of Finance ... in the battered stock market that has fallen 61.27 per cent this year. 'The State Council is willing to do anything to stimulate the economy and the stock market,' said Peter Alexander, ...

  10. More MPF providers weigh cuts in fees

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in balanced funds, which invest in a combination of stocks and bonds, 24 per cent were in stock funds, 10 per cent in guaranteed funds, and the other 2 per cent in bond and money market funds. Ms Lau said: 'The cut in fees for CPFs should only be a first step. The majority of employees will not benefit unless the fees for stock market funds and balanced funds are also reduced.' ...




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