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

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on an eligibility means test that assesses household income and assets, not just those of the senior citizen concerned. Both the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and the pilot scheme for community ... that it would double the old age allowance (the so-called 'fruit money') next year. But to further ease the burden of the elderly poor, it should also change the basis of its means testing ...

  2. Tsingtao faces test of confidence

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com The resignation of Tsingtao Brewery chairman Jin Zhiguo, coming just days after a major shareholder sold HK$1.5 billion worth of shares in the company, will weigh on market sentiment towards the brewer, analysts say. Jin ...

  3. Dumpling chain tests appetite for HK IPO

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Shanghai restaurant chain Xiao Nan Guo is hoping its second attempt at an initial public offering will tickle investors' palates as it seeks to raise as much as US$75 million, according to market sources. Known for selling ...

  4. Insurer tests crowded HK with online sales

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com A new internet-based general insurer yesterday entered the Hong Kong market even as many players opt to leave it. DirectAsia.com sells motor and travel insurance through the net instead of banks and agents. Its move is in shar ...

  5. Brokers to test clients on futures products

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com China's securities regulator will require futures brokers to test their clients' knowledge of the high-risk products before they open ... Guo Shuqing took office at the end of October. Under the rule, brokerages are required not only to test clients' knowledge and expertise on commodity futures but also to fully inform them ...

  6. Reformed and means-tested CSSA can support elderly who truly need help

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for retirement. We need a main supporting pillar- a reformed, means-tested Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) for the elderly. We should try to remove the perceived stigma of receiving social assistance and think of it as providing a reasonable basic income to those who truly need help. This will involve rebranding it as a means-tested individual retirement income benefit, taking ...

  7. Radiation tests ordered on mainland vegetables

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for alarm at this stage. 'The high-risk regions are in Japan, not other places outside Japan,' he said. Authorities in Hong Kong have tested more than 1,200 food samples imported from ...

  8. This year, a test of the Asian model

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew Sheng A year-end review is a useful reminder of what we might have missed and should be doing in the coming year. Last year was a year of broad recovery from the crash of 2007-2009. Emerging markets grew strongly, while advanced markets struggled w ...

  9. HSBC tests waters for Shanghai listings

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The possibility of HSBC Holdings becoming the first foreign business to sell shares in Shanghai has been the talk of the town among fund managers and analysts since reports last week that the bank had hired advisers for the deal. While bank offi ...

  10. Risk-assessment tests are investment traps

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... high-risk products to those who can least afford them. The experience shared by our readers is that these tests are not in any way standardised, with different questions and rankings set by the banks or brokers themselves. With the Lehman Brothers minibonds scandal still fresh in our minds, these tests need to be more tightly regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission ...




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