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  1. HK insurers want more access to mainland

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Beijing's ambition to turn Hong Kong into a yuan hub is spurring Hong Kong insurance companies to issue more yuan-denominated life policies ... for Hong Kong insurers to set up operations on the mainland, but did not give details. Currently, only insurance companies with at least US$5 billion in total assets are allowed to set up joint ...

  2. HK$4m to raise a child? It's not far off the mark

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... That is in line with estimates by insurance companies, banks and other firms that sell education investment funds to parents. Before kindergarten, expenses for a child are fairly straightforward- food, ... in Hong Kong. It is also the single biggest variable in the calculation. The parents' choice of type of school makes a huge difference to how much the cost of raising a child will be. ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as housing, medical care and the rich-poor gap- will have a lasting negative effect. Virginia Yue, Fanling Rarer types of ties fall into 'others' I refer to the letter by Will Yip ... of the 'relationship to household head' adopted in the census questionnaire is a purely statistical one. There are distinct categories for the more common types of relationship to household head in Hong ...

  4. Insurer takes you around 82 museums in Europe in just six days

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the property giants were vying to raise their colours as sponsors of the art galleries and museums proposed for the West Kowloon development project. Now the insurance sector is getting in on the act with ING Life combining culture with one of Hong Kong's favourite pastimes- lottery. The Dutch-based insurer is running an 'Arts with ING Life' lucky draw for anyone who buys ...

  5. Insurance firm takes a day off to help children

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang An insurance company will close its office on Friday for its 850 staff and agents to undertake a day of charity work. The staff of MLC (Hong Kong) will spend time with 500 youngsters from the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children as part of the company's charity day. More than 800 employees had signed up for the day, said MLC general manager Victor ...

  6. Health checks a hit at Senior Fair

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... experience is the life-planning section, where booths offer post-death services. While this type of service is relatively new in Hong Kong because of the cultural taboo on talking about death, ... an insurance plan,' the manager said. The fair runs from 10.30am to 6.30pm today and tomorrow. Tickets are HK$20, but are free for those with senior citizen cards. ...

  7. Events

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce event: 'Managing private equity investments & enforcing risk management in China'. Kinwick Centre. Monday, March 19: The Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions Association speaker luncheon: 'Jeffrey Liew, senior director, Asia Pacific, Fitch Ratings speaking on 2012 Asian insurance market outlook'. The Hong Kong Club. ...

  8. Standard Life targets immigrants from mainland

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Standard Life (Asia), which saw sales in Hong Kong double to HK$500 million last year from 2009, is to launch an investment-linked insurance product for mainland immigrants ... the insurance company said. Hong Kong has raised the investment threshold for capital investment entrants to HK$10 million from HK$6.5 million and allowed investment-linked insurance products to count ...

  9. Landmark deal heralds trade milestone

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... set a 30 per cent minimum requirement of Hong Kong-sourced content in goods to qualify for zero tariffs. At present, 187 types of product, from jewellery and textiles to cosmetics and plastics, qualify under existing rules that require 25 per cent of their content to be sourced from Hong Kong. Another 46 types, such as chemical and metal products, will need to be altered ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report, 'Insurers limited to investing in heavyweights', published on August 8 should have said: 'Analysts say such a policy, likely to take effect at the end of this month, will benefit just a handful of top mainland firms listed in Hong Kong'. ...




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