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  1. State Council kicks off rural pension plan

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The central government has kicked off a plan to build a pension system for all rural areas by 2020. In the initial stage of the voluntary programme, the government plans ... economist Professor Zhu Junsheng told the website of the People's Daily that the programme was an important move to narrow the gap between urban and rural incomes. 'The ageing population ...

  2. SFC studying applications for three more yuan ETFs

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the RQFII quota was increased 70 billion yuan to accommodate A-share ETFs. The China Securities Regulatory Commission announced plans last month to expand the two QFII schemes further by easing ...

  3. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Investors plan to step up purchases of homes in United States, survey shows

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... research firm. About 30 per cent of investors plan to reduce their purchases, the study showed. "Although housing markets are changing across the nation, investors are still seeing great ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Despite price rises, US investors still see good opportunities, say real estate researchers Landlords plan to step up their home purchases Almost two-thirds of US ...

  4. SHKP leaves market guessing on Plan B

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... studies family-owned businesses. '[In the] long term they need a [strong and independent] board of directors to manage the strategic planning process' and help protect SHKP from ... of its co-chairmen on suspicion of corruption. But global investors and industry analysts- who are baying for a Plan B on the firm's future management- say it is anything but that. Thomas ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Financial studies teach students the value of money

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... financial literacy scores are less likely than others to bounce a cheque and more likely to balance their books. Several studies show that financial literacy is positively related to self-beneficial financial behaviour. Yet other studies show that high school classes in finance and money management have not been effective in raising levels of financial literacy. When Sam showed an interest ...

  6. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Making a cautious case for insurance-linked annuity plans

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... a cautious case for insurance-linked annuity plans I save regularly into an investment portfolio managed by my adviser and am happy with that. I'm 45, and this portfolio will be my only source ... where there's no fall-back pension, is significant. The annuity plans sold by insurance companies address this longevity risk (the risk of outliving your retirement savings). The insurer ...

  7. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: New Year's evolution

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... of your planning. Discuss them with any significant other(s) and list them as short, medium and long-term targets. Referencing them to your age gives razor-sharp focus, for example ... the benefits included in your package so you can improve on them. Many people take for granted contractual benefits such as additional MPF, share plans, medical benefits and life insurance. Replacing ...

  8. News - China

    Investment still key to China's growth, says NDRC chairman

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... 20.3 per cent. But local authorities remain keen to pour money into infrastructure and other projects. Provincial governments made aggressive investment plans during their people's ... The NDRC was working with other government departments on urbanisation plans that might be introduced in the first half of this year, if things ran smoothly, Zhang said. The official urbanisation ...

  9. HSBC plans to set up 'dark pool' for retail investors

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Local regulators are expected to closely scrutinise HSBC's plans for a retail version of a 'dark pool' stock market amid concerns about investor protection and the competitive impact on the city's main bourse. HSBC has already abandoned plans to switch by default thousands of existing securities clients to the 'dark pool' ...

  10. Business - Money - THE WEEK EXPLAINED

    The Week Explained: Investing in old age

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and not replaced by other plans offering them a cut. All too often elderly investors pour years of savings into new schemes on retirement when what they really need is not yet more delayed realisation ... person's regular income. Extra planning is essential. However, the virtues of planning can be overstressed in Hong Kong where, unlike in most jurisdictions, moving cash into retirement funds ...




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