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  1. Japan earthquake donations

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Cross Crossed cheques payable to 'Hong Kong Red Cross' sent to Hong Kong Red Cross, 33 Harcourt Road. Write 'Japan Earthquake 2011' on the back. Online donation at www.redcross.org.hk Inquiries: 2802-0021 The Salvation Army HSBC: 001-032366-002 Bank of East Asia: 015-515-40-400333-1 Bank of China: 012-878-1-044486-6 Hang Seng Bank: 024-385-094180-001 Details ...

  2. Record-breaking golf cart on a drive to help earthquake victims

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... a book. The cart will be used by Unicef staff to shuttle between schools in Panzhihua, one of the cities that was badly hit by the earthquake. Apart from the library, HSBC also announced ...

  3. CDB bad-loan ratio edges up after earthquake

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu China Development Bank, a government lender that funds infrastructure projects, said its bad-loan ratio rose slightly last month following the earthquake in Sichuan province ... the earthquake, we are still able to keep the bad-loan ratio to below 1 per cent,' said Chen Yuan, chairman of the Beijing-based bank. In a separate statement, China Agricultural Development Bank, ...

  4. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the earthquakes in Kashmir and Sichuan are still fresh in our minds. Right now, thousands of people in Thailand are clearing mud from their flooded homes, with many grieving for those who died. Many ... Re's Geo Risks Research unit shows the number of major storms and floods worldwide roughly doubling in the past 30 years. The trend for earthquakes has remained virtually level. Yet even ...

  5. Terror, riots, weather add up to big risks

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... face huge compensation bills. And, unlike the Beijing Olympic Games where insurers mainly worried about the risk of earthquakes, the London Olympics' biggest insurance risks are terrorist ... four years ago,' Munich Re underwriting manager Andrew Duxbury said. 'In Beijing, natural catastrophe risks such as earthquakes were on insurers' minds, whereas in London, flash ...

  6. Kobe experience offers some comfort for Japan

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... earthquake on Japan's economy. Most of the early analysis on Friday afternoon assumed the effect of the quake on markets and on Japan's economy would be minimal. But sentiment darkened over ... earthquake damage had themselves failed at two reactors. As always when confronted by the unknown and unquantifiable, analysts reached quickly for the history books in search of a useful precedent. ...

  7. It's much more serious than we imagined, says Chinese team

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... in last Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami. A 15-member team arrived in Ofunato on Sunday night and was the first overseas team to join relief efforts in the city, the People's ... in need.'' Other team members are all well-trained rescue experts who have taken part in previous earthquake relief efforts, including the Sichuan quake in 2008 and in Qinghai last year, as well ...

  8. Asia Financial hard hit by disasters, investments

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... million in 2010. The insurance sector made a loss of HK$57.6 million. Natural disasters in Asia and Australia, including the earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, and flooding in Australia ...

  9. Donors now dealing with causes instead of applying band-aids

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and earthquakes- and the traditional activities, such as relief of poverty and sickness, and advancement of education,' says Fan Choi of Coutts and Co. 'Now donors are addressing the root ...

  10. More scrutiny for brokers and funds

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... swan events are random or unexpected situations such as the Japan earthquake last year, which jolted the market and disrupted supply chains across the globe. 'Before the handover, 15 years ...




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