In Brief

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 February, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 February, 2004, 12:00am

Weekly news magazine shuffles editorial team

The Far Eastern Economic Review announced a reshuffle of its top editorial staff yesterday, with David Plott becoming editor in place of Michael Vatikiotis, who takes on the new job of chief correspondent. David Lague, a senior writer at the weekly news magazine, becomes managing editor. Associate editor Peter Saidel is being promoted to assistant managing editor. The changes take effect at the end of March.

Women's earnings gap widens, report shows

Women in Hong Kong earned a little less money in the last quarter of 2003 than previously, government data shows. The median monthly wage for women - the halfway point between the biggest and the smallest pay packets - fell $100, to $7,900, from the previous quarter. Median monthly income for men was unchanged at $11,000, as was median monthly household income, at $15,000.

New HK representative for Europe appointed

Andrew Wong Ho-yuen, the Director of Administration, has been appointed special representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Communities. He will take up his new post in Brussels on March 22, replacing Christopher Jackson, who is retiring after a 27-year career in the civil service. Mr Wong's current deputy Chang King-yiu will succeed him as director of administration on the same date.

Hong kong 'working hard' to create employment

Hong Kong is working increasingly hard to overcome employment challenges, such as upgrading workers' skills, improving the business environment and embracing new technology, Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said.