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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed the subject should be made compulsory following a three-year preparation period. The Education Bureau said the requests "require tracing back various sets of records" so the information ...

  2. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contributions stretching back more than 20 years. The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department is also understood to be looking at possible outstanding payments linked to Cathay and many overseas-based ... to make any comment at this time while discussions are still taking place.' A tax office spokesman said the department would not comment on an individual case. $1.2b Cathay's first half ...

  3. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and executives, according to Immigration Department figures. The city's labour laws require an applicant to have a good educational background or possess specific professional skills and there must ... to the Immigration Department. In the first half of this year, 119 applications were approved. Visas issued to Irish people reached 287 last year, from 143 in 2009. The number of Italian applicants jumped 55 ...

  4. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that this doesn't touch them. But remember, there are men from every country in the world, who pay for these children. There is a huge demand,' she said. According to a US State Department report ...

  5. Hunt on for hires with 'McLeadership' skills

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... weeks' annual leave, a restaurant cash incentive programme, a profit-sharing plan, an additional eight weeks of maternity leave, birthday leave, and education sponsorship. Education ...

  6. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their expatriate colleagues, largely because of housing and education allowances that can account for about 50 per cent of total expatriate packages. The DPA has long argued that after a certain period ... offers housing and education allowances as part of a total package that is equal for all new hires, but is about 40 per cent lower than the amount given to a serving expatriate pilot, according ...

  7. Aviation work may take off

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Vocational Training Council and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education actually offer such courses. Graduates are normally hired as trainees by companies such as HAECO and have the chance ...

  8. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... resolved through Labour Department mediation are referred to the tribunal or adjudication board. There were 727 such cases in 2005 and 901 last year. Leung reckons disputes with problem helpers ... Law says. (The Labour Department lists 1,174 agencies licensed to place foreign maids, but information from the Indonesian consulate shows only 240 accredited agencies, and the Philippine ...

  9. A good week for ...

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and his fellow Democrats ahead of next year's vote. The Labour Department said the jobless rate fell from October's 9 per cent to 8.6 per cent in November, a 21/2 year low. ...

  10. HKIB talk offers key to banking

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they perform simple tasks. In addition to sharing her own career-development experiences, seminar presenter Kimmy Pong, Hang Seng Bank Private Banking department manager for product development ... Pong. Expanding the options for those interested in joining banking, the HKIB and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) have, since last year, entered into dual recognition, allowing ...




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