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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The Women's Foundation seeks those with blue-chip credentials

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 05:29am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The Women's Foundation is looking to boost its brand and spread its message further by hiring a marketing and communications manager. Last year, it made something of a splash with a number of high-profile initiates that attracted some attention. Together with leading headhunters, the foundation announced "a code of conduct for board searches", which ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... column in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post about the English Schools Foundation (ESF). In a nutshell, Jake argued that the ESF should be no more entitled to government subsidies than any ... Tom Holland It would appear that government funding in its schools is HK$50,000 per pupil, against a subsidy of HK$21,000 per child in ESF schools Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China Development Bank playing hardball over Rusal loan reform

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:13am by Howard Winn

    ... categories included the Kowloon Motor Bus Company, Deals Hong Kong and Bo Charity Foundation for its site www.foodangel.org.hk which raises awareness about food wastage, and The Hong Kong Society ...

  5. Business - Economy - SUSTAINABILITY

    How saving resources can make businesses money

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:11am by PATRICK LOW

    ... of resource use. The latter proposition was the import of a meeting that took place earlier this month in Hong Kong, organised by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation and the Fung Global Institute. The Ellen Macarthur Foundation, based in Britain, has made a name for itself by promoting the concept of the circular economy. This is the antithesis of the linear economy, which is based ...

  6. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... Zhang, a foreign movie buff who quotes lines from Forrest Gump in fluent English, symbolises a transformation of China's labour force that is minting college graduates in a country better ...

  7. Business - Money

    Nearly a third of China’s super-rich favour British schools

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 09:24am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... schools, such as Queens in Taunton, Somerset, they have special houses for Chinese pupils, where English is taught as a second language to bring them up to speed. With several Chinese kids ... not to assimilate well in pool of precocious privileged British kids. But why would they? Would a little English Lord Fauntleroy do well parachuted into a snooty school in Beijing? It’s sink or swim ...

  8. Business - Comment - WORKFORCE

    Calling an end to the work day- maybe the French are onto something, after all

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:27am by Stephen Vines

    ... from their bosses after 6pm! This comforting caricature of the indolent French will be reassuring to those who like clichés (yes, I know this is a French word, but us English speakers rarely resort to the use of stereotypes, except from Monday to Sunday). And, of course, we Brits have a long history of disdaining our neighbours across a sea correctly called the English Channel. One ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington IMF policy-setting panel says foundations are strengthening for balanced, job-rich growth Finance officials confident world has turned corner ... jitters about the United States Federal Reserve's bond-buying slowdown and global tensions over Ukraine, policymakers said they believe there is a foundation for sustained growth that can ...

  10. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Dymocks plans growth despite changing habits

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Denise Tsang

    ... the largest English-language bookseller in Hong Kong and Australia, sees room for expansion in the city despite punishing competition and changing reading habits. The company, which has operated ... who know the English language. "Hong Kong is small and readers still like visiting bookstores flipping through books," she said, despite the growing habit of digital reading. SCMP ...




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