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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Young and old must work to bridge generation gap

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Recruitment experts say older bosses need to learn how to get most out of recruits Young and old must work to bridge generation gap One day last year, a manager of a financial company sat patiently in his office waiting for a second interview with a fresh university graduate. An interviewee showed up, but there was one problem: he wasn't ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse for China's property sector

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com While home prices will consolidate, government to ease cooling measures to avert a hard landing Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse Be prepared for the downturn in mainland property to last for several years, but fears of a market collapse are overblown, industry consultants say. While it is inevitable that home prices will consolidate, they say ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse amid urgent crisis talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Arbil Diplomatic talks take place in Arbil as Iraqi government troops battle Sunni insurgents for control of key oil refinery US Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday, urging ...

  4. Business - China Business - DEBT

    Bankruptcies rock loan guarantors in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Daniel Ren

    ... loan-shark schemes in Wenzhou resulted in the collapse of the city's economy, with dozens of underground banking operators and investors either committing suicide or fleeing the country. The government felt loan guarantors could bridge the gap between cash-hungry businesses and financial institutions. Borrowers without enough collateral could use loan guarantee services to access ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraqi army in 'psychological collapse' as ISIL advances, US expert says

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:48pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Baghdad Analyst describes 'psychological collapse' in the face of the ISIL offensive Iraqi army reeling from desertions The 300 US advisers authorised ... as "psychological collapse" in the face of the continuing offensive from militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The desperation has reached such a level that President Nouri ...

  6. Safety drive after deadly collapse

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok All arched bridges to be checked, construction of new ones stopped The deadly collapse of a stone bridge in Fenghuang county, Hunan province, has sparked a mainland-wide ... from the site of the collapsed bridge, which spanned 328 metres and was 42 metres high. Xinhua last night put the death toll at 47, and quoted an unnamed expert as saying it was unlikely ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh accuses 17 over Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,130

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:34pm by Reuters

    ... that collapsed last year, killing over 1,130 mostly garment workers. The April last year collapse of Rana Plaza, built on swampy ground outside Dhaka, ranks amongst the world’s worst industrial accidents ... a four-day hunt shortly after the building collapsed, apparently trying to flee across the border to India. ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattachajee said Rana’s name did not appear in documents ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Three killed as Mumbai airport flyover collapses

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai The collapse of a flyover bridge being built at Mumbai’s main airport killed three people and injured another six, Indian police said on Thursday. “A large slab fell suddenly late last night, trapping several people underneath it,” Uttam Korekar, a senior police inspector, told reporters at the site of the accident. “Most of them were labourers,” ...

  9. Bodies recovered from Jiujiang Bridge accident

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Five bodies have been recovered downstream of Foshan's Jiujiang Bridge, part of which collapsed last week when it was hit by a sand barge. Two were not related to the collapse and police were trying to identify the others, Nanhai district spokesman Mai Shaoqiang said. At least nine people, including two bridge workmen, plunged into Guangdong's West River, ...




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