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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Businesses count the cost of decision to block extra Shenzhen visitors

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Fiona Tam, JOLIE HO

    ... on visitor halt Restaurateurs anticipating an influx of visitors from across the border have reduced their forecasts of extra earnings by HK$1 billion. Retailers' hopes of better business were ... with some claiming the city is already "overrun". Residents also fear the multi-entry permit may ease the way for illegal workers or parallel traders. Business aside, residents of the two ...

  2. Business - China Business

    Prospective China investors beware: pitfalls of doing business in the mainland

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Expats get tips on business hitches to look out for Beware mainland pitfalls With economic uncertainty continuing in Europe and the United States, an increasing number of companies and individuals arrive in Hong Kong looking to do business on the mainland. While setting up a business is fast and straightforward in Hong Kong, the process can become complicated ...

  3. Poorer business English may hit competitiveness

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daleena Samara Hong Kong's employees are getting by with only a basic command of Business English, the Global Business English Index (BEI) has found. They can understand business presentations and communicate descriptions of problems and solutions, but struggle when asked to play an active role in business discussions or perform relatively complex language tasks. The BEI, based ...

  4. Hong Kong firms pay the most for business airfares

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com The cost of business travel airfares for Hong Kong firms is the highest in the world, a report by Concur, a US provider of travel and expense management ... and the most expensive cities for business travel. The top three global categories- airfare, lodging and dining- accounted for more than 60 per cent of total spending, compared with 50 per cent ...

  5. It's business as usual

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... society. The disproportionately high number of delegates from the business sector underlines the central government's 'united front' effort directed towards Hong Kong's business elite in the past two decades. The united front policy sought to build a broad base of support from beyond the Communist Party, and in Hong Kong it focused on wooing the business elite. ...

  6. Business law's global scope

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contract.' The programme is delivered in block mode, providing greater flexibility for Hong Kong employees. 'Many students work in the business and financial sector. Many of them have a first ...

  7. Business lobby wants competition law ditched

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... law, which they say is ambiguous. Benny Kong Bing-to, spokesman for the Joint Committee of Business Federations and Chambers of Commerce, said: 'The two conduct rules in the draft bill ... through quickly? Are their industry's interests at stake?' Kong, who has 20 years of legal experience, says the passing of the bill would bring good business for lawyers. Tong said ...

  8. Business fears over lack of school places

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The lack of international school places in Hong Kong could undermine its long-term development as a regional business centre. Surveys carried out ... places is detrimentally affecting city businesses. Two-thirds said the problem had made Hong Kong less appealing as a regional hub. 'The lack of access to high-quality international-school ...

  9. Business world up in arms at plan to cap directorships

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Hong Kong business people are well known for their work ethic, the latest example being the strong opposition to a cap on how many directorships one can take. In December ... at the end of August last year had more than five independent directorships. The opposition has not only come from these directors, but also from hundreds of others in the business community. Many ...

  10. Young wary of starting a business

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan More than 80 per cent of young adults have no interest in running their own business, with most citing lack of support for start-ups and the high capital cost of entering business as the main reasons, a survey by the Trade Development Council found. Council assistant chief economist Daniel Poon Wing-choi said the rate of entrepreneurship among young Hongkongers ...




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