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  1. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the slide in popularity of bank jobs, although accounting firms and management consultancies surged up the list. HSBC retained its top spot as the most desired employer for the city's business ... to HK$15,817 this year from HK$16,169 a year ago. While business students shunned the financial sector, those majoring in engineering and natural sciences were eager to join it. Goldman Sachs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005257/banks-lose-shine-among-local-business-students
  2. Business confidence returns

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... evident in survey responses about general business conditions. Here, 70 per cent viewed the situation in the first quarter as either positive or very positive, and 62 per cent expected the outlook ... because candidates are prepared to see us and discuss changing jobs. But visibility in our business is notoriously short. If there is an economic scare, recruitment and advertising are the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712331/business-confidence-returns
  3. Paternity leave would be 'costly for businesses'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A law introducing paid paternity leave would create difficulties in Hong Kong, such as adding to the operating costs of small and medium-sized enterprises, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday. His comments cam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684451/paternity-leave-would-be-costly-businesses
  4. Minimum wage law could lead to closure of some businesses

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of lower-skilled workers. Spokesmen from various chambers of commerce have already said the extra costs of the legislation would be passed on to consumers. Knowing that local businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, are already suffering from the financial crisis and credit crunch, many are worried that owners of local businesses will lose out. This happened on the mainland when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662174/minimum-wage-law-could-lead-closure-some-businesses
  5. HP grants to drive youth business initiatives

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Asia-Pacific communities. The China Association for Employment Promotion and Youth Business China won grants, worth US$80,000 each. Other awardees of HP's Micro Enterprise Development Grant initiative last week were the Asean Foundation, the Korea International Trade Association and Mission Australia. Micro-enterprise development agencies, which provide start-up assistance, business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582963/hp-grants-drive-youth-business-initiatives
  6. Businesses turn to universities to help boost staff productivity

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Techouse Consultancy, said: 'Business organisations in Hong Kong, especially the bigger-sized corporations, are committed to human capital investment and have generous budgets for staff ... be brought in to upgrade staff capability in various aspects such as soft skills, technical know-how and business sense. Companies will also sponsor employees taking relevant courses or further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589746/businesses-turn-universities-help-boost-staff-productivity
  7. HP grants to drive youth business initiatives

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Asia-Pacific communities. The China Association for Employment Promotion and Youth Business China won grants, worth US$80,000 each. Other awardees of HP's Micro Enterprise Development Grant initiative last week were the Asean Foundation, the Korea International Trade Association and Mission Australia. Micro-enterprise development agencies, which provide start-up assistance, business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583079/hp-grants-drive-youth-business-initiatives
  8. BUSINESS TERMS

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mortgage: A loan where the borrower offers property or land as security to the lender until the loan is repaid. Payments are usually made every month over a long period of time, for example 25 years. US new home sales: An economic indicator that measures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594844/business-terms
  9. Creaky jobs machine is back in business

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... there are more opportunities in management, including financial accounting, planning and forecasting and analysis. Tax experts, business consultants, credit specialists and financial controllers ... number of job opportunities is in the garment industry. 'In logistics, they are fishing for people for business development and sales people with contacts,' said Victor Lai, a managing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453225/creaky-jobs-machine-back-business
  10. Business alarmed by needless deaths

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... With the suicide rate rising alarmingly in recent years, business leaders say bosses have a responsibility to tackle the problem. Kwan Chuk-fai, a manager at NWS Holdings, which owns New ... Chan-lung, honorary president of the Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business, said: 'It is sad to see an upward trend of suicide cases. 'People choose to kill themselves because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427264/business-alarmed-needless-deaths

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