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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, ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Smaller businesses have more workplace accidents, survey finds

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam They are less likely than large firms to spend cash on safety Most accidents in the workplace take place at small and medium-sized enterprises that allocate fewer resources to safety measures than larger organisations, a study of injured employe ...

  8. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC Holdings is approaching a number of European and Japanese insurers in an attempt to sell its worldwide general insurance business, according to people ... In Hong Kong, its general insurance business netted gross premiums of HK$1.85 billion in 2009, representing a market share of 6.5 per cent. Industry sources said the lender had started to approach ...

  9. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be completed by the end of June. He also said the bank would continue to hire in the region as it developed more fee-income and yuan-related businesses. But even as the bank's Asia-Pacific ... Singapore and Australia. HSBC Hong Kong chief executive Anita Fung Yuen-mei said the local unit would focus on the yuan business and those related to the capital market. Separately, HSBC said ...

  10. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the private sector, especially small and very small businesses that are a major source of new jobs. Wen said the mainland had managed to keep its labour market 'basically stable' up to now, ...




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