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  1. Construction site's strike hurts us all, says property boss

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The strike by construction-site metalworkers was having a serious impact on all Hong Kong, the deputy chairman of property giant Cheung Kong Holdings, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, said yesterday. Speaking as the strike continued into its second week, Mr Li said it was not just a commercial issue. 'The work progress at construction sites of private developers ...

  2. Property giants may be let off hook over underpaid workers

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... an informal poll by the South China Morning Post last week found only three of the 19 leading property management agents were taking part in the movement. The 19 agents are members of the Hong Kong ... Anita Lam Property developers may be able to gain accreditation under the voluntary 'wage protection movement' even if workers managed by their subsidiaries are paid less than ...

  3. Property management firms ignore minimum wage deal

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Up to 90 per cent of Hong Kong's property management agents are not taking part in the government's 'wage protection movement' despite verbally pledging support, a senior executive estimates. Among the 19 property management agents questioned by the South China Morning Post last week- most of which are subsidiaries of developer heavyweights ...

  4. China weighs reverse mortgages

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... statistics. Also, China's economic transformation in the past two decades has crimped state firms' earnings and turned millions of state workers jobless nationwide. In China, all property ... Elaine Chan Elderly citizens could soon receive increased incomes under the scheme China is studying plans to introduce reverse mortgages to help elderly citizens increase their incomes ...

  5. Labour pains

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... is meaningless.' Mr Suen's comment came after an informal poll by the South China Morning Post of 19 major property management agents last month found that only three had joined the campaign. They did ... position after he discovered that most of the major players in the market had not joined the scheme. Suen Kwok-lam, president of the Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies, which ...

  6. A good week for ...

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Florence Tsang Chiu-wing She won a maintenance settlement worth HK$1.2 billion following the end of her marriage to Samathur Li Kin-kan, son of property tycoon Samuel Tak Lee. Tsang, a solicitor, reacted with a cheer and broad smile, although the court had ruled she was not entitled to half of her husband's HK$6.4 billion assets because, as suggested by Li's own lawyers, ...

  7. Events

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in emerging markets'. Cliftons. Shanghai: British Chamber of Commerce conference: 'Creating a sustainable and responsible enterprise in China'. JW Marriott Shanghai. Thursday, September ...

  8. Boom time for Macau real estate workers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Professionals in the Macau property sector beat their Hong Kong counterparts when it came to pay rises this year when their salaries rose by twice as much as those in Hong Kong. ... rise, while pay for comparable workers in Hong Kong rose 8.7 per cent, and 9.5 per cent on the mainland. Macau property workers topped the pay-rise list, Hong Kong was in equal fourth spot ...

  9. Third of China's city-dwellers are still second class citizens

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It made headlines around the world at the beginning of this year when government statisticians announced that more than half of China's 1.35 billion people now live in the cities. But what most of the news articles failed to mention is at least 200 million of China's 690 million city-dwellers- and as many as 250 million, according to some estimates- are still ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Airline challenges ruling that allowances and commissions should be included in holiday wage Cathay Pacific took its holiday- pay dispute with its flight attendants to the Court of Final Appeal yesterday. The airline is challenging an appeal court judgmen ...




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