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  1. Wage joy for civil servants in survey

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reflected the economic growth. Civil servants have shared society's burden by having a pay cut during the economic downturn.' The findings reflected increased bonuses paid by the companies ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Civil servants may get more than they had hoped for, following the release of a government survey that showed pay in the private sector rose more than ...

  2. Developers target estates owned by civil servants

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... in prime urban areas. Nicholas Brooke, chairman of Professional Property Services, said properties owned by civil servants' co-operative building societies were attracting developer interest because 'they are usually in good locations and are often underdeveloped sites'. The government granted land for housing at concessionary rates to societies formed by civil servants ...

  3. Unfair comparisons skew civil servants' pay study: lawmaker

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... that such public bodies, some of which are funded by taxpayers or owned by the government, have independent pay structures. The Executive Council ruled on Tuesday that there was no need to adjust civil ... Schemes Authority, the Urban Renewal Authority, the Housing Society, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, the Airport Authority, the Trade Development Council and the Tourism Board. Tourism ...

  4. Pay rise or not, priority is civil service efficiency

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

    ... Governments come and go, but the civil service that advises them and implements their policies remains in place. It provides stability and continuity during changing times, which makes it a powerful instrument of effective governance. But the civil service can also be troublesome to a government that gets on the wrong side of it. This is something that Hong Kong officials have learned ...

  5. Private bosses assess impact of civil service pay studies

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Chamber warns salary surveys may affect economy An urgent assessment of the economic impact of three civil service pay studies announced in recent weeks is being carried out by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. The news comes as Hong Kong's largest civil service union pushes the government to go beyond market wage increases to award an across-the-board 6 per ...

  6. Charities' chance to restore credibility

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charitable organisations have an important role to play in the nascent development of the mainland's civil society, as do non-government organisations that fill the gap between what ... Society of China. Now the Ministry for Civil Affairs has moved to restore credibility by launching a public consultation on a draft law to make them more accountable. The mainland's leaders ...

  7. Investment tips for the good of Hong Kong society

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia as pilot cities. The project showcased the use of public policy to promote impact investing at the highest level. Britain's Big Society Capital, ...

  8. Apple's obligation is to its shareholders, not society

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It used to be said that what was good for General Motors was good for the America. The implication was clear: the health of the United States economy as a whole depended on the success of the country's biggest corporations. Over recent ye ...

  9. When banks see profit in serving the real economy, society benefits, too

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng This week saw my first visit to Bangkok since the floods late last year. The city seems to have recovered and the economy is on the mend. After a 0.1per cent growth in gross domestic product in 2011, Thailand is forecast by the Institute of I ...

  10. Society wants curb on excessive banquet spending

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo Mandy.zuo@scmp.com The Jiu San Society, one of the mainland's eight non-communist parties, will submit a proposal at this year's annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference calling for curbs on government spending on banquets, cars and travel. A proposal by the party's central committee says government administrative ...




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