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  1. Graduates found to lack knowledge, job loyalty

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The survey, conducted by City University and the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, found that most employers were dissatisfied with fresh graduates' level of knowledge about ... with less than a year's work experience- had little loyalty to the company, changing jobs frequently. About 64 per cent of respondents said students should improve their business sense ...

  2. Long-distance call

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... Francesca Fearon 'Ask an English person to name a famous Asian woman and all they can think of is Lucy Liu or Michelle Yeoh,' says Betty Yao MBE, a founding member of the Pan ... stems from that.' In 1975, Yao and her first husband moved to London, where she founded Opera Now magazine with a group of friends, before selling it in the 90s. Despite 35 years in London, ...

  3. Companies open 164 offices in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A total of 6,561 overseas and mainland companies had offices in Hong Kong as of June 1, up 2.6 per cent from a year ago, a government survey showed. The increase meant ... headquarters, or 2.6 per cent, to 1,285, while there were 25 more regional offices, up 1.1 per cent to 2,353, the Census and Statistics Department's annual survey found. ...

  4. Tough challenge for those willing to lend a hand

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sally Course

    ... long hours. But Ms Yeung, then a 20-year-old City University student studying for a higher diploma in English for Professional Communication, found the independence gained rewarding. 'You ... there will always be times when you find it very hard... it is a way to get to know yourself. You learn so much,' she said. AFS, founded in 1947, operates in 56 countries and started in Hong Kong ...

  5. Fewer companies satisfied with city's environment, poll reveals

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Fewer companies feel the quality of the natural environment is satisfactory, casting a shadow over the city's overall positive business image, a poll revealed yesterday. The annual survey, carried out by ACNielsen on behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, found only 34 per cent of the firms felt the city's environment was 'very ...

  6. Companies upbeat on HK's prospects

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan and Ambrose Leung Companies in Hong Kong expect better business and economic conditions in the next two years, a survey by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce found ... members. The survey also found many companies wanted political reform as soon as possible, reflecting the growing desire for change sparked by the July 1 protest. Mr O'Rear and Eden Woon ...

  7. Company bosses are not in workers' good books

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Hong Kong workers have the least commitment to their jobs and the lowest confidence in their employers, a survey has found. Only 48 per cent of Hong Kong workers plan to stay ... Hong Kong workers also have little confidence in their companies, with 86 per cent saying they would not recommend it as the best place to work. And 57 per cent do not feel a high sense ...

  8. Small companies in Fire industries fuel continued tenant demand

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... space users. These new companies mostly consisted of four or five people who usually took up an office of less than 5,000 squarefeet, he said. The consultant's recent survey found that many ... Fire firms were set up in Hong Kong, with each hiring five workers on average, the survey found. The average company size is substantially smaller than that in the last office property rebound ...

  9. Scramble for Africa

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... returns, according to David Wai Mian-zhi, director of Welloyd Industries Company, which manufactures plastic products and machinery in southern China and southern Nigeria. A veteran of 40 years ... Creating jobs is an integral part of the China-Africa-Hong Kong equation for entrepreneur Annie Wu Suk-ching, who last year founded a Hong Kong chapter of the Beijing-based China-Africa Business ...

  10. Creative leap forward for professionals

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... for good, reputable architects. 'More importantly, they respect architects and they have faith in us. This attitude facilitates better co-operation.' Mr Lau's company operates offices ... projects for high-density areas in China,' Mr Lau said. The company, established in 1972, provides consultancy on a broad range of areas, including architectural design, planning projects, ...




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