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  1. HK consumers still optimistic

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Scarlett Chiang and Martin Wong Global consumer confidence has dropped but Hong Kong consumers remain highly optimistic about their job prospects, personal finance and consumption. The latest Nielsen global consumer confidence report shows the city's consumer confidence was 5th among 48 world markets. Nielsen interviewed more than 26,000 global consumers online and found ...


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

    ... issues data on existing home sales. Consumer confidence: This is a measure of the level of optimism consumers have about the performance of the economy. Generally consumer confidence is high when the unemployment rate is low and economic growth is high. Housing prices can also affect consumer confidence. ...

  3. Labour Department warns young workers of employment traps and hazards

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Consumer Council suggests young workers should: Keep away from dubious recruitment advertisements, especially those offering high pay but requiring no special skills or qualifications; Avoid employment scams such as pyramid selling frauds or shelf companies- which often do not have any operating or trading activities; Think carefully before accepting demands to pay registration ...

  4. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or lack the necessary skills. The Consumer Council received 260 complaints about agencies last year, a 21 per cent increase on the 2010 total of 214. The city has 290,000 domestic helpers, the vast majority of them from the Philippines or Indonesia. Agencies typically match helpers to employers, organise visas and make travel arrangements. The consumer watchdog urged employers ...

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

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the second chart), which naturally suppresses their spending as consumers. This means the hukou system ensures that 30 per cent of China's urban population are under-paid, deprived of social benefits and constrained in their ability to consume. For an economy looking to rebalance itself more towards consumer spending-driven growth, the hukou laws are a major obstacle to progress. ...

  6. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the sector - even at banks. 'While the investment-banking side is quiet, there is still demand for frontline revenue-generators, particularly in [the areas of] consumer banking and personal ...

  7. MPF reform needed to protect nest eggs

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and it is time for reform to ensure that we can live as rich a life as possible after ceasing work- and are not an excessive burden on the community. A Consumer Council study shows that MPF management ...

  8. Employee confidence levels soar

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Baker

    ... Alex Baker HONG KONG EMPLOYEES are beginning to wonder when the party will end and the booming jobs' growth that is driving higher salaries will begin to slow. The pulse of the workplace was measured by Right Management, a provider of integrated cons ...

  9. Community service for employer after workers overstate lost pay

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Loretta Fong and Agnes Lam A businessman who incited 32 former workers of a failed hotpot restaurant to overstate their outstanding salaries in their application to an insolvency fund has been sentenced to 160 hours of community service. Alfred Chan Yuen-lung, 45, was earlier convicted in Kowloon City Court of one count of incitement to commit fraud on July 10, 2007. The court ...

  10. From MNCs to SMEs, CPA credentials key to rewarding career in accounting

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... created positions. 'There are a number of industries that are in pretty good demand, namely retail, fast moving consumer goods, natural resources and pharmaceuticals. They are relatively more ...




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