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  1. Exodus of expats would cripple supporting sectors of economy

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... like construction and domestic work are carried out by Asians, mainly from the Philippines, Indonesia and South Asia. Mr Henderson, a consultant and associate with the Washington Institute of Near East Policy, suggested the reason so many foreigners were employed in Saudi Arabia was because Saudis generally wanted only management jobs. 'Saudis don't want to sweep ...

  2. Logistics group needs a financial wizard for Asia

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... manager, treasury, to perform, plan and report on regional treasury functions by banks in Asia. A university graduate in accounting or finance with at least six to eight years' experience, ... the cash flow for the Asia-Pacific organisation,' said Andy Weber, managing director, Kuehne+Nagel (Asia-Pacific) Management. 'Some of the main responsibilities are to understand treasury ...

  3. The greying of Asia

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Two developments this week highlight how populations in key Asia-Pacific countries are becoming older, and the challenges accompanying this trend. Indeed, it could ... Richardson, a former Asia editor of the International Herald Tribune, is a visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. The views expressed in this article ...

  4. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific and many of its overseas-based pilots are facing a financial hit after a perfectly legal 'taxsaving'' scheme set up in the early 1990s backfired. One well-informed source said the problem may have already cost Hong Kong' ...

  5. Sector's recovery sparks recruitment drive

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... bringing in the talent of today but also the talent of the future,' Griffiths says. According to Mimi Kam, Bank of East Asia's (BEA) general manager and head of human resources ... a strong response from the job seeking talent pool. Miranda Kwok, China Construction Bank's (Asia) director and executive vice-president, and head of consumer banking group, says Hong ...

  6. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Holiday flights into and out of Hong Kong could face disruption this summer as Dragonair pilots consider a work-to-rule over what they claim is the airline's discriminatory treatment of its locally recruited cockpit crew. The 375-member Dragonair Pil ...

  7. 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 ha ...

  8. Rosy picture of helpers' lives is far removed from reality

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... very good deal in Hong Kong', May 9). It is true that Hong Kong has set the standard for labour legislation concerning domestic workers in Asia, providing the highest minimum wage, ... who approves of the severe discrimination and abuse Chinese migrant workers encounter in the Middle East. Nor does anyone like to remember the shameful, slave-like conditions endured ...

  9. Cathay union 'fatally weakened' by strike setback

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A former leader of Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union (FAU) claims the group has been 'damaged beyond repair' after backing down on its work-to-rule threat amid a dispute over pay increases. Becky Kwan Siu-wa, who led the union for 16 ...

  10. Satyam aims to boost mainland workforce

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... areas, a training centre, convention centre, recreational facilities and dormitories. Mr Aggarwal, who heads Satyam's Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa operations, said the expansion would boost Asia-Pacific's contribution to revenue to 20 per cent from the current 18 per cent within three years. Satyam's mainland operations have been recording losses due ...




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