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  1. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe's economic troubles are washing up on Hong Kong's shores in the form of a surge in migrants from the continent coming to the city to work. Government figures show ... [for the economy to get better] in Spain. They do master's degree after master's degree,' he said, but that was not enough: 'They have to move.' Fitchett, from Madrid, ...

  2. HK slows down, but still growing

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hong Kong's economy grew last month, though at a slower pace than February, according to HSBC's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The HSBC ... and Europe can slow things down again.' Freya Beamish, an economist with Lombard Street Research, a London think tank, said: 'We expect Hong Kong's growth to be below its normal trend ...

  3. China rules!

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Europe and some Asian countries have been getting worse. China offers an alternative for foreigners. According to 'Hit by crisis, young foreigners find China a land of opportunity' ... While other countries struggle with their sluggish economy, China's economy is still growing. America's unemployment rate is going to rise to about 10 per cent this year, ...

  4. Exodus of expats would cripple supporting sectors of economy

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

    ... sectors of the economy would halt if worsening terrorism forced millions of expatriate workers to leave. Recent Labour Ministry figures revealed that foreigners comprised more than 60 per cent ... company Saudi Aramco and hold most of the technical jobs as well,' he said. 'But there are other large chunks of the economy wholly dependent on expatriates.' Officials have long ...

  5. Bankruptcy rises despite improving economy

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... looking for jobs again, adding to the pool of job seekers. Bankruptcies soared in 2002 and early last year as the economy crashed, pushing people out of work. Many turned to credit cards and racked up large debts, forcing them into bankruptcy. But as the economy has improved, so have the bankruptcy figures. ...

  6. Pay prospects improve as economy picks up

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Louisa Yan and Kelvin Chan But increases will probably be less than 1pc, say human resources experts Hong Kong's economy looks to be heading for a good year. Business conditions ... last year salaries were reduced by a fifth of a per cent. 'The finding was only based on the situation in the first two months but it still sends us a message that the economy is picking ...

  7. HK economy marks 7 months of growth

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... the 56.3 per cent recorded in November, signifying that the economy is still growing but at a slower pace. An index reading of higher than 50 means the economy is generally expanding while under 50 ... in October after tumbling to a low of 39.1 in April because of the Sars outbreak. The index has been at or above 50 since June, when it was at 50.2. The economy expanded by 4 per cent year-on-year ...

  8. Growth will tackle overheating economy

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fears about the economy overheating. Despite the Sars outbreak, the economic growth rate in the first half of the year still reached 8.2 per cent. But the urban unemployment rate rose to 4.2 per ... Ma acknowledged that the economy had shown signs of overheating. 'The trend of excessive investments and wasteful duplication in construction is picking up,' he said. Using the iron ...

  9. Tide is turning for euro-zone reforms

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... are beginning to look up for structural change in Europe's two biggest economies. But the reform path, which could help revive a largely moribund European economy and bolster world economic growth, ... inflexibility and social welfare costs that have kept productivity gains in most of Europe well below those of other regions of the world. However, popular resistance has been so strong that the French ...

  10. take action

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... minute during check-in in December. 'As an expat in Hong Kong for 16 years, I have flown to the US, Europe and China with various airlines, including Cathay. This overweight-luggage incident is the first in all my travels,' she wrote. 'Last December I booked an economy flight with Cathay Pacific to Geneva. On December 22 I called the airline's customer service desk ...




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