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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... was not readily available. Citing a provision of the Code on Access to Information, the bureau said the request would require extra time to process due to the "exceptional" nature of the case. ...

  2. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Once the symbol of security, bank jobs seem to be losing their appeal for university students. A survey that ranks the popularity of Hong Kong's major employers found that various banks, with the exception of HSBC, slipped up to 10 places this year. Stockholm-based consultancy Universum, which conducted the survey, blamed the grim economy ...

  3. Bank to open Saturdays

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Banking giant HSBC will resume full counter services at its branches on Saturday mornings from January and will hire 200 staff for the purpose. Under the plan, all HSBC branches except those in Yung Shue Wan, Silvermine Bay and Peng Chau will open from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Some will also open until 4.30pm to provide personal finance and wealth-management ...

  4. Home is where the work is

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as the Cheungs' with Marsiah tend to be the exception. Reports sporadically crop up of abusive employers and malicious helpers. Although cases that warrant legal action are rare, relations between ...

  5. Minimum wage at this time will put more people out of work

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I fully support Oxfam's work and do not question the excellent intentions of Oxfam's Wong Shek-hung ('Delaying minimum wage only aggravates rising poverty', February 23). Unfortunately, worthy intentions do not always lead to worthy outcomes. Bringing in a minimum wage of HK$33 an hour at a time of exceptional economic turbulence and uncertainty would cause ...

  6. Firms oppose 'meddling' race bill

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to speed up the bill's enactment but called for the scrapping of an exception they believed could affect packages they offer to attract staff from overseas. The proposed exception allows ... on micro-managing corporate human resources.' Mr O'Rear said the exception would not be useful, particularly if it required those on expat packages to give up their overseas terms of employment ...

  7. Contractor in pay deal over sewer deaths

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims, who helped the families in the negotiation, said it was an exceptional move. He said it normally took up to a year of arbitration and administrative ...

  8. Sorry, counter closed

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Services that will cease to be provided on Saturdays from July 1: Department of Health medical services by referral or appointments; family clinics for civil servants and those eligible Housing Department officers providing public inquiries and management or maintenance services at public rental estates [except shroff for rent payment]; receiving applications for public housing ...

  9. A defining test of the party's leadership

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Older generations want better lives for their children, and new ones want to do better than their parents. China remains no exception to this truism, even though hundreds of millions now do have a better life. The achievements of one generation define the expectations of the next. Progress has come from industrialisation and global demand for the nation's goods ...

  10. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... not only the grass roots but also the middle class, were exceptionally high and that something must be done to remedy the situation. She said the CTU estimated 10,000 would join its march. Ip ...




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