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  1. Ivorian opposition and expatriates still living in fear

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Abidjan Despite increased troop protection, residents cringe behind closed doors Security remains foremost in the minds of expatriates and opposition ministers ... of the 14,000-strong French expatriate population to flee. The expatriates who chose to remain are living under tight security, many of them deeply shocked by the looting and violence. 'Everyone ...

  2. Rebound brings the expatriates flocking back

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver With the turnaround in the local economy and an upturn in the region, Hong Kong is experiencing a boom in the number of expatriates arriving to take up senior postings, ... Staff assigned to regional offices a short commute from Hong Kong were choosing to settle their families here, close to international schools and other expatriate amenities. Hong Kong appeared ...

  3. Expatriates 'will be heard'

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The views of expatriates and ethnic minorities on political reform were valuable and would be considered by the government, the groups were assured yesterday. '[These ... a consultation forum with foreign business leaders and ethnic groups' representatives. He said the expatriate community played an important part in Hong Kong and deserved thorough consultation. ...

  4. Expatriate defies doubters and ventures into Guangzhou nights

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... The Tunisian-born Italian expatriate then gutted the place, redecorating it- inside and out- beyond recognition. You'd never know that this was once a stylish exhibition hall, one of the first historic ... in blue-collar Guangzhou. They maintain the city lacks the critical mass of free-spending expatriates and tourists needed to keep its cash registers ringing. Sooner or later it will have to turn ...

  5. Expatriates are the latest growth industry for Macau

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... with the population of 450,000, the expatriate community in the former Portuguese enclave is still small. In the first six months of this year, an average of 7,119 US nationals and 3,463 British nationals per ... to Macau for a holiday as well as to live and invest here.' Other expatriate communities are well established in Macau. The Macau Water Supply Company chief executive and an executive director ...

  6. Expatriate pay packages join no-frills trend

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... As wage reforms take hold, rich perks, fat bonuses and golden handshakes are cut down to size, writes Jane Moir Expatriate packages are the stuff of legends. There was the banker who demanded to fly first class because his legs were so long, and the executive who would not sign a contract until his office was expanded to make more room for putting. There was also ...

  7. Foreign firms find it hard to fill top jobs

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... managerial positions for their mainland operations. The 2004 China Expatriate and Returnee Compensation and Benefits report also found that companies were keener to tap local talent, including foreigners living on the mainland, because it was cheaper than hiring expatriates overseas. The survey, conducted by human resources consultant Hewitt Associates with the support of the American ...

  8. Banks told not to target Filipinos

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Monetary Authority has advised banks not to single out clients, especially Filipino women, from countries on a money-laundering watch list. The move comes after the South China Morning Post revealed Filipino expatriates faced difficulties seeking services at some banks. Full report- C1 ...

  9. Our picks

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Japanese literature. The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan (ISBN 1880656310), Edited by Suzanne Kamata A series of short stories by 36 non-Japanese writers who have chosen to stay in the country. The unique literary culture of Japan has confronted its expatriate writing community with a challenging mental and physical landscape. The Oxford book of Japanese short ...

  10. Expat living

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has jumped 11 places to No 33 in a ranking of world cities for expatriates. The survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit gave Hong Kong top marks for transport and housing, utility networks, availability of consumer goods and personal safety. What do you like or think can be improved about living in Hong Kong? Write to us. ...




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