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  1. Expatriates' needs give birth to thriving online business

    Posted Jan 07th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... with Anna Healy Fenton AsiaXPAT.com is a one-stop shop for expatriates coming to Asia. Whether they need information on property, travel, relocation companies, finding a maid, classified ... for an investment fund. That provided the germ of the asiaXPAT.com idea: generating revenue from property advertisements for the expatriate market. 'The big developers had all the luxury stuff ...

  2. Tax rise may lead to fewer US expatriates

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on US citizens working overseas. Under the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, which US President George W. Bush is expected to ratify in the next few days, expatriate ... for inflation. However, as companies usually pay US income taxes for their expatriate American staff, the increased cost of business may force employers to look elsewhere for talent or to restructure ...

  3. Lakeville Regency draws expatriates

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE ONGOING SALE of Lakeville Regency, developed by Shui On Land, reflects strong buying interest from the Hong Kong and expatriate communities in Shanghai. So far about 40 per cent of the buyers are from Hong Kong. Another 25 per cent are from the United States and Europe, and 35 per cent are from Taiwan and the rest of Asia. The expatriates are working and living in Shanghai ...

  4. Parkview offers expatriates a home away from home

    Posted Oct 11th 2006, 12:00am by Christopher Dobson

    ... Chris Dobson Extended rooms cater for families and a new indoor rock-climbing wall complements existing outdoor facilities MORE SERVICED apartments are opening up to cater for the growing influx of expatriate professionals setting up a temporary home in Hong Kong. Clean and well maintained, the serviced flats are run to high standards, though nearly all are in the high-rise urban ...

  5. Shanghai targets illegal expatriates

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... businesses that did not have a strong legal awareness about hiring foreign staff or were prepared to help expatriates dodge tax. ...

  6. Confusion voiced over race law's effect on expatriate deals

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... foreign staff on expatriate packages. Companies will still be able to offer such packages, but the recruits must have experience 'not readily available in Hong Kong' and must not be permanent residents. Those currently on expatriate terms will not be affected. Country manager for recruitment firm Hudson, Erika Morton, said companies generally preferred to hire locally, ...

  7. Expat numbers don't add up

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Hong Kong may have always been an immigrant society, but our government has repeatedly said it's a difficult task to keep track of the flows of people in and out of the city. It is perhaps time officials tried to do a better job of estimating the composition of our population, particularly our expatriate community. The need to overhaul the tabulation methods ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Couple held after fight Police arrested an expatriate man and his girlfriend following an assault at their Square Street flat in Sheung Wan at about 5am. Police said the man, 30, allegedly punched the 30-year-old woman who, in turn, stabbed him with a fruit knife. ...

  9. Expats in HK pay the price for stronger dollar, survey shows

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong has climbed eight places on the list of most expensive cities for expatriates, from 60 to 52, in the six months from last September to March this year, a survey found. ... most expensive Asian city for expatriates in the world but narrowed the gap with Taipei, which rose from 55 to 51. The mainland's costliest city, Beijing, also rose from 95 to 89 ...

  10. Alarm raised as expats opt to shun HK

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... foreign professionals have been underlined by figures indicating that the number of western expatriates working and living in the city plunged last year. Arrival and departure records of foreign expatriates showed the number of Americans, Britons, Canadians and Australians dropped by 14 per cent- from 93,000 to 79,190- continuing a steady decline in recent years. A top government adviser ...




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