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  1. Western expatriates continue to leave Hong Kong in droves

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Warnings that Hong Kong is becoming less attractive to top foreign professionals have been underlined by figures indicating that the number of western expatriates working ... last year. Figures from the Immigration Department showed that between 2001 and last year, the number of western expatriates dropped by one-third from 106,740. The biggest decline was among ...

  2. Munce scandal fails to deter expatriate jockeys

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for expatriate jockeys. Some felt the balance may have swung away from Hong Kong and towards safety as riders considered the benefits of riding here against the possibility of being caught up ...

  3. Rise in local interest in an 'expatriate' event

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... Diana Danyi Regarded primarily as the expat event in Hong Kong, the Rugby Sevens has seen an increase in attendance of local Chinese people- especially among the white collar corporate sector. 'Though there is a good mix of professionals at the Seven ...

  4. Dollar blues

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Big rises in the value of their home currencies are adversely affecting the salaries of some expatriates. Is this currency gap going to lead to a brain drain of expatriates? Write to us. ...

  5. Expat drain

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of caucasians in Hong Kong has dropped 20 per cent over the past five years, suggesting the former British colony is starting to lose its appeal to western expatriates. Is it and, if so, how do we get them to stay? Write to us ...

  6. HK narrows gap with mainland on expat costs of living

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The falling US dollar and the rising yuan have narrowed the advantage Beijing and Shanghai enjoy over Hong Kong in costs of living for expatriates, a worldwide survey shows. But ECA International, which carried out the survey, said Hong Kong could not draw much satisfaction from its findings. Worsening air pollution and the lack of school places could put expatriates ...

  7. Expat union numbers shrink to critical level

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Ten years after the handover, the once-dominant expatriate civil service union has shrunk to a critical level that may threaten its continued representation at the negotiating table with the government. The membership of the Association of Expatriate Civil Servants of Hong Kong fell to 44 this year from 1,070 in 1992, casting doubt over the role of expatriates under ...

  8. Foreign institutions embark on huge recruitment drive

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... employees to their mainland operations, and three others expect to hire an additional 3,000. The same 40 banks employ 2,872 expatriates. This was an increase on a 2005 survey which found 35 banks had only employed 475 expatriates, with the report concluding that many banks were supporting their expansion by importing trained personnel. Over the next three years, the number ...

  9. A welcome move to join the club

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clubs only opened their doors to expatriates. Even now, there are some which, as a legacy of times gone by, have maintained a predominantly western membership. Thankfully, that position is changing. As we report today, more clubs that were once bastions of wealthy and well-connected expatriates have turned their attention to attracting local members. Most of these clubs have ...

  10. FA to change ratio of expat players

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The Hong Kong Football Association is poised to abolish the four-to-three ratio of overseas-to-mainland players in the quota for expatriates next season. A maximum of seven expatriates will still be allowed per team for a match, the same number as last season, but there will be no limit on whether they are from China or other parts of the world. In the past, the FA ...




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