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  1. Local expatriates in demand

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Amid a surge in expatriate postings, the international labour market is seeing shorter overseas assignments, more junior expatriate staff, and changes in compensation packages as companies seek to cut costs. Filippo Sarti, CEO for Asia-Pacific at Regus, says that while expatriate packages for senior positions remain attractive- 56 per cent are given regular trips home and 39 ...

  2. Expatriate man found floating in sea dies

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of an expatriate man thought to be in his 40s. He was found floating in the sea off Shek Kwu Chau at about 5am yesterday by an angler on board a sampan. The unconscious man was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital, where he was declared dead shortly before 7am. Police said no suspicious wounds were found ...

  3. British tax case ruling unlikely to affect vast majority of expatriates

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... number of your British expatriate readership unnecessarily. For example, Bilton suggests that if you are a British national living in Hong Kong, but have maintained connections in Britain (for ... cent British tax on the basis that they can argue that you are a British resident. This is not the case for almost all British expatriates. If a British expatriate leaves Britain to work ...

  4. Events

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce workshop: 'Environmental performance'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Monday, September 6: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Where should expatriates work and live in Asia?' Bank of America Tower. ...

  5. Expats staying away as local riders rise to prominence

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken No season review five years ago would have forecast the changing landscape of Hong Kong's jockey colony to resemble the situation as we close the door on this season. In 2004-05, wins by Chinese jockeys accounted for 64 races from the sea ...

  6. Pair held after cocaine found in parcel

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two expatriate men were arrested in Causeway Bay on Saturday by customs officers, who had seized 1.38kg of cocaine on Wednesday in the weave of a hamper sent by air from Argentina. The pair, aged 26 and 36, will appear in Tsuen Wan Court today on a joint charge of drug trafficking. ...

  7. Expat packages disappearing

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Baat Gwaa

    ... a huge expatriate package and Westerners are not the favoured candidates for Asia's top jobs, especially in banking. Industry watchers fear that expatriate packages are disappearing as there are more incentives to hire locals because of lower salaries. Expatriates are hired for a transitional period to train local staff. At the end of the day, the job will always go to the most ...

  8. Pilots, Cathay to talk about race discrimination issue

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... make up 373 of the airline's 2,467 pilots, are threatening to lodge a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission unless they get the same fringe benefits as expatriate cockpit crew. Hong Kong-based expatriate pilots - comprising 46 per cent of all pilots - receive housing allowances ranging from HK$24,000 to around HK$60,000 a month on top of their basic salaries and have ...

  9. Expats settle for less to stay competitive

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Growing competition for jobs in Asia is forcing expatriates to settle for less compensation and take on more work in order to secure a position. Recruitment consultants say more expatriate job seekers are knocking on doors at mainland companies instead of traditional landing spots like multinationals. Many mainland businesses are still growing and beefing up ...

  10. Events

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, March 1: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'New in China cross-border taxation: Circulars 601 and 698'. Bank of America Tower, Central. Tuesday, March 2: International SOS and Cigna International Expatriate Benefits seminar: 'Duty of care expert forum on managing the risks of a global workforce'. American Club. ...




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