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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ditch elitist expat class system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Time to ditch elitist expat class system Hong Kong does not need more international schools. It needs local schools that are capable of educating expatriate students at an affordable price. That is the way it is done in almost all international cities in the Western world. It is the only way for a modern city like Hong Kong to reform its ...

  2. Expatriates may face benefits squeeze

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... by the United States subprime mortgage crisis. Although property consultants say they see no sign of an immediate cut in perks and benefits for expatriate staff, they expect the growth of luxury ... respiratory syndrome in 2003, some expatriates had to move from three-bedroom to two-bedroom flats as a result of a cut in housing allowances, he said. Anne-Marie Sage, the regional director ...

  3. Expatriates buying as rents climb

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Falling mortgage costs boost growing trend to own homes in HK A growing number of young middle-income expatriates are being lured into buying units in mass residential properties ... sqft flat and convinced her that now was the right time to own a property in Hong Kong. 'I was fed up with renting for so many years,' she said. Another expatriate turned Hong Kong ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Expatriates keen to call IFC home

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Luxury serviced apartments are gaining increased popularity as growing business activity fuels demand for 'hassle-free' accommodation from both expatriates ... 36 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year. About 70 per cent of expatriates' housing budgets were $70,000 or less a month, according ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Business - Economy - TAXATION

    Canada and Hong Kong end expats' double tax whammy

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Trade and investment expected to be boosted as city signs agreement No 26 on taxation HK and Canada in deal to end tax double whammy Hong Kong and Canada have signed a treaty to avoid double taxation and increase trade bet ...

  9. Going home

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The economic slump has led to many expatriates in the financial sector being laid off and leaving Hong Kong. Should we be concerned by this exodus of people with talent and expertise? Write to us. ...


    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The leasing market for Hong Kong's luxury homes is being supported by rich central Asians, just as demand from expatriates has been hit by cost-cutting measures, according to a report by Savills. Demand from investors in the energy and commodity sectors from Russia and Mongolia, plus big international retailers, is on the rise. Savills says these tenants typically look for a large ...




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