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  1. Beijing, Shanghai overtake HK on expatriate costs

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for expatriates. They said the weak US dollar and inflation on the mainland were the reasons. 'The cost of living differential between [mainland cities and Hong Kong] has consistently narrowed since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004664/beijing-shanghai-overtake-hk-expatriate-costs
  2. Cantonese-medium local system is unsuitable for expatriate students

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In his letter ('Expats who are in HK to make money shun local schools as beneath them', December 10), Pierce Lam encourages expatriates to send their children to local schools ... expatriate children. The few local schools that do use English as a medium of instruction are some of the best institutions in Hong Kong. They are highly competitive, admitting only the finest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988159/cantonese-medium-local-system-unsuitable-expatriate-students
  3. City's expatriates lag in salary stakes

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com The cost of sending expatriates to work in Hong Kong is the third-highest in Asia, just behind Japan and India, according to a new survey. But the take-home income of the city's expatriates ranks 10th in Asia, behind those working in developing countries such as Cambodia, Pakistan and Laos. The survey of 10,000 expatriate middle managers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977111/citys-expatriates-lag-salary-stakes
  4. HK offers shelter to expatriates fleeing Tokyo after disaster

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Amanda Lee Hong Kong has become a haven for expatriates fleeing Tokyo in the wake of the crisis in Japan- among them finance professionals in need of trading licences ... banks have closed their operations in Tokyo, some of their expatriate employees have left Japan. A manager with a US bank who wanted to remain anonymous said some senior expatriate bankers based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741609/hk-offers-shelter-expatriates-fleeing-tokyo-after-disaster
  5. HK rents third most expensive for expatriates

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Hong Kong has leapt six places to become the world's third most expensive city for expatriates to rent a two-bedroom apartment, according to a survey released by human ... costs in more than 120 locations worldwide, concentrating on the areas and types of accommodation commonly used by expatriates. The figures help managers assess the provision of housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738339/hk-rents-third-most-expensive-expatriates
  6. Expatriates still heading for HK despite the recession

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Immigration Department statistics appear to reflect a trend seen by local relocation experts - expatriates are moving to Hong Kong despite the financial crisis. Arrival and departure records show there were 551,329 foreigners living in Hong Kong at the end of last year, compared to 534,427 in 2007. There was a slight rise in the number of US expatriates, up from 27,230 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674156/expatriates-still-heading-hk-despite-recession
  7. City rated poorly by expatriate parents

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Expatriates give Hong Kong a low rating as a place to raise children because of its high costs and limited outdoor lifestyle, a survey has found. The city ranked 11th among 14 places covered in the poll, conducted by HSBC between February and April. Only the Netherlands, Britain and the United Arab Emirates finished below Hong Kong. The survey asked 2,155 expats, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655477/city-rated-poorly-expatriate-parents
  8. Expatriates have replaced the British as new breed of colonialists

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of letters have appeared in these columns asserting that the English Schools Foundation's (ESF) subsidised education is an expatriate privilege. They make me wonder whether ... native denizens have internalised a self-deprecating mentality and become purblind to the iniquity of the established practice where they have to work more for less reward than expatriates do. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662926/expatriates-have-replaced-british-new-breed-colonialists
  9. Rebound brings the expatriates flocking back

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by 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, according ... 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 to be a base ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470014/rebound-brings-expatriates-flocking-back
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448062/expatriate-pay-packages-join-no-frills-trend

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