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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Home and away

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong require expatriates applying for permanent residence to demonstrate that they will make their home here? Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. 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 Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Macau's rental yield is expected to rise, although the overall residential property market could remain steady, according to Midland Realty. More expatriates involved in construction and infrastructure projects are anticipated to look for homes in Macau, which will push up rents. Midland adds that transactions have fallen sharply after the Macau government introduced a special stamp duty ...

  7. Hong Kong is now cheaper for expats than Singapore

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... between the cities, according to a cost of living index. The index, drawn up by human resources consultancy ECA International, showed it was far cheaper for expatriates here than Singapore, compared to a year ago. However, based on data collected in March, the index compares only the cost of goods and services expatriates were most likely to buy such as brands of imported pasta, ...

  8. HK the world's most expensive for luxury rents

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com If you are an expatriate wanting to rent a three-bedroom apartment, you couldn't have picked a worse city. An unfurnished three-bedroom flat in Hong Kong of the luxurious type you want averages US$11,813 per month, the highest in the world, according to consulting firm ECA International, which helps companies manage their expatriate ...

  9. Local schools need to raise their game

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government has been reluctant to concede that Hong Kong has a shortage of international school places for the families of expatriates, pointing to the prospect of a few thousand extra ... schools in or on government property, leaving more places in the future for expatriate families. That does not convey a sense of urgency, nor reflect a warning from the local American Chamber ...

  10. Expats who are in HK to make money shun local schools as beneath them

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The American Chamber of Commerce claims that Hong Kong's status as a 'world class' city depends on its meeting the demand from expatriates for international school places ... In Hong Kong, our universities are world-class, and our pre-college pupils are famous for their outstanding performance in international scholastic assessments. But the city's expatriates ...




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