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  1. Weak greenback dulls HK's appeal as workplace of choice for foreigners

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu From top expatriate executives to Philippine maids, Hong Kong is no longer necessarily the first place foreigners choose to work as the weakness of the local dollar reduces their pay relative to their home currencies. Under the exchange rate system, the Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar and thus drops with it, hitting expatriates hard if they are paid ...

  2. Events

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... November 2: Joint business community luncheon with Chief Executive Donald Tsang. HKCEC. Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Canada/Hong Kong expatriate tax presentation'. ...

  3. School expansion a chance for city to benefit

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to local and expatriate families. What is needed is direction and leadership. It is therefore a welcome development that the Education Bureau has taken up Chief Executive Donald Tsang ... populations have outgrown facilities. Many expatriate families have trouble finding school places for their children and this is deterring some overseas professionals from moving to Hong Kong. More ...

  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Envoy foresees universal suffrage by 2017' and the caption to the associated photograph on Page A2 yesterday gave the impression that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was responding to Stephen Bradley's comments on expatriates' views on the environment when he said: 'The opinions of Hong Kong citizens are much more important than ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... City more expensive for expats Hong Kong has moved up one place to become the world's fifth-most-expensive city for expatriates this year, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2009 conducted by Mercer, a consulting, outsourcing and investment services company. Tokyo and Osaka top the list, followed by Moscow and Geneva. Beijing jumped from 20th to ninth place, ...

  6. Sweeteners welcomed but lack of vision lamented

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the addition of 5,000 international school places would not help expatriate parents on Hong Kong Island because all four new international schools would be built in Kowloon and the New Territories. ...

  7. Business - Comment

    Regina Ip versus Paul Zimmerman on Facebook

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... of the "gweilo" to the desire on the part of the district's large expatriate community to support "one of their own kind".   A setback for Bowtie Adversity continues to dog former chief ...

  8. Lee dig at 'crowded HK'

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said he felt the city 'had the fundamentals' to offer a 'reasonably good living' for 10 million people. Surveys show expatriates prefer Singapore to Hong Kong for its better ...

  9. Envoy foresees universal suffrage by 2017

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... '[Expatriates'] views on local issues matter, because in the last analysis it is the foreigners here who make Hong Kong international.' Responding to a question about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's views on the environment, he said he had been assured by the chief executive that the environment was his top priority, but hoped his own opinion on expatriate views would be reported to Mr ...

  10. Shakeup of schools a priority

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly, Polly Hui, Will Clem

    ... and the problem of pollution would only apply to those who considered staying in the city for the long term, Mr Eilers said. Expatriates would consider living with pollution for two to three years before leaving Hong Kong, he said. But if there was no school for their children, the city would immediately be off the list. About 10 major firms including Colliers help expatriates relocate to Hong ...




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