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  1. 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 ...

  2. Tax rise may lead to fewer US expatriates

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on US citizens working overseas. Under the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, which US President George W. Bush is expected to ratify in the next few days, expatriate ... for inflation. However, as companies usually pay US income taxes for their expatriate American staff, the increased cost of business may force employers to look elsewhere for talent or to restructure ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lakeville Regency draws expatriates

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE ONGOING SALE of Lakeville Regency, developed by Shui On Land, reflects strong buying interest from the Hong Kong and expatriate communities in Shanghai. So far about 40 per cent of the buyers are from Hong Kong. Another 25 per cent are from the United States and Europe, and 35 per cent are from Taiwan and the rest of Asia. The expatriates are working and living in Shanghai ...

  5. Parkview offers expatriates a home away from home

    Posted Oct 11th 2006, 12:00am by Christopher Dobson

    ... Chris Dobson Extended rooms cater for families and a new indoor rock-climbing wall complements existing outdoor facilities MORE SERVICED apartments are opening up to cater for the growing influx of expatriate professionals setting up a temporary home in Hong Kong. Clean and well maintained, the serviced flats are run to high standards, though nearly all are in the high-rise urban ...

  6. Shanghai targets illegal expatriates

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... businesses that did not have a strong legal awareness about hiring foreign staff or were prepared to help expatriates dodge tax. ...

  7. Confusion voiced over race law's effect on expatriate deals

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... foreign staff on expatriate packages. Companies will still be able to offer such packages, but the recruits must have experience 'not readily available in Hong Kong' and must not be permanent residents. Those currently on expatriate terms will not be affected. Country manager for recruitment firm Hudson, Erika Morton, said companies generally preferred to hire locally, ...

  8. Police appeal for information on expatriate woman

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.16pm: Police on Tuesday appealed to the public for information on a mysterious expatriate woman found wandering in Kowloon City last week. A spokesman said little ... the expatriate woman appeared to be non-Caucasian. She is thin and about 1.62 metres tall. She has a pointed face and long light brown hair. The spokesman urged people with information to contact ...

  9. Trust funds can help expatriates minimise their taxes the legal way

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... that might affect their financial futures. For British residents this often means overlooking the issue of inheritance tax. Mr Sherman said many British expatriates failed to realise that they remained subject to Inheritance Tax (IHT) even if they left Britain a long time ago. Liability to IHT often comes as a nasty surprise to the family of a deceased expatriate. The rate of IHT is 40 ...

  10. 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 ...




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