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  1. Survival tips for firms

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the above is 45 per cent and 55 per cent respectively. The survey canvassed 12,000 businesspeople in 85 countries. Globally, financial services and information and communication technology firms ... the Middle East uprisings, the Christchurch earthquake and the floods in Bangkok- to realise the urgency for companies to think ahead. According to a survey by serviced office provider Regus, 41 per ...

  2. Post-crisis specialists needed

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... financial institutions. According to the Hong Kong Immigration Department, the majority of work visas were issued to employees working for international banks and financial institutions. Their titles include CEO, vice-president, senior investment manager, analyst, and strategist. Most of the financiers who applied for work visas were foreigners who had been working in Japan. In an act ...

  3. Asia Financial hard hit by disasters, investments

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Asia Financial plunged into the red last year following heavy insurance payouts to natural disaster victims and an investment loss caused by the downturn in markets. The company, which is engaged in the underwriting of general and life insurance and securities trading and holding, posted a net loss of HK$137.5 million, against a profit of HK$268.8 ...

  4. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... good-quality infrastructure and emergency systems. Its death toll from such disasters would be much worse if that were not the case. In dollar terms, the financial cost is much higher than it would ...

  5. Metro incidents

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... failure caused by a short circuit on Line 1. Train services on the line were suspended. December 21, 2009 A power failure at 8.20am forced a suspension of Line 2 operations, stranding many ... 2009 Train services on lines 1, 4 and 9 were temporarily suspended during the morning rush hour. A train remained at the platform for more than 10 minutes, but no explanation was given ...

  6. Emergency services back down on secrecy

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and Danny Mok The Fire Services Department has bowed to pressure to revise its media relations rules and give more information to journalists. The department had previously stuck to its policy of not providing details of any ambulance-service incidents in which fewer than eight people were injured, but it backed down after it came under fire for not reporting ...

  7. Fire services radio system 'not ready'

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... digital radio system was put through its paces, a union official revealed. The Fire Services Department started using the digital system in June last year to replace its analogue equipment, which was decommissioned yesterday, a spokesman said. But a firefighters' union official said the system was not ready. Au Wah-kin, secretary for the Hong Kong Fire Services Department Staffs General ...

  8. Contractor in pay deal over sewer deaths

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and the wages will not be deducted from the compensation. Shun Yuen Construction Company made the promise in a meeting yesterday with the Drainage Services Department and the families of Wong Keung ... procedures before families obtained compensation, and Shun Yuen's arrangement had certainly helped ease the financial burden. Shun Yuen chief executive Chan Kam-hong said the families were ...

  9. Operating speeds and services cut on lines

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... between Tianjin and Beijing, noticed the changes to the service but did not think they would make much difference. 'If the adjustment is to reduce safety hazards, three minutes slower won't make it safer,' he said. According to new schedules posted on the ministry's service website, a trip on the Beijing-Tianjin line takes three minutes longer now and ticket prices ...

  10. Flood control system takes top prize

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pools has won an international award for innovation. The Drainage Services Department has taken the top prize for planning in the International Water Association's Project Innovation Awards ... just 'throwing more drains at the flooding problem''. The Drainage Services Department said the first of two formal phases of the Happy Valley project would be commissioned ...




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