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  1. Extra 25b yuan from annuities to flood market

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An extra 25 billion yuan (HK$28.56 billion) in fresh capital is likely to flood mainland stock exchanges after Beijing raised the amount corporate annuities can invest in equities as it tries to revive the market. The central government will soon allow the mainland's annuities, which hold 252.5 billion yuan in assets, to invest a maximum 30 per cent in stocks, up from ...

  2. Migrants flood back to cities in search of jobs

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Most of the 70 million migrant workers who went back to their rural homes for the Lunar New Year have returned to cities in search of work. This had added yet more pressure on the labour market in urban areas already strained by the ...

  3. Visa flood expected after maid levy move

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Agnes Lam Immigration office open longer to cope Immigration Department counters will open an hour earlier today, and open tomorrow, to cope with the flood of visa applications for foreign domestic helpers expected following the suspension of the levy payable on their contracts. The suspension, which lasts two years, takes effect today. Unions representing ...

  4. Jobless flood online 'slave market'

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... Markus Gaertner in Berlin German website offering work to lowest pay bidder reaps fury Some call it a form of an online slave market, but a website that offers jobs to those willing to work for the lowest pay has thousands of Germans scrambling to undercu ...

  5. Alarm grows over flood of migrants

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Shanghai The number of migrant workers in Shanghai has swelled to 5.3 million, raising concerns about the city's ability to cope with a massive influx of job seekers, a state-run newspaper said yesterday. Shanghai labour authorities ...

  6. Graduates flooding Beijing job market

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Labour chief tells them other cities offer better chance The rising number of university graduates is swelling the ranks of jobless young people in Beijing, according to the quarterly official unemployment figures. The situation could deter ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in existing country parks and already protected by law. HK$3.8b flood project starts Work on drainage tunnels costing HK$3.87 billion has begun along northern Hong Kong Island, Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung to stop flooding, funnelling rainwater into the sea. Work on the 11km Hong Kong West tunnel began on November 30 and will be completed in 2012. Work on the 5.1km Tsuen Wan tunnel ...

  8. Miners ready to strike over workplace-safety dispute

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Lachlan Colquhoun

    ... occupational health and safety laws. Xstrata bought the mine from its previous owners, who were fined A$1.46 million over the accident in which four miners drowned after drilling into a flooded shaft. ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Weather a hot and wet topic on the mainland The China Meteorological Administration will hold a press conference today. China has seen extraordinary weather in the past two months - from drought that hit several provinces to floods that inundated large parts of the country. Pressure is mounting on how ...

  10. Unpaid workers reject police version of job-site clash

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... hydroelectric power station was flooded last summer. The subcontractor suffered major losses from flood-damaged equipment and was left with no money to pay wages. Some of the 200 plus workers hired ...




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