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  1. Foreign investment in Shanghai surges by 40pc

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... half of this year, up 40 per cent on last year. In June, contracted foreign investment - an indicator of future trends - rose 24.8 per cent to US$909 million, local media said yesterday. Figures for actual foreign investment, an indicator of the funds utilised, were not given. Shanghai approved 2,468 projects with foreign investment in the first six months of this year, a rise ...

  2. Thousands apply for Shanghai jobs

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... failed to apply for work permits. Of the total who applied for permits, more than 88 per cent were employed by foreign-invested companies. More than 20 per cent held managerial or specialised ...

  3. What's happening and where

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... active' and therefore 'not suitable for office work'. Foreign firms get students' vote Mainland university students still consider foreign-invested companies the best places ...

  4. China streamlines voluntary pension scheme

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... analyst Zhang Xuesong estimated existing enterprise annuities- mostly set up by large state-owned and foreign-invested companies as staff incentive schemes- were worth up to 100 billion yuan. ... Bei Hu New rule paves the way for annuities to be invested in stocks A new labour ministry regulation will bring China's supplementary pension account management closer ...

  5. Mob violence exposes India's jobs crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... fact to policymakers- India's economic reforms may have attracted foreign investment and boosted GDP growth, but the boom has not created an evenly distributed demand for jobs. More than ...

  6. Trade union is urged to ease plight of jobless

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and Metallurgical Workers' Union, which is part of the federation, said it was difficult to set up branches in private and foreign-invested enterprises and act as a medium between workers ...

  7. New clauses worry multinationals

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... will oblige employers, including foreign-invested enterprises, to implement changes. It will be necessary for them to review in-house HR practices and to rethink some of their standard terms ... circumstances. Baker & McKenzie pointed out that the second draft proposes that the representative offices of foreign enterprises should be allowed to hire mainland employees directly. This, ...

  8. Pension consultant has his eye on China market

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... particularly in investment and foreign exchange controls. In China, pension funds are still mainly invested by local government departments. These funds are not allowed to invest in overseas markets ... investment funds. This may gradually help solve the pension problems in China. Q. Do you think foreign pension fund managers will soon be able to break into the China market? A. We should see ...

  9. How the dependant policy works

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dependant policy. Hong Kong adopts liberal immigration policies on the admission of foreigners for employment, study and investment. Existing policies are subject to review as and when necessary, ... We refer to the articles headlined 'Immigration changes upset foreign groups - chambers say HK's attractive qualities are being eroded' (July 28), 'Expats face new ...

  10. 'Foreign' labour practices flummox western companies

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... of foreign entities cannot hire directly. They have to hire staff through a job agency- namely FESCO- which plays the middleman role in the process. The very first question foreign corporations need ... to keep corporations away from headaches and painful situations.' Despite the 'foreign' employment practices, corporations continue to be keen to hire staff locally. 'There ...




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