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  1. HK brands are Asia's poor relations

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Malaysia, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines, also revealed that Hong Kong consumers were not particularly enthusiastic about local brands. The eighth Reader's Digest ... by the Philippines (41 per cent), Taiwan (30 per cent) and Malaysia (29 per cent). Singapore was the least supportive of local brands, with only 18 per cent of the winning brands being homegrown. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Cultural and economic ties drive relations

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... policies that make the country more business-friendly to encourage foreign investment. 'The country has become more flexible. It is very easy to set up companies in Malaysia now,' Yew ...

  4. Siege survivors demand Philippine witnesses

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Phyllis Tsang, Simpson Cheung Survivors of the Manila bus siege and victims' relatives yesterday demanded that the Philippine government send witnesses to testify at the Hong Kong inquest into the tragedy. 'Just a few months ago, Philippine government officials said they would give all possible assistance to the Hong Kong investigation, but so far these promises have ...

  5. Law barring foreign helpers from being granted permanent residency is unjust

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Philippine domestic helpers first started arriving in Hong Kong in the early 1970s on domestic helper contracts. It has taken 40 years for society in Hong Kong to develop to a stage where a few brave individuals are willing to step forward to challenge a law which is unjust. It takes seven years to establish permanent residency in Hong Kong. Many people forget the origins ...

  6. Foreign firms seek HK HQs

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... together with public relations services, amounted to US$3.3 billion (HK$25.7 billion) in 2010. Of this, US$288 million, or 8.8 per cent, was ascribed to the mainland. As China continues to open up, Hong Kong and foreign enterprises have more opportunities to enter and explore the market. Local policies, regulations and systems, however, can be difficult to understand, especially when ...

  7. Needless Philippine travel alert only adds to dangers

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reason, the Hong Kong government punishes the Philippine government, harms the country's economy and sours diplomatic relations. Such political posturing will only jeopardise the safety ... shocked and confused. Amidst the fear and sorrow, a black travel alert, the highest-level warning, was issued against visiting the Philippines, meaning all journeys should be avoided, while ...

  8. The missing link in economic relations

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan The media and other observers in Hong Kong closely follow the ups and downs in economic relations between mainland China and the United States, for obvious reasons. We want ... the Hong Kong economy. They would reduce demand for our trade-related services and, of course, hurt many companies on the mainland. Such action could also lead to broader conflicts over trade ...

  9. A distant relation

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... 'For us, Hong Kong is just another foreign relationship now, just as for Hong Kong we are another country,' British Consul-General Stephen Bradley said at a Foreign Correspondents' ... won't mingle with me. They just think of us as foreigners,' he said. 'The pubs are closed after we finish work anyway. But my friends in Hong Kong still think I'm living a great ...

  10. HK committed to building closer relations with Malaysia: Yue

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Kong's foreign direct investment in Malaysia amounted to some $28 billion. Reciprocally, Hong Kong attracted a total stock of some $9 billion from Malaysia.' ...




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